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Writer and Cook

Philip Dundas

Christmas Recipes

For those still toiling behind their pcs on Christmas Eve. And who look forward with eager dread at making the festive dinner tomorrow, I thought I would just offer some useful tips for escaping disaster and ensuring some happy results. Some of these may seem obvious, some less so. Turkey This is a bird that just wants to dry out given the chance. There are endless tricks and ... more

Perfect Summer Picnics

A picnic should be organised like any other meal; with timing, balance, poise and companionable guests. And given the potential style of a picnic, an eye for detail.The flavours, textures and colours of the experience need to match the perfection of our natural surroundings.

Cooking Without Recipes
'Read, inwardly digest, then throw the book away. This is the first day of the rest of your life in the kitchen'. Simon Callow more

Here's a reminder of PipsDish at The Garage, London's first 'permanent' pop up back in 2011. This became a recognised launchpad for new ideas about cooking, chefs and restaurants.

Cooking Behind Bars

A short film by Timothy West & Pete Laverty about the creation of the Cabin Cafe, a rehabilitation project I created with you men in custody at Hydebank Wood Secure College in 2015

Sea Trout, Asparagus & New Potatoes

The simple joy of two seasonal delights. Sea trout and Jersey Royals. Neither require much in the way of preparation, are easily and quickly cooked, and taste like the month of May on a plate. A marriage heralding summer days.