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James Martin - Author

About the Author

Presenter of the BBC's Saturday Kitchen, James Martin's enthusiasm and passion for food have won him countless fans. His accessible approach to cooking was showcased in his previous books for Quadrille, Desserts (2007) and Slow Cooking (2012). He has two restaurants and writes a weekly car column in the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine, as well as making frequent appearances on food TV programmes and demonstrating live at the BBC Good Food Show.

Featured books by James Martin

James Martin's French Adventure 80 Classic French Recipes

James Martin's French Adventure 80 Classic French Recipes

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

With 80 recipes for fabulous French classics, as well as James's own takes on 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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Fast Cooking Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes

Fast Cooking Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

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.

Other books by James Martin

James Martin's Muse

James Martin's Muse

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Home Comforts

Home Comforts

Author: Martin James Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

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. 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 chicken Kiev.

James Martin's Islands to Highlands

James Martin's Islands to Highlands

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Since going on his Great British Adventure in 2019, James Martin has taken to the road again (and the sea and skies, too!) to bring us a new British recipes cookbook, featuring more of his favourite stunning - and occasionally remote - locations around the UK. With a foreword by Tom Kerridge, this new celebration of the unique food of the British Isles sees James travel from islands to Highlands, cooking and eating everywhere from Cornwall to Scilly, Jersey and Guernsey, Isle of Man to Shetland, the Peak District, Lake District and Yorkshire Moors, and from Wales to Skye. He takes advantage of the best ingredients the country has to offer, making Poached Turbot with a Creamy Herb Sauce on a boat in Guernsey, BBQ Pork Burgers on the Isle of Man, traditional Singing Hinnies in Northumberland - and more surprising dishes like Hoisin Duck on beautiful St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly. It's another inspiring culinary journey for fans of the show and there are 80 recipes from the series, along with details of the producers and chefs James visits, and exclusive photography from behind the scenes on this extraordinary food trip.

On Reflection

On Reflection

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

While travelling the world James has tried to capture the less obvious images. In doing so he found different qualities of the reflected image. He has selected almost 100 of these images and written a few words in an attempt to share the wonder that he experienced. It is his hope that this book will not only give joy but will inspire others to see new potential viewpoints as well as experiencing the countless treasures that pass by often unnoticed.

Moscow's Seven Sisters and Their Extended Family

Moscow's Seven Sisters and Their Extended Family

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2020

The Seven Sisters of Moscow are iconic landmarks built under the direction of Stalin. They became a stamp of authority that spread to other countries. In this book James Martin tells about how he discovered them and how this became an obsession that took him to Russia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the Czech Republic America and home again. He looks at the buildings history, their current conditions, their origins, their influences as well as how it affected him. It is both a personal journey, a record of insights and a social commentary. A process that began in 2003 he travelled over 14,000 miles, sometimes with his sons then with his wife. It included train travel, air travel and luxury cruise ship. It is a story formed through visiting, researching and sometimes gaining access through role-play and mistaken identity.

Cryptomarkets

Cryptomarkets

Author: James Martin, Jack Cunliffe, Rasmus Munksgaard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2019

Since the launch of the infamous Silk Road, the use of cryptomarkets - illicit markets for drugs on the dark web - has expanded rapidly around the world. Cryptomarkets: A Research Companion is an accessible, detailed guidebook which offers all the tools necessary to begin researching cryptomarket phenomena and the dark web trade in illicit drugs. Offering an in-depth historical account of the development of cryptomarkets up until the present day, the book goes on to examine key trends and findings regarding the contemporary operations of cryptomarkets. The principal methodologies used to conduct cryptomarket research, as well as questions regarding research ethics, are further explored. Finally, the authors outline underdeveloped areas of the field and pose key questions for future cryptomarket research. Whether an academic researcher, post-graduate student, law enforcement officer, or public health professional, this book is essential reading for those researching and working in the realm of cryptomarkets.

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

James Martin's Great British Adventure

James Martin's Great British Adventure

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

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.

Sixty Sexy Sonnets

Sixty Sexy Sonnets

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2019

Sixty Sexy Sonnets

Sixty Sexy Sonnets

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2019

Building a Bridge

Building a Bridge

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2018

James Martin's American Adventure

James Martin's American Adventure

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

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.

In All Seasons, For All Reasons

In All Seasons, For All Reasons

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Inspired by Jesus' prayer, his disciples asked him, `Lord, teach us to pray' (Luke 11.1). This book gives many time-honoured answers to that request. There is a wealth here of fresh ways to pray, such as using nature and dreams as inspiration and getting in touch with one's emotions. Key topics such as distractions, dryness and doubt, as well as joy and finding God in all things, are covered. The Church's tradition, from the Our Father to the Eucharist, the saints and pilgrimages, is offered as a resource for the individual. `God meets you where you are. And the fact that you are holding this book in your hand means you are already open to that encounter.' From the Introduction

Slow Cooking

Slow Cooking

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

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.

Building a Bridge

Building a Bridge

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2017

Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities

Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities

Author: James Martin, James E. Samels Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2017

Since the economic recession of 2008, colleges and universities have looked for ways to lower costs while increasing incomes. Not all have succeeded. Threatened closures and recent institutional mergers point to what might be a coming trend in higher education. The long-term economic weakness of colleges and universities means schools need to become more strategic about how they consider previously unthinkable options. This provocative book will be their indispensable guide to managing the crisis. In Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities, James Martin and James E. Samels bring together higher education leaders to talk about something that few want to discuss: how institutions might cooperate with their competitors to survive in this economic climate. Barring that, Martin and Samels argue, some will shutter their campuses. But closing, they emphasize, is a complex process that involves more than just sending the students home and turning off the lights. The first one-volume resource for presidents, trustees, provosts, chief financial officers, and faculty leaders planning to partner, merge, or close a college or university, the book offers specific guidelines and action steps used successfully to create multiple forms of partnership between higher education institutions. The book includes contributions by twenty nationally recognized leaders in partnership and strategic planning, as well as an appendix detailing key college and university mergers and closures since 2000. Each chapter includes informative responses from practitioners who answer the question, What is the single most important lesson you would share with a planning team designing a partnership or merger this year? Responding to many daunting questions now being raised nationally about institutional fragility and sustainability, Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities is an honest and practical guide to the possibilities and pitfalls of downsizing American higher education.