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Writer and Cook

Philip Dundas

Some hae meat

One summer in Scotland, my father decided to drive us to the Ayrshire countryside, where as a boy he'd spent his childhood holidays. He imagined we'd have a picnic, nestling in the bucolic greensward of remembered countryside.  Added to our embarrassment he decided to drive us there in the S3 Continental Bentley which he kept mostly under cover, unable to afford the cost of filling its capacious fuel tanks. Designed ... more

Duck Confit

Sometime when the slow march out of winter begins. It's still cold and wet but we can start looking forward now to that wonderful March day when the light evenings return. The weather always urges ...

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

Eating in Barcelona

In Barcelona, you have to know where you are looking to find decent food. But through the swamp of greasy tapas, bland paellas and dreary pinxtos there are some beacons of local culinary enthusiasm where ...