PHILIP Friend is a finalist on Mary Berry’s new cookery show Britain’s Best Home Cook.
Here is everything you need to know about the teacher and cook…
Philip is a semi-finalist on Britain’s Best Home Cook
Who is Philip Friend?
Philip Friend, 48, is from Guildford, Surrey.
He’s been a Maths teacher for almost 30 years and lives with his partner Simon and their cat Pippin.
Apart from cooking his hobbies include crime fiction, musical theatre and the series Golden Girls.
His ideal three-course meal would be a prawn cocktail, a roast with all the trimmings and a black forest gateau.
How did Philip Friend get into cooking?
Philip is a fan of the traditional 70s British food that he grew up with.
He still cites Delia’s Complete Cookery Course as his main source of culinary inspiration.
On his blog Phil’s Kitchen he writes, “Cooking has always been a significant part of my life. I love of all cooking – for me it is the best way to lose myself in a very happy world
“But in the world of cooking, baking epitomes total comfort for me; it’s possibly also a form of therapy for me -and it is certainly my “go to” when I want to relax.