Trotter Gear


"This unctuous, giving gastronomic tool will become all cooks' friend, finding untold uses in the kitchen"
-Fergus Henderson

TROTTER GEAR is shredded pigs’ trotters in a rich stock reduction, infused with aromatic vegetables and Madeira, used to enrich stews, braises and gravies. It is used by the chefs at St. JOHN as the base of many of our best loved dishes at the restaurant. 

On September 16th, St. JOHN launched Trotter Gear - in a pouch!  Ready-made to the very same recipe used by the St. JOHN chefs in their restaurant kitchen, we have packaged this invaluable stock for the home cook to enable them to achieve the same depth of flavour at home, either in new recipes or in old favourites.



The iconic St. JOHN Restaurant in London's Smithfield was opened in 1994 by Fergus Henderson & Trevor Gulliver.  Housed in an old bacon smokehouse the pair did little to the space other than whitewash the walls.  In the twenty years and more that followed, St. JOHN has become an institution, much lauded (and copied) for its pared back aesthetic and pioneering simplicity, with Fergus Henderson hailed as the godfather of modern British cookery.