Food Resolutions: From Nose to Tail

By franco on 28 January, 2010

Nothing is Wasted
Nothing to Waste

Hello. My name is Franco. I’m a porkalohic.

People who know me well know that I have a love for the pig, bordering on obsession. And although most food resolutions during this time of year are all about cutting back and eating healthier, I’m planning to eat more of the piggy kind.

It isn’t so much about quantity but more about quality. More precisely, I’m working toward organizing a meal that any pork lover would give their right arm to attend. This dinner will involve the entire pig but it is not about creating a lechon fest – so many do that better than I possibly could.

I am a huge fan of Chef Fergus Henderson. At his London restaurant, St. John, he and his partner, Trevor Gulliver have created a venerable temple to feasting on the entire animal. They call it Nose to Tail Eating. It is because of Chef Henderson’s innovative menu, many diners have rediscovered the delectable joys of offal, gamey meats and other ignored cuts of protein. It is in keeping with Chef Henderson’s philosophy that I am hoping to organize (with the help of some like-minded souls) this meal.

For me, this is the year of the pig. I will keep you posted.

Photograph by Erik Lacson. Thank you.




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  • JANUARY 30, 2010 8:51 AM

    Miguel said...

    Franco - I'm in London right now and had dinner in St. Johns at Smithfield. Will blog about it soon. Love the place.

  • FEBRUARY 8, 2010 4:37 PM

    22loy said...

    May we invite you to a menu launch at a fastfood place? You seem to do reviews of only upscale places.

  • FEBRUARY 13, 2010 2:10 AM

    Franco said...

    Hello Miguel,

    So jealous. :) Hopefully, I'll get myself to London soon. But for now, circumstances demand I stay in town.

    That is not true at all, 22loy. We love all food not matter where it is from. It only has to be good. :)

  • FEBRUARY 21, 2010 1:57 AM

    Dig Digs said...

    Hi franco, i would like to send you sample of our products, where can i send it? please email me...

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