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Cooking without Recipes Paperback
Philip Dundas (Author)
Do you envy people who seem to be able to cook with effortless ease? Have you ever wanted to cook like your mother, bringing an endless variety of meals to the table without ever looking at a recipe book? Do you want to be inspired in the kitchen again, and just by opening the fridge door concoct a feast from nothing but a few leftovers, a squeeze of lemon and some fresh air?
Then look no further. Cooking without Recipes will show you how. Using the right implements, shopping with confidence, and stocking up on essential ingredients you will acquire the instinct needed to prepare your favourite dishes from your own creativity and imagination.
Cooking without Recipes is about helping people to achieve their simplest ambitions in the kitchen. The premise is to encourage the self-confidence to make the dishes you want with ingredients which have been a pleasure to buy. Having helped you think about what, when and how you eat, the book shows how it’s possible to cook with both information and inspiration. By evaluating what to buy at the supermarket and when at the local market, we’ll begin to apply the need to the right outlet, rather than resentfully lumbering home with a car boot full of the usual or a carrier bag of over-priced unusable delicacies from the market.
Philip Dundas was a BBC Producer until 2007, when he decided to follow two of his greatest passions: writing and cooking. Since then he has written a food blog called www.PipsDish.co.uk where he explores ideas about food and cooking.
Philip was brought up on a farm in Scotland by his adopted parents, where he preferred to snare rabbits and shoot pheasants with a catapult than learn his latin verbs. His first book ‘Cooking without Recipes’ was inspired by teaching his elderly widowed father to cook his favourite dishes.
Philip runs a pop-up restaurant called PipsDish where he sources the best ingredients and serves up dinners in unusual venues – currently a disused car repair garage in London.
Philip is also the co-founder of a social enterprise called Agency East dedicated to helping young people facing unemployment and disadvantage. He campaigns against food inequality and poverty in the UK through the charities Magic Breakfast and FoodCycle, both of which seek to change the lives of people by getting access to nutritious food.