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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.
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.
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.
Butter is the essential book for anyone who loves to cook with this glorious, versatile ingredient. Through over 130 original recipes, James Martin presents some of his favourite new dishes and classics - everything from savoury delights like Butter-poached lobster, Truffle butter brioche, Chicken with 'nduja butter and Dover sole meuniere, to sweet treats including Rhubarb custard bread and butter pudding, Shortbread and Rum Baba. Butter can bring so much to a plate of food and James showcases this comforting superstar of cooking to its very best.
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.
The human capacity for speech is forever celebrated as evidence of its 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 organise 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. James 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.
'A brilliant introduction to prayer' Richard Rohr, Author of Everything Belongs 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. 'What do we need to learn? That prayer changes us-and so changes the world we live in; that God is always there before us; that it's God's action that makes the difference. Practical, comprehensive, and above all God-centered, this book is a deeply valuable companion for growing in faith.' Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury 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.
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.
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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.