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James Winter is the producer of BBC1's flagship cookery programme Saturday Kitchen, where he has been instrumental in promoting the talents of many of Britain's finest chefs. His ability to spot emerging talent as well as his passionate support of established chefs has made him one of the most influential players on the British food scene. His first book Yes Chef! was published in 2009.
November 2012 Food and Drink Book of the Month. A pleasing piece of food giftery, a book that looks into the roots of some classic dishes, the chefs who invented them and who was the lucky recipient. As well as a potted history, James Martin gives the reader full illustrated recipe details on recreating the dish – or cocktail for themselves. Some of the foods under discussion - Coronation Chicken and Caesar’s salad are found on many everyday menus, there are some historical curiosities to try – Woolton Pie and then there are those more exotic constructions such as Oysters Rockefeller – all preceded by the very best Martini. Like for Like ReadingForgotten Fruits: The Stories behind Britain’s Traditional Fruit and Vegetables Christopher StocksA History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell