Noble Rot Issue 32 is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum).
How can you not love a chef who says one of the reasons they gave up architecture was that they “didn’t like sitting in an office eating sandwiches and drinking coffee at a desk”? Talk about priorities. Because there’ll always be some Gaudí or other designing fabulous apartments, but nothing should stand in the way of a good lunch. Besides, it’s not as if Fergus Henderson – the chef in question, and also this issue’s special guest – hasn’t had a similarly outsized influence on food, restaurants and culture. Whether reintroducing ‘nose-to-tail eating’, influencing fashion, or training a generation of chefs who’ve since gone on to captain their own kitchens – thank goodness that al desko butties got the boot. On the cusp of his 60th birthday, Noble Rot profiles Henderson as you’ve never seen him before.
The Noble Rot magazine is published quarterly and the home of exciting wine and food writing. Since its launch in February 2013 Noble Rot has seen chefs Fergus Henderson, Valentine Warner and José Pizarro rubbing shoulders with artists like LCD Soundsystem, Lily Allen and David Shrigley, blurring the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts. Contributors include cult Scottish author John Niven, eRobert Parker’s Neal Martin, The River Café’s Emily O’Hare, Jamie Goode, Richard Hemming and Skint Records’ Damian Harris. Noble Rot was founded by two friends, Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, who met through a shared love of wine, design and independent magazines whilst working next door to each other on Kensington High Street. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised £11,600 of funding in Autumn 2013, Noble Rot is continuing to expand at a considerable rate. The magazine is based in London, and published quarterly.
Features: Noble Rot – Issue 32
- Teach ex-England super striker, and budding wino, Peter Crouch to spot corked, oxidised, and all-round bogging wines.
- Travel to Saint-Emilion and Graves to ask what the future holds for Bordeaux, and profile The World Sommelier Championships, Hokkaido’s emerging winemaking scene, English still wine and the trend for producers’ work becoming more important than appellations’ historic reputations.
- Elsewhere, DBC Pierre tells us how he found a real ‘unicorn’ wine, Henry Harrisevangelises about his love of tripe, Marina O’Loughlin defines ‘Dadcore’ restaurants, Dan Keeling writes about the alcoholic effects of different styles of wine, and Keira Knightley reviews Madrid’s Sacha.