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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

Learning to Pray

Learning to Pray

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

One of America's most beloved spiritual leaders and the New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage teaches anyone to converse with God in this comprehensive guide to prayer. In The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Father James Martin included a chapter on communicating with God. Now, he expands those thoughts in this profound and practical handbook. Learning to Pray explains what prayer is, what to expect from praying, how to do it, and how it can transform us when we make it a regular practice in our lives. A trusted guide walking beside us as we navigate our unique spiritual paths, Martin lays out the different styles and traditions of prayer throughout Christian history and invites us to experiment and discover which works best to feed our soul and build intimacy with our Creator. Father Martin makes clear there is not one secret formula for praying. But like any relationship, each person can discover the best style for building an intimate relationship with God, regardless of religion or denomination. Prayer, he teaches us, is open and accessible to anyone willing to open their heart.

Slow Cooking

Slow Cooking

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

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.

Complete Home Comforts

Complete Home Comforts

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Complete Home Comforts contains over 150 of James Martin's favourite recipes from his hit TV show. This is James in his comfort zone, cooking the food he loves best. This irresistible collection of recipes ranges from fancy dinners to impress friends, to those times when you just need to make a satisfying lunch for two. The chapters reflect this and are divided into Little Lunches, Family Favourites, Weekends, Spice Suppers, Food with Friends, Summer Nights, Sunday Night Bites, Sweet Treats and Posh Puds. Much-loved for his trademark wholesome, hearty British food, James's recipes are all accessible and easy to follow. The mouth-watering temptations include childhood comforts such as Fish pie or Classic chicken kiev, as well as comforts to share, such as Lamb belly with bbq sauce and pickled red onions, Dahl chicken, chilli paneer and naan, and Keralan prawns. James is famous for his fabulous puddings and this book does not disappoint. Try the mouth-watering Steamed chocolate and clementine sponge with orange sauce, or bake Lavender shortbread to eat with Lavender creme caramel. Beautifully shot in James's own home, this is a book of favourite recipes to use every day for years to come.

Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Bodybuilding for Beginners

Bodybuilding for Beginners

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Bodybuilding for Beginners

Bodybuilding for Beginners

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Whisky Tasting Notes

Whisky Tasting Notes

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2020

The Man with Hands for Hands and The Secret of the Stones

The Man with Hands for Hands and The Secret of the Stones

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

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.

Psychopolitics of Speech

Psychopolitics of Speech

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

The human capacity for speech has long been celebrated as evidence of our innate civility. Why, then, is public discourse often - and today more than ever, it would seem - so uncivil, even delusional? The reason, argues James Martin in this timely book, lies in the way speech works to organize desire. More than knowledge or rational interests, public speech services an unconscious urge for a lost enjoyment, stimulating an excess in subjectivity that moves us in body and mind. Martin draws upon the work of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan as well as other continental thinkers to set out a new approach to the analysis of rhetoric and answer the troubling question of whether civil discourse can ever hope to escape its obscene underside.

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

Building a Bridge

Building a Bridge

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