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Whether skateboarding across the kitchen as a child,
or taking part in the world's most prestigious vintage road race, TV chef James Martin has never been one
to sit still. In this entertaining narrative he reveals
how his two passions – cooking and cars – have fuelled his hopes, dreams and successes and made him the household name he is today.
James talks with passion, energy and candid humour about his childhood, early ambitions, becoming a successful chef and wowing audiences with his foxtrot on Strictly Come Dancing. His story is punctuated with tales of remarkable cars, from his first toy Ferrari to his vintage Maserati, each one representing a personal milestone and bringing with it charming stories and amusing anecdotes. James' cars give him the perfect excuse to delve into his life, revealing frank and fascinating details - from racing through the fields on his father's tractor and teenage fumblings in the back seat, to hurtling round a track with James Bond actor, Daniel Craig.
With James' career reaching new heights, and his collection of classic cars continuing to grow, Driven tells how his two lifelong obsessions have shaped the life of this relentlessly ambitious man.
book to his enormously successful Home Comforts series sees James in his comfort
zone, cooking the food he loves best.
He champions local produce and loves growing his own, and this irresistible
collection of recipes ranges from fancy dinners to impress friends, to those times when
you just need to grab lunch for one in a hurry. The chapters reflect this, they are
divided into Lighter Comforts, Quick Comforts, Easy Comforts, Slow Comforts, Spicy
Comforts, Sweet Comforts and Baked Comforts.
Much-loved for his trademark wholesome, hearty British food, in this book James
shows off a fresh, light and ultra-modern side, too, in dishes like Shaved cauliflower
salad with barbecued honey tomatoes. The very British love of spicy foods is properly
indulged with recipes from all over the world, including Indian deep-fried soft-shell
crab with a delicious home-made lime pickle. There is also the true comfort food -
such as Chicken and wild mushroom frying pan pie - and old favourites such as
James is famous for his fabulous puddings and this book does not disappoint. Try
the mouth-watering Chocolate and clementine steamed pudding, or bake Lavender
shortbread to eat with Lavender crème caramel.
Beautifully shot in James’s own home, this is a book of irresistible recipes to use
everyday for years to come.
My Kitchen is a collection of James Martin's favourite seasonal recipes. Be inspired in your kitchen all year round with more than 100 of James's tried-and-tested favourites.
As the face of British food, James Martin knows how to cook for an audience. But what happens when the cameras are turned off and it's time to feed himself and his friends? Here James shares the recipes that see him through the year, with plenty of easy and irresistible ideas for fantastic food, even when there's no occasion.
James firmly believes that fresh, local ingredients are always the best, and he often uses his own home-grown fruit and veg in his everyday cooking. His recipes are organised by the seasons, so that whether your produce hails from the garden, the greengrocer or the supermarket, you'll never be short of ways to celebrate delicious seasonal food.
A vocal supporter of traditional British grub, James also includes ideas for using different cuts of meat, harking back to an era of 'waste not, want not'. Determined to prove that game, such as grouse, rabbit and venison, is not only affordable but also very delicious, he finds versatile ways to turn these meats into mouth-watering dishes that everyone
Discover over 100 no-nonsense recipes from James's personal repertoire, all explained in his straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Accompanied by beautiful food photography and seasonal reportage images which offer a view of James's own house and garden, this is a book which cannot fail to inspire healthy, hearty home-cooked food.
• Leek and Potato Soup with Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg
• Cromer Crab Toastie
• Beef and Fennel Koftas with Corn on the Cob
• Marinated Loin of Lamb with Warm Figs, Coriander and Honey
• Herb-crusted Baked Cod with Spiced Cauliflower Cheese
• Roasted Turkey with Guinness Glaze
• Rabbit Casserole with Grapes and White Wine
• Thyme-roasted Apricots with Honey Madelines
• Swiss-style Hazelnut Meringue with Coffee Cream
• Christmas Pudding Ice Cream with Warm Satsumas and Caramel Sauce
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TV favourite James Martin is back with another collection of brilliant recipes.
This is the book James Martin fans have been waiting for. Recipes you need, like the ultimate beef burger, perfect pies, a foolproof risotto and puddings to die for. With James's help, you can master them all.
Masterclass is the ultimate collection of James Martin recipes; the ones that everyone should know how to cook. James takes classic dishes and much-loved favourites and makes them simpler than ever, and even more delicious, adding some exciting tweaks and twists of his own.
Learn how to master James' recipes for beloved classics such as Cheese Soufflé, Beef Bourguignon and traditional Bakewell Tart, as well as his take on international dishes such as Onion Bhajis, Saffron Gnocchi, Bang Bang Chicken and Brioche French Toast.
Alongside the recipes, you'll find manageable step-by-step guides to essential kitchen skills, such as how to fillet a fish, how to tie a joint for roasting and the best way to poach an egg. So, if you want to take your cooking to the next level, James Martin will help show you how.
Saturday Kitchen is a popular magazine-format show broadcast live on BBC1 for 35 weeks of the year. Combining a regular band of chefs and celebrities, as well as archive material and interactive features, it achieves a perfect balance of lively on-screen atmosphere with practical cookery content. Hosted by James Martin, the programme has a down-to-earth approach with attention to modern food trends that appeals to not-too-serious cooks.
The Saturday Kitchen Cookbook contains over 100 inspirational recipes from the show, bringing together new ideas from some of the nation's favourite chefs, cutting-edge recipes from fresh talent, a variety of different cuisine from all around the world and a wealth of tips on current food topics.