I longed for this book ever since I saw the episode of A Cook's Tour when Anthony Bourdain goes to St. John Restaurant.
Nose to Tail Eating by Fergus Henderson is just wonderful : it looks good, feels good and contains some fantastic recipes and philosophies. It is a small hard cover book with something attached I wish more books had - a ribbon bookmark.
I love the photos within, especially the front and back inside covers. The front has the ears and the back the heart, as shown in the pictures to the left.
Anthony Bourdain has written the introduction, which explains the cult aspect of this restaurant and the cookbook.
The philosophies fit so well with what we believe here at Nihowera, and can be explained with a quote from the first page :
"'Nose to Tail Eating' means it would be disingenuous to the animal not to make the most of the whole beast ; there is a set of delights, textural and flavoursome, which lie beyond the fillet."