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With Michael Palin, John Lloyd, Helen Boyle, Simon London and Mark Dolan

Michael Palin on his book Brazil, writer and producer John Lloyd, Helen Boyle on the cook along, broadcaster Simon London with the TV news and comedian Mark Dolan with this week’s alternative stories.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Sat 28 Sep 2013 12:00

Canapé Ideas

by Helen Boyle from the Dip Society



A garlic dip with artichoke & thyme

Posh fish goujons dunked generously into Arti-thyme
Arti-Thyme charged nacho chips
Mini buckets of lincolnshire chipolatas for dipping into Arti-Thyme


A pea and chickpea dip with a hit of warming wasabi

Smoked salmon blini's topped with a dollop of Wasapea
Mini yorkshire puddings jam-packed with Wasapea and topped with roast beef


A sweet and minty chickpea dip with a chilli kick

Mini bell peppers stuffed with Kickpea
Mini poppadoms topped with Kickpea & lime pickle or chilli jam
Rice paper veggie and Kickpea spring rolls


A creamy smoked mackerel dip (Michael Palin's fav)

Mackerelata loaded on mini toasts with a dollop of creme fraiche
Spicy sweet potato wedges dipped into Mackerelata
Mackerelata loaded baby gem lettuce leaves