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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 cold silk of ... more

Toyboys and tentacles

Like most people, my first taste of cephalopod was abroad. I think mine was 1985 and I arrived in Greece for the first time. Flown in to join a rather handsome and very rich older man, ...

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.