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Writer and Cook

Philip Dundas

Perfect Summer Picnics

There is only one pleasure that surpasses a picnic fleeting British summer days. Skinny-dipping. But paradise regained is surely both. The smell of crushed grass, the hum of darting insects and the splosh and drip of water are the boon companions of a tinkling glass of chilled wine and a plate of fine food. These are the dream days of life, when the ... more

Rehabilitating Prison Life

As a little boy, I was constantly in trouble. Nothing serious by most standards - the petty misdemeanours of a wayward lad growing up on a farm - but pretty much everything I did offended ...

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
The Garage

Before it gets revamped by the wonderfully inventive Meat Liquor, here's a reminder of the heady pop-up days at the Citroen Garage in Upper St

Rabbit in Milk with Sage & Peas

Rabbit should be handled with kid gloves; it's boney and gets dry when over-cooked. So I vote with the Italian method of stewing it gently in milk. Traditionally this is done with rosemary but I'm ...

Cooking Behind Bars

For a nation that thinks so highly of itself, our relationship with food is lamentable. While we enthusiasts are enveloped in clouds of gin mist, supping fermented grouse foam and foraging for our bowl of ...