James Martin

A popular chef and television presenter, James Martin was born in Matton, North Riding of Yorkshire on 30 June, 1972 and is best known for presenting Saturday Kitchen from 2006 to 2016. He has published a number of bestselling cookbooks.

Discovered by Antony Worrall Thompson, James worked in France before starting his television career on Ready, Steady, Cook in 1996. He has won many culinary awards and owns a private pilot’s licence. He’s fascinated by fast cars and has two dogs.


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James Martin Books

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    James Martin's Great British Adventure (Hardback)

    James Martin

    (15) Hand-picked favourites
    Following his foodie trips around France and the USA, James Martin comes closer to home with a culinary journey around Great Britain.

    Accompanying the new ITV series, James shares his favourite recipes and stories from his coast-to-coast trip. He shares classic British meals and more surprising treats hailing from towns and cities including Bristol, Belfast, Orkney and Land's End.

    This is a great cookbook for any proud Brit and it features exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from James' latest road trip.
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    Sweet (Hardback)

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    Hand-picked favourites
    We Britons have an extra tummy for dessert, that's pretty much a given. Either way, you'll want to save space for the 90 fabulous sweet treats in James Martin's new recipe book, Sweet.

    A celebration of everyone's favourite teatime course, the much-loved TV chef takes readers on a tour of elegant classics, challenging showstoppers, chocolaty treats and much more through mouthwatering photographs and his foolproof step-by-step instructions.

    Sure to provide inspiration whether you're planning a simple bake or a grand finale to a celebratory meal, this exciting collection of all-new naughty-but-nice James Martin recipes sets a new standard for home-made desserts.
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    James Martin's French Adventure (Hardback)

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    Hand-picked favourites
    In James Martin's latest television series, the popular chef journeys through the whole of France (in Keith Floyd's classic Citroen 2CV) sampling the finest delicacies the country has to offer.

    This tie-in cookbook will show you how to make 80 of the mouth-watering recipes he picked up on his travels. He's even added his own special twist to some of the dishes.

    All simple to prepare and accompanied by stunning photography, among the highlights are duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney, scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce and, for those with a sweet tooth, a pear and rosemary tarte tatin.
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    James Martin's Great British Adventure (Hardback)

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    Following on from his triumphant TV shows and books James Martin's American Adventure and James Martin's French Adventure, our food hero comes home and brings us what he does best in James Martin's Great British Adventure. The book sees James travel from coast to coast, cooking and eating everywhere from Whitby to Snowdonia, Bristol to Belfast, and Orkney to Padstow. On the way he cooks classic British dishes alongside some more surprising recipes, all with the best ingredients this small island has to offer. It's the culinary journey that's right on your doorstep and here are recipes from the series, along with exclusive photography from behind the scenes on James's extraordinary food trip.
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    James Martin's French Adventure (Hardback)

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    James Martin's French Adventure showcases the superstar chef's handpicked favourite recipes from the series and sees him journey the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best food France has to offer. Along the way he cooks seafood in Marseille, shops at colourful Provencal markets, cooks with legendary chefs including Michel Roux and Pierre Gagnaire and explores the vineyards of Burgundy.With 80 recipes for fabulous French classics, as well as James's own takes on some of the delicious dishes he tastes on the road, you'll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a warming bowl of vibrant pistou soup on a chilly evening, or take duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney on your next picnic. For a treat, try scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce or a classic boeuf bourguignon. And what better end to a meal than a pear and rosemary tarte tatin or a refreshing iced blackberry souffle?Overflowing with stunning photography, James Martin's French Adventure is a must-have for anyone who loves the good life and great, simple food.
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    James Martin's American Adventure (Hardback)

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    Following on from his triumphant TV show and book James Martin's French Adventure, our food hero takes on the United States in James Martin's American Adventure. The book sees James travel from coast to coast, cooking and eating everywhere from San Francisco to Dallas, Philadelphia to New Orleans, New York to Maine, and sampling the high life in The Hamptons. On the way he cooks with real cowboys at a ranch, caters at Reno air race, and explores Creole food in Baton Rouge. It's the culinary journey of a lifetime and here are all the recipes from the series, along with exclusive photography from behind the scenes on James's extraordinary food trip.
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    Slow Cooking (Hardback)

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    Slow Cooking is an irresistible collection of simple, delicious dishes to take your time over. James Martin shows how cooking slowly is the perfect way to draw out flavours and textures, enabling you to produce mouthwatering dishes with minimum effort. James' tempting recipes make it easy to cook fabulous food for family and friends. Every recipe includes an hour or more of cooking or marinating time and no last minute preparation - so let your oven do the work while you get on with other things.
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    The Meaning Of The 21st Century (Paperback)

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    James Martin, one of the world's most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. 'We are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes - extremes of wealth and poverty, extremes in technology, extremes in globalization. If we are to survive, we must learn how to manage them all.' Although we face huge challenges and conflicts, Martin argues that it is in the scientific breakthroughs of the new century that we will find new hope. In a clear, penetrating and insightful style he addresses the key questions of our age and proposes an interconnected set of solutions to its problems.
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    Fast Cooking (Hardback)

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    Using good-quality ingredients, smart store-cupboard shortcuts and time-saving ideas, James Martin shows how to put delicious, everyday food on the table in next to no time. Each recipe is straightforward to shop for with easy-to-find ingredients, and can be prepared from start to finish in 20 minutes, including any accompaniments. Additionally, there are clever tips about how to adapt and vary the dishes to suit your time constraints. Divided into chapters on starters, main courses and desserts, there are plenty of quick after-work suppers, such as smoked haddock fishcakes with quick hollandaise, or hot noodle soup with chilli and mushrooms, as well as simple-but-stunning dishes for entertaining when you're short of time, such as sushi salmon with hot sizzling sesame oil, or roast duck with cumin-spiced lentils. Delicious yet speedy puddings include a 5-minute banoffee cheesecake, whoopee cakes and strawberries with vodka sabayon.
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