Sean St. John

Sean St John is a freelance writer specializing in food, wine and spirits. He is particularly interested in food’s natural seasons, fresh produce and artisan producers with a real passion for their craft. He currently lives in Cornwall, UK, an area known for its seafood and farming. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting food and drink to try and buy and write about, and is currently working on Four, a British seasonal cookery book with illustrator Katt Frank. You can see more of his work at Wildwood & Shore.

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Apple Cider Steamed Mussels

by Sean St. John
Apple Cider Steamed Mussels

When I think of the northeast, I think of apples. Of nippy fall days, and a plethora of laden apple trees. Naturally, apple cider follows, and naturally, some scrumptious eats can be made with such riches. But seafood? The answer is yes. Sean shows us why! – Amy Stare at a mussel shell for long

Root Veggie Chips with Lemon Rosemary Sea Salt

by Sean St. John
Root Veggie Chips with Lemon Rosemary Sea Salt

Everyone needs a midwinter pick-me-up, and Sean’s colorful snack seems like just the ticket! Root vegetables can get repetitive and a little heavy, but slicing them thin and getting them delightfully crispy makes them just different enough to be addictive. I like to eat these with an assortment of dips; hummus, a simple guacamole, maybe

Beet Pickled Quail’s Eggs

by Sean St. John
Beet Pickled Quail’s Eggs

There are pickles, and then there are Pickles, with a capital P. Sean’s gorgeous delicacies belong to the latter category. This is a great recipe to stretch your cooking comfort boundaries, because it’s relatively simple and poses no overt threat (unlike deep-fried turkeys). A little jar of magenta orbs in the fridge is sure to

Little Tipples: Homemade Ginger Beer

by Sean St. John
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This is the last (and most explosive) installment of Katt Frank and Sean St. John’s Little Tipples Collaboration. Along the way they’ve introduced us to Sloe Gin, Blackberry Bourbon, and Brandied Cherries. Beer seems like a natural conclusion then, especially with the holiday twist of ginger! -Amy Homemade ginger beer is fiery, spicy, viciously bubbly

Blackberry, Blueberry & Fig Tartlets

by Sean St. John
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My favorite colours (British spelling!) have always been rich hues of violet, so I am spellbound by the way the fruit stains these sweet little winter treats. They remind me of something that would be served at the traditional French Goûter (a snack and tea-time around four o’clock). As in, I wish I was in

Little Tipples: Brandied Cherries

by Sean St. John
Little Tipples: Brandied Cherries

This is the third installment of Katt Frank and Sean St. John’s Little Tipples series. Today we’re moving away from straight liquor to an innocent little fruit treat – laced with brandy, naturally. Visit the first two, Sloe Gin and Blackberry Bourbon, for more! -Amy Brandied cherries are something to waken the taste buds. The

Little Tipples: Blackberry Bourbon

by Sean St. John
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  This is the second installment of Little Tipples, a neat little series hatched by illustrator Katt Frank and food writer Sean St. John. To see the first, check out Sloe Gin. This time, one of our favorite berries gets a boozy treatment that will have you smiling all season long; who doesn’t love a

Little Tipples: Sloe Gin

by Sean St. John
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Today, we’d like to introduce Eat Boutique readers to Sean St. John, an amazing UK-based food writer that’s teamed up with Eat Boutique veteran illustrator Katt Frank to bring us a series of Little Tipples. These fruit laced cocktail esque concoctions are perfect for the holidays; you may not be hearing bells or dreaming of

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