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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

The Sustainable University

The Sustainable University

Author: James Martin, James E. Samels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2013

Colleges and universities are at the forefront of efforts to preserve the earth's resources for future generations. Carbon neutrality, renewable energy sources, green building strategies, and related initiatives require informed and courageous leaders at all levels of higher education. James Martin and James E. Samels have worked closely with college and university presidents, provosts, and trustees to devise best practices that establish sustainable policies and programs in the major areas of institutional operations. While almost seven hundred chief executive officers have signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, several thousand have yet to do so. This book identifies four of the most formidable challenges facing these presidents and leadership teams along with solutions to address them: effectively institutionalizing sustainability thinking; developing an efficient, flexible system of sustainability benchmarks; implementing an accountable university budget model; and engaging boards of trustees in the campus sustainability agenda. The volume's contributors, including recognized authorities on sustainability as well as campus executives with broad-ranging experience, consider these challenges and discuss specific action plans, best practices, and emerging trends in sustainability efforts. They offer sustainability solutions for almost every major operational area of campus and consider what sustainability means for colleges and universities-and the legacy of those entrusted with shaping their future. The meaning of sustainability is evolving, and it differs from one campus to the next. This timely and comprehensive volume guides institutional leaders past the myths and misconceptions to the sustainable university.

Politics and Rhetoric

Politics and Rhetoric

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and not merely observed. Yet in modern democracies we often suspect political speech of malign intent and remain uncertain how properly to interpret and evaluate it. Public arguments are easily dismissed as `mere rhetoric' rather than engaged critically, with citizens encouraged to be passive consumers of a media spectacle rather than active participants in a political dialogue. This volume provides a clear and instructive introduction to the skills of the rhetorical arts. It surveys critically the place of rhetoric in contemporary public life and assesses its virtues as a tool of political theory. Questions about power and identity in the practices of political communication remain central to the rhetorical tradition: how do we know that we are not being manipulated by those who seek to persuade us? Only a grasp of the techniques of rhetoric and an understanding of how they manifest themselves in contemporary politics, argues the author, can guide us in answering these perennial questions. Politics and Rhetoric draws together in a comprehensive and highly accessible way relevant ideas from discourse analysis, classical rhetoric updated to a modern setting, relevant issues in contemporary political theory, and numerous carefully chosen examples and issues from current politics. It will be essential reading for all students of politics and political communications.

Politics and Rhetoric

Politics and Rhetoric

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2013

Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and not merely observed. Yet in modern democracies we often suspect political speech of malign intent and remain uncertain how properly to interpret and evaluate it. Public arguments are easily dismissed as 'mere rhetoric' rather than engaged critically, with citizens encouraged to be passive consumers of a media spectacle rather than active participants in a political dialogue. This volume provides a clear and instructive introduction to the skills of the rhetorical arts. It surveys critically the place of rhetoric in contemporary public life and assesses its virtues as a tool of political theory. Questions about power and identity in the practices of political communication remain central to the rhetorical tradition: how do we know that we are not being manipulated by those who seek to persuade us? Only a grasp of the techniques of rhetoric and an understanding of how they manifest themselves in contemporary politics, argues the author, can guide us in answering these perennial questions. Politics and Rhetoric draws together in a comprehensive and highly accessible way relevant ideas from discourse analysis, classical rhetoric updated to a modern setting, relevant issues in contemporary political theory, and numerous carefully chosen examples and issues from current politics. It will be essential reading for all students of politics and political communications.

Chantal Mouffe

Chantal Mouffe

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2013

Chantal Mouffe's writings have been innovatory with respect to democratic theory, Marxism and feminism. Her work derives from, and has always been engaged with, contemporary political events and intellectual debates. This sense of conflict informs both the methodological and substantive propositions she offers. Determinisms, scientific or otherwise, and ideologies, Marxist or feminist, have failed to survive her excoriating critiques. In a sense she is the original post-Marxist, rejecting economisms and class-centric analyses, and also the original post-feminist, more concerned with the varieties of `identity politics' than with any singularities of `women's issues'. While Mouffe's concerns with power and discourse derive from her studies of Gramsci's theorisations of hegemony and the post-structuralisms of Derrida and Foucault, her reversal of the very terms through which political theory proceeds is very much her own. She centres conflict, not consensus, and disagreement, not finality. Whether philosophically perfectionist, or liberally reasonable, political theorists have been challenged by Mouffe to think again, and to engage with a new concept of `the political' and a revived and refreshed notion of `radical democracy'. The editor has focused on her work in three key areas: Hegemony: From Gramsci to `Post-Marxism' Radical Democracy: Pluralism, Citizenship and Identity The Political: A Politics Beyond Consensus The volume concludes with a new interview with Chantal Mouffe.

Chantal Mouffe

Chantal Mouffe

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2013

Chantal Mouffe's writings have been innovatory with respect to democratic theory, Marxism and feminism. Her work derives from, and has always been engaged with, contemporary political events and intellectual debates. This sense of conflict informs both the methodological and substantive propositions she offers. Determinisms, scientific or otherwise, and ideologies, Marxist or feminist, have failed to survive her excoriating critiques. In a sense she is the original post-Marxist, rejecting economisms and class-centric analyses, and also the original post-feminist, more concerned with the varieties of `identity politics' than with any singularities of `women's issues'. While Mouffe's concerns with power and discourse derive from her studies of Gramsci's theorisations of hegemony and the post-structuralisms of Derrida and Foucault, her reversal of the very terms through which political theory proceeds is very much her own. She centres conflict, not consensus, and disagreement, not finality. Whether philosophically perfectionist, or liberally reasonable, political theorists have been challenged by Mouffe to think again, and to engage with a new concept of `the political' and a revived and refreshed notion of `radical democracy'. The editor has focused on her work in three key areas: Hegemony: From Gramsci to `Post-Marxism' Radical Democracy: Pluralism, Citizenship and Identity The Political: A Politics Beyond Consensus The volume concludes with a new interview with Chantal Mouffe.

Turnaround

Turnaround

Author: James Martin, James E. Samels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Nearly one thousand colleges and universities in the United States face major challenges-from catastrophic hurricanes to loss of accreditation to sagging enrollment. What can leaders of such at-risk institutions do to improve their situation? Turnaround gives college and university leaders the tools they need to put their fragile institutions back on a path to success. This comprehensive handbook outlines how board members, presidents, and administrators can identify their institutions' weaknesses, implement plans for improvement, and mitigate existing damage. Turnaround also identifies the legal pitfalls that often accompany institutional change, offering solutions for how to overcome such obstacles or avoid them altogether. Evaluating the experiences of two hundred college leaders, the contributors share such critical information as: * 20 indicators of institutional vulnerability * 10 necessary skills for presidents directing a turnaround * 5 characteristics of institutions that have completed successful turnarounds * 10 lessons of successful turnarounds Featuring candid advice from decision makers who have faced severe challenges, Turnaround is a valuable resource for college and university leaders facing tough times.

Together on Retreat

Together on Retreat

Author: James Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2013

How can we find God? How can we pray? What can we learn about Jesus from the New Testament stories about his ministry around the Sea of Galilee? In this innovative e-book, Rev. James Martin, S.J. invites us on an actual retreat to answer those questions and to encounter God's presence in prayer and meditation. Martin, an experienced spiritual guide, teaches you how to pray with Scriptures and answers your questions about prayer in ways that are accessible to both doubtful seekers and devout believers. This fresh, insightful and personal retreat experience is a must for anyone looking to explore this ancient practice in a contemporary way. Includes reflection questions for personal study or reading groups, as part of the full retreat experience.

Between Heaven and Mirth

Between Heaven and Mirth

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2012

Between Heaven and Mirth

Between Heaven and Mirth

Author: James Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2012

Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. . . . Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the good Gods own goal for us. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New YorkFrom The Colbert Reports official chaplain James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter can change our lives and save our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a busy media ministry, Martin understands the intersections between spirituality and daily life. In Between Heaven and Mirth, he uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God's great plan for humankind.

Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

Author: James Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits), was known for his practical spirituality. The "e;way of Ignatius"e; has helped millions of peoplefrom the doubtful seeker to the devout believerfind freedom, make friends, live simply, work sensibly, fall in love, experience joy, and enter into a relationship with God.The Ignatian goal of "e;finding God in all things"e; eans that every part of our lives can lead us to God. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything shows us how this is possible, with user-friendly examples, humorous stories and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, as well as examples from Martin's twenty years as a Jesuit. The traditional wisdom that Jesuits use to help other people in their daily lives is easily applied, but not often explained well to the general public. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything translates these insights of St. Ignatius for a modern audience and reveals how we can find Godand how God can find usin the real world of work, love, suffering, decisions, prayer, and friendship.

James Martin Desserts

James Martin Desserts

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2011

There is nothing that James Martin doesn't know about desserts, cakes and puddings. In this acclaimed book he looks at all aspects of sweet-tasting treats, from chocolate heaven, perfect melt-in-the mouth pastries, tarts and pies to ice creams and sorbets and traditional comfort puddings. The first chapter contains clear step-by-step photography to demonstrate basic skills for making pastries, meringues, sauces, cake bases and decorations. The rest of the book is full of over 70 tempting recipes including classics such as Tarte Tatin, Pavlova and Chocolate Mousse; comfort food heaven - Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Apple and Toffee Muffins; old favourites including Spicy Plum Crumble, Ginger Parkin and Lemon Meringue Pie; and traditional recipes for Summer Pudding, Lardy Cake, Junket Ice Cream and Kentish Pudding Pie. He also creates a delicious selection of confections which are destined to become firm favourites including White Chocolate Ice cream, Whisky and Croissant Butter Pudding, Raspberry and Vodka Terrine, Chocolate Cola Cake and Fig Fritters. Along with lavish photography of finished dishes, James shares his trademark secrets for making every mouthful one to savour. This book covers everything you need to know to make a memorable ending to any meal, or just a delectable dish to satisfy your sweet-tooth.

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2011

Masterclass

Masterclass

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2011

TV favourite James Martin is back with another collection of brilliant recipes. This is the book James Martin fans have been waiting for. Recipes you need, like the ultimate beef burger, perfect pies, a foolproof risotto and puddings to die for. With James's help, you can master them all. Masterclass is the ultimate collection of James Martin recipes; the ones that everyone should know how to cook. James takes classic dishes and much-loved favourites and makes them simpler than ever, and even more delicious, adding some exciting tweaks and twists of his own. Learn how to master James' recipes for beloved classics such as Cheese Souffle, Beef Bourguignon and traditional Bakewell Tart, as well as his take on international dishes such as Onion Bhajis, Saffron Gnocchi, Bang Bang Chicken and Brioche French Toast. Alongside the recipes, you'll find manageable step-by-step guides to essential kitchen skills, such as how to fillet a fish, how to tie a joint for roasting and the best way to poach an egg. So, if you want to take your cooking to the next level, James Martin will help show you how.

My Kitchen

My Kitchen

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

My Kitchen is a brand new collection of James Martin's favourite seasonal recipes. Be inspired in your kitchen all year round with more than 100 of James's tried-and-tested favourites. Face of TV's Saturday Kitchen, James Martin knows good British food, but when the cameras are turned off and it's time to swap the studio kitchen for his own kitchen, what does James Martin cook for himself and his friends? Full of easy and irresistible ideas for fantastic food My Kitchen contains the recipes and favourite dishes that keep James going throughout the year. A firm believer in fresh, local ingredients, James's home-grown fruit and veg often appear in his everyday cooking. His recipes are organised by the seasons, so whether your produce hails from the garden, the greengrocer or the supermarket, you'll never be short of ways to celebrate delicious seasonal food. James also includes ideas for using a variety of cuts and types of meat determined to prove that the unusual cuts or the gamier meats are not only affordable but also very delicious, he finds versatile ways to turn these meats into mouth-watering dishes that everyone will love. Discover over 100 no-nonsense recipes from James's personal repertoire, all explained in his straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Accompanied by beautiful food photography and seasonal reportage images, which offer a view of James's own house and garden. This is a book which cannot fail to inspire healthy, hearty home-cooked food. RECIPES INCLUDE: o Leek and potato soup with smoked salmon and poached egg o Cromer crab toastie o Beef and fennel koftas with corn on the cob o Marinated loin of lamb with warm figs, coriander and honey o Herb-crusted baked cod with spiced cauliflower cheese o Roasted turkey with guinness glaze o Rabbit casserole with grapes and white wine o Thyme-roasted apricots with honey madelines o Swiss-style hazelnut meringue with coffee cream o Christmas pudding ice cream with warm satsumas and caramel sauce

The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything

The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2010

The Angler's Guide; The Most Complete And Practical Ever Written

The Angler's Guide; The Most Complete And Practical Ever Written

Author: James Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2008