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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

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.

Grown Ups

Grown Ups

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2016

The clock struck midnight, and I turned thirty. Meet Dan Wyman - humble record shop assistant by day, humble pub frequenter by night. Life has been good-ish to Dan - small group of friends, low paying job surrounded by Smiths records and long term on again/off agin mercurial girlfriend Louise. But as he enters his third decade, a twist of fate - and a blast from a distant past - conspire to wrench his life violently off course. Funny and poignant, this is a story of love, lust, friendship and a great many pints...

The Abbey

The Abbey

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2016

Jesus

Jesus

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Seven Last Words

Seven Last Words

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2016

More Home Comforts

More Home Comforts

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2016

More Home Comforts introduces 100 new recipes from James Martin, favourites that you will want to cook time and time again.This brand new book features super-fast Instant Comforts, including Pea and Parmesan Soup and Keralan Prawns; Sharing Comforts for when you have a tableful, like Lamb Belly with Barbecue Sauce or Dahl Chicken with Naan Bread; Childhood Comforts such as soothing Fish Pie or Tomato Soup; Posh Comforts for when you're entertaining, with the likes of Carpaccio of Tuna and Perfect Rump Steak; Indulgent Comforts that are naughty but nice (Dark and White Chocolate Cherry Brownies, Churros with Peaches and Custard); and Sweet Comforts, with classic cakes and bakes like Fruit Meringue Gateau and Sticky Toffee Roulade.James guides you through the recipes with their clear, easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photography. Whether you want a seasonal summer salad or an autumnal roast, here are all the recipes you will need from a master of his trade.

Sweet

Sweet

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

James Martin's Sweet will delight anyone with a passion for the sweet things in life.Martin's hugely popular Desserts (2007) established this much-loved TV chef as theauthority on puddings, patisserie and home-baking.This latest collection delivers over 70 fabulous recipes, from simple classicssuch as French lemon cake, Chocolate tart and Baked apple charlotte to luscious,cream-filled desserts such as Walnut macaroon layer gateau with coffee cream, andsophisticated showstoppers like Raspberry and rose bavarois. Multi-layered recipessuch as Mango mousse with coconut foam, Mango sponge, Toasted coconut andSweet brioche croutons can be deconstructed so that the heart of the dish remainsaccessible to even the most cautious cook.Whether you're after a simple bake for teatime, or plotting a fabulous finale for aspecial meal, Sweet provides inspiration in ladlefuls.

Zero Point Keyboards

Zero Point Keyboards

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2015

A complete guide for the aspiring keyboard player or pop pianist! Taking you from buying your first keyboard through to improvising jazz and blues solos, figuring out songs by ear and learning how to play with a band.

The Provost's Handbook

The Provost's Handbook

Author: James Martin, James E. Samels Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2015

As the chief academic officer, the provost plays the central role in the contemporary university or college. He or she leads the faculty and serves as their key representative to the administration while simultaneously acting as the administration's spokesperson to the academic faculty. How has this essential leadership position evolved over the past few decades, and what are the best practices to adopt for succeeding in specific operational areas? In seventeen essays written by some of the most successful chief academic officers in the United States, The Provost's Handbook outlines key topics related to the changing environment of higher education while explaining what constitutes effective leadership at the college and university level. How, for example, does the provost lead in a time of disruption and shifting needs? What skills should he or she nurture in new faculty? What role should data and institutional research play in decision making? How can a provost navigate the often stormy situations of shared governance? These questions-and many more challenges presented by this role-are addressed in this essential volume. Assembled by James Martin and James E. Samels, accomplished authors and scholars of leadership in higher education, The Provost's Handbook is destined to become the go-to resource for deans, presidents, trustees, and chief academic officers everywhere.

The Provost's Handbook

The Provost's Handbook

Author: James Martin, James E. Samels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2015

As the chief academic officer, the provost plays the central role in the contemporary university or college. He or she leads the faculty and serves as their key representative to the administration while simultaneously acting as the administration's spokesperson to the academic faculty. How has this essential leadership position evolved over the past few decades, and what are the best practices to adopt for succeeding in specific operational areas? In seventeen essays written by some of the most successful chief academic officers in the United States, The Provost's Handbook outlines key topics related to the changing environment of higher education while explaining what constitutes effective leadership at the college and university level. How, for example, does the provost lead in a time of disruption and shifting needs? What skills should he or she nurture in new faculty? What role should data and institutional research play in decision making? How can a provost navigate the often stormy situations of shared governance? These questions-and many more challenges presented by this role-are addressed in this essential volume. Assembled by James Martin and James E. Samels, accomplished authors and scholars of leadership in higher education, The Provost's Handbook is destined to become the go-to resource for deans, presidents, trustees, and chief academic officers everywhere.

Zero Point Bass Guitar

Zero Point Bass Guitar

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2015

A complete guide for the aspiring bass player! Everything from how to hold the bass, all the way to virtuoso tricks like slap and pop funk ideas and advanced fretboard tapping. Stage 1: Boot Camp - holding the bass, rhythm, fretting Stage 2: First Steps - playing with a drummer, the role of the bass in a band, basic theory and patterns Stage 3: Basic Training - arpeggios, dynamics, understanding intervals Stage 4: Next Steps - sclaes, riffs, extended arpeggios Stage 5: Nuts & Bolts - practical theory, the Nashville Number System, how to learn songs by ear Stage 6: Going Beyond - slap & pop techniques, tapping, pick hand development and more! Practical music theory, ear training, and how to play in a band are all covered - this book can make you into a complete bass player with everything you need to know to play music in the real world!

Apocalypse: Earth

Apocalypse: Earth

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2014

Apocalypse: Earth is a fast and furious table top skirmish game for squad, platoon and company- size battles, suitable for 20mm miniatures. Each model represents an individual trooper, drone or vehicle and an average size battle will last 1 - 2 hours. Combat is fast and lethal, with an alternating units mechanic which encourages fluid tactical play - easy to learn but hard to master, this ruleset ensures fraught battles with mistakes savagely punished! Choose between the noble Atlantic Alliance, the stoic League Of European Nations, the numberless hordes of the Asian Communist Federation or the evil might of the Holy Soviet Empire in a world gripped by a savage and ceaseless war.

Progressive Guitar Training Pts. 1 & 2 - Pentatonic and Diatonic Scales

Progressive Guitar Training Pts. 1 & 2 - Pentatonic and Diatonic Scales

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2014

The minor pentatonic scale is the most crucial in a guitarist's arsenal, but all too often we learn a box pattern or two and leave it at that, limiting ourselves to cliched licks and run of the mill phrasing. This book, with information presented in a clear, simple and logical manner, sets the aspiring lead guitarist free from tedious and unwieldy box patterns and helps you unleash your potential all over the fretboard! The major scale is the root of all theory and harmony, but many guitarists are intimidated by the jargon that surrounds the scale and its associated modes. In Pt. 2 of this book, the major scale is deconstructed and demystified and the modes of the major scale unlocked. Your playing will never be the same after you've absorbed the rhythm and lead patterns this book contains! Take the step and revolutionise your playing today!

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2014

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Proven 10-Step Solution Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems Using the Latest Lean MethodsFully revised to cover recent dramatic developments in supply chain improvement methodologies, this strategic guide brings together the Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing tools and techniques required to eliminate supply chain issues and increase profitability. This updated edition offers new coverage of enterprise kaizen events, big data analytics, customer loyalty metrics, security, sustainability, and design for excellence. The structured 10-Step Solution Process presented in the book ensures that clear goals are established and tactical objectives are consistently met through thedeployment of aligned Lean Six Sigma projects. Written by a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma consultant, this practical resource also provides an inventory model and Excel templates for download at www.mhprofessional.com/LSSSCM2. Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, covers: Lean Six Sigma applications for service, supply chain, and manufacturing systems Deploying Lean Six Sigma projects using Lean tools and models Demand management impact on Lean Six Sigma projects Lead time impact on Lean Six Sigma projects Root-cause analysis using Six Sigma Tools (with operations research methods) Applications to Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third-party logistics Big data analytics, security, and sustainability applications Voice of the Customer, Kano, and loyalty metrics Supply chain design for excellence methods Lean Six Sigma maturity model

Jesus

Jesus

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Zero Point Guitar

Zero Point Guitar

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2014

A 112 page bible for the aspiring guitar player! This book takes the absolute beginner on a journey from holding the guitar all the way to rhythm and lead playing, creating searing and memorable solos and rhythm parts and figuring out any song you want to learn! Stage 1 - Holding the guitar, open strings rhythm and fretting exercises Stage 2 - Basic chords and strumming patterns, introduction to the 12 bar blues Stage 3 - More advanced rhythms, minor and suspended chords, dynamics Stage 4 - Movable chord shapes and the chromatic scale Stage 5 - Rock Essentials! Power chords, rock rhythm guitar tricks, 12 bar boogie patterns, minor and major pentatonic scales Stage 6 - Soloing secrets - how to improvise Stage 7 - Basic music theory: Major and minor scales, harmonising, the Nashville Numbering System, the CAGED system. Stage 8 - How to learn songs, recognising structures, common chord sequences, key etc.