James Martin

James Martin

TV chef and cookery writer...

James Martin has a couple of successful cookbooks under his belt, including Masterclass and The Collection . He was born into the chef's life - his father ran the catering side of Castle Howard in Yorkshire and, when he was just twelve, James could boast that he'd cooked for the Queen Mother on her visit there.

At sixteen he went to Scarborough where he began his formal training. While there, for three years running he was student of the year. His work was noticed by Antony Worrall Thompson who brought James to London to work, first at 190 Queensgate and then at dell'Ugo. James then travelled through France working in the kitchens of French chateaux alongside the matriarchs of grand old families. Moving back to England, he worked at Chewton Glen in Hampshire for two years, and then opened the Hotel and Bistro du Vin in Winchester where, as Head Chef, he changed the menu every day. Such was the success of the venture, that there was an eight-week waiting list for a table.

James's television career began in 1996 on Ready, Steady, Cook, and he has appeared in numerous programmes and series since then, including presenting the popular BBC cookery show, Saturday Kitchen, which he continues to host.

His latest book is Masterclass.

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Name: James Martin

Date of birth: 1972

Place of birth: Yorkshire

Current Home: Near Winchester

Education: Scarborough Technical College

Similar Authors: Brian Turner, Keith Floyd, Galton Blackiston

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Masterclass

Masterclass

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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....
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Masterclass: Make Your Home Cooking Easier

Masterclass: Make Your Home Cooking Easier (Hardback)

by James Martin

Format: Hardback 224 pages
Published: 31/03/2011
Publisher: Collins

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TV favourite James Martin is back with another collection of brilliant recipes. This is the book James Martin fans have been waiting for. Recipes... Read more

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The Great British Food Revival: Blanche Vaughan, Michel Roux Jr, Angela Hartnett, Gregg Wallace, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Hairy Bikers (Hardback)

by Blanch Vaughan, et al.

Format: Hardback 224 pages
Published: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Britain is home to the tastiest fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, and honeys in the world but many of our original species and breeds are under... Read more

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James Martin Desserts

James Martin Desserts (Paperback)

by James Martin

Format: Paperback 192 pages
Published: 06/05/2011
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd

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There is nothing that James Martin doesn't know about desserts, cakes and puddings. In this acclaimed book he looks at all aspects of... Read more

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My Kitchen

My Kitchen (Paperback)

by James Martin

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 20/01/2011
Publisher: Collins

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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... Read more

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"Saturday Kitchen": Best Bites

"Saturday Kitchen": Best Bites (Hardback)

Format: Hardback 176 pages
Published: 03/04/2008
Publisher: BBC Books

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Saturday Kitchen is the highly successful flagship food programme broadcast live on BBC1 throughout the year. Combining a regular band of chefs and... Read more

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The Collection

The Collection (Hardback)

by James Martin

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 15/01/2008
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

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James Martin is famous for his easy-to-follow recipes. Now, finally, you can find your favourite James Martin recipes from his previous titles -... Read more


James Martin's Delicious!: The Deli Cookbook

James Martin's Delicious!: The Deli Cookbook (Hardback)

by James Martin

Format: Hardback 144 pages
Published: 16/05/2002
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

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Delicious! is packed with inspirational recipes featuring mouth-watering ingredients from the deli. Every recipe offers a new idea for making the... Read more