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Writer and Cook

Philip Dundas

Perfect Summer Picnics

There is only one pleasure that surpasses a picnic in these 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, ... more

Philip's Diary
London's new restaurant quarter

Move over Peckham and Dalston, London’s surprising new restaurant quarter is in Highbury. It’s close to my heart because my first real pop-up restaurant was at the Marquess Tavern, round the corner in ...

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 Company Shed

Needing clear air, I make an annual pilgrimage here with my sister. No more encouragement needed than the promise of lunch at The Company Shed.


Home cooking is a habit. You have to wear it, get familiar with it. You’ll never learn this from watching telly or reading a book. And that’s why home-cooking is different. For me ...

Pip's Dishes

Watch the short film by Freddie McConnell which shows Pip's tips on roasted veg.