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Jamie Oliver 7 Ways – Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week Hardcover – published 20 Aug

7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week Hardcover 

Jamie Oliver’s new book called 7 ways is just out!

Discover 7 Ways to reinvent each of your favourite ingredients with Jamie’s brand-new, No. 1 bestselling cookbook, featuring 120 exciting and tasty new recipes

Includes recipes from Jamie’s hit Channel 4 TV show Keep Cooking Family Favourites

Jamie has done his research to find out exactly what we, as a nation, love to eat.

He’s taken 18 of our favourite ingredients and created 7 new, easy and delicious ways to cook them.

We’re talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking – chicken breast, salmon fillet, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few.

Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook each of these hero ingredients, requiring minimal time, effort and additional ingredients.

Jamie’s fun, delicious and nutritious recipes include:

· Crispy sweet & sour salmon
· Filo chicken kiev
· Mushroom cannelloni
· Garlic prawn kebabs
· Sticky ginger beef
· Prosciutto pork fillet

With everything from fakeaways and traybakes to family and freezer favourites, you’ll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.

Discover 7 Ways, the most straight-forward cookbook Jamie has ever written.

‘Simple, affordable and delicious food designed for all the family’ i

‘Cooking dinner just got easier (and tastier) with Jamie’s brilliant new book 7 Ways‘ Mail on Sunday

 To buy the book, see Amazon: (we receive a small remuneration if you choose to purchase)
7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week

Jamie Oliver #5ingredients #Jamies #QuickandEasy #Food new book TV series Channel 4

Jamie Oliver hits the highlights of food again, with his new TV series and cookbook – 5 ingredients – Jamie’s Quick and Easy food.

TV links to see Jamie Oliver’s new show:


Jamie Oliver #5ingredients #Jamie’s #QuickandEasy #Food new book TV series Channel 4


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James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas 2015

BBC 1 James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas

Daily at 3.40pm on BBC1 superchef, James Martin prepares us for Christmas, providing his usual mix of tips and tricks to save you time and stress on the big day.

See all video clips from theHome Com forts show

  • Victorian boar’s head cake
  • Fish cakes with chive beurre blanc
  • Butter chicken curry and chapatti
  • Frozen berry delice
  • Smoked salmon and chive choux buns with watermelon and feta bites
  • Lobster thermidor
  • Mini cranberry panettones with rum butter
  • Christmas pan bagnat
  • James’s gingerbread garage
  • History foods: 19th Century roast beef & plum pudding
  • Christmas roast duck
  • Chicken, Madeira and mushroom casserole
  • Mussel, pumpkin and saffron soup
  • Gâteau Mont Blanc
  • Treacle sponge pudding with spiced pears
  • Christmas barbecued coconut prawns and chicken tikka
  • Roast partridge with buckwheat salad
  • Beef stew with fluffy dumplings
  • Marmalade and mustard gammon with parsley sauce
  • Christmas tree pavlova
  • Roast pheasant with ravioli and wild mushrooms
  • Salmon gravadlax with Champagne mustard
  • James Martin’s ultimate macaroni cheese
  • Cheat’s salmon coulibiac
  • Clementine syllabub and crêpes Suzette
  • Curried cauliflower soup
  • Beef consommé with tortellini
  • Pork fest
  • Christmas cake wreath
  • Halibut with spicy kimchi
  • Home Comforts at Christmas
  • History foods: Historical gingerbread
  • History foods: Dickensian roast goose
  • History foods: 18th century mince pies
  • Miraculous Make Ahead
  • Trail: Home Comforts at Christmas

More of James Martin

James Martin’s new cookbook is due in hard cover version on the 4 December 2014 consisting of 192 pages.

Presenter of the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, and formerly a regular team member on Ready Steady Cook, James Martin is one of the UK’s most popular TV chefs, whose enthusiasm and passion for food have won him countless fans. His accessible approach to cooking was showcased in his three previous books for Quadrille, Desserts (2007), Slow Cooking: Mouthwatering Recipes with Minimum Effort (2012) and Fast Cooking: Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes (2013). He makes frequent appearances on food TV programmes as well as demonstrating live at the BBC Good Food Show; he has two restaurants.

James Martin: Home Comforts (63 recipes)


Let’s do Christmas Dec 2014 recipes with Gino and Mel ITV

The 2014 series of Lets do Christmas, Gino and Mel – started on Monday 8 December and runs over 10 episodes. Amazing Gino D’Acampo and Melanie Sykes.

So what are we offered this Christmas by the most exciting pair of cooking hosts on food tv anywhere.

Lets do Christmas recipes:

Watch again:



See Mel’s new lingerie: Melanie Sykes Ultimo Lingerie


Christmas Kitchen with James Martin recipes BBC1

A treat from James martin with Christmas Kitchen 2013.

For 2014 please see Christmas Kitchen James Martin Dec 2014

For 2015 James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas

The show runs all week at 3.45 pm BBC1 and has another 5 shows next week as well! A total of 10 episodes 45 minutes each.

Get a head start by recording the show and watching when you get home. From roast goose to biscotti! Beef bourguignon lovely.

James calls in help with recipes from Brian Turner, Gennaro Contaldo, Valentine Warner, Michel Roux Jr and Prue Leigh.

Yes this series will be a real treat! Watch out for our articles about what Christmas TV cooking programmes are on this Christmas!

watch again while available….


Episode 1: Monday 9 Dec 2013

James Martin is joined in the kitchen by Gennaro Contaldo and Brian Turner.



Episode 2: Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Bryn Williams and Brian Turner join James for the second episode.

Lorraine Pascal cooks some filo pastry mince pies and festive biscotti.



Episode 3: Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Daniel Galmiche is preparing duck.



Episode 4: Thursday 12 Dec 2013

James Martin is joined in the Christmas Kitchen by chefs Lawrence Keogh and Brian Turner.



Episode 5: Friday 13 Dec 2013

James Martin is joined in the Christmas Kitchen by chefs Vivek Singh and Brian Turner.



Episode 6: Monday 16 Dec 2013

James is joined by Ching-He Huang and Brian Turner, and John Torode cooks roast pork with polenta.



Episode 7: Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

James is joined by chefs Theo Randall, Brian Turner and Matthew Fort where Theo Randall cooks roast pheasant and Brian Turner is still cooking with turkey?



Episode 8: Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Bill Granger demonstrates his Christmas favourites, and Brian Turner uses his favourite – NOT – leftover turkey.


Episode 9: Thursday 19 Dec 2013

James and Chefs Ben Tish and Brian Turner join James, and Tom Kerridge makes a venison scotch egg.


Episode 10: Friday 20 Dec 2013

Chefs Nathan Outlaw and Brian Turner join James, and Ken Hom cooks from his home in Paris as he brings a seasonal touch.


Jamie Oliver Save with Jamie recipes Money saving meals TV episodes

Cookbook review: Jamie Oliver’s Money saving meals new book Save with Jamie Shop smart, Cook clever, Waste less published 29 August 2013.

Jamie’s Comfort Food           Jamie, Jamie, Jamie!

The new cookbook includes 120 money saving meals.

Jamie’s new cookbook has 290 pages, 120 recipes and hopes to guide us to cheaper, more nutritious but immensely enjoyable food. In what is a great new series – to see the new cookbook and offers check out Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less

Jamie begins with his take on why he decided to develop the key concept – saving or to be more accurate – being intelligent when it comes to food and cooking. Make the best of ingredients, generate very tasty food by following well known tricks of the trade and plan, save – be efficient in the kitchen.

He says that it was the public who asked for this book and in times of austerity I suppose it is very much the desire of all of us to be careful with what we spend. So a sensible approach to the state of things, careful use of our money, time etc.

The subtitle says it all: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less – the main consideration is knowing how to cook and being able to plan ahead. Both come with practise and it is Jamie’s enthusiasm that will encourage us all and also his great ability to help us achieve in a short time  – what it has taken years for Jamie and others to learn.

Hence the cookbook, suitable for all couples, families, single folks and students. I would suggest that students will find this book to be a must have!

Main contents include:


  • Shopping smart
  • Veg
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Fish
  • More recipes
  • Nutrition
  • Index including shop smart and waste less fast page references

The freezer and how to store food will play a big part in the way Jamie guides us to be ready to waste less. So we learn how to freeze food properly and the dangers of defrosting in the wrong way.

What basic staple foods we need how to buy and store them.

Shopping smart is also a key to buying food cheaply.

A list of kitchen tools is a necessity and is included.

Recipes include:

  • Salads, omelettes, potato pie, noodles, rotolo, frittata
  • Roast chicken, chicken stew, chowder, Chinese wrap, cannelloni
  • Roast brisket, beef tagline, pulled beef salad, stir-fried rice
  • Roast lamb, BBQ burritos, lamb koftas

An amazing variety of ingredients and wonderful recipes.

I hope you find this review helpful and to read more and see good offers on the new cookbook (shop wisely) visit Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less

TV Series Guide:

Episode 1/6 Program One: Jamie’s Money saving meals for £1.80 see recipes and watch again due 2 September at 8.00 C4

Jamie shows us how to prepare recipes that cost less than £1.80 a portion and cooks up:

Episode 2/6 Program Two: Jamie’s Money saving meals for £1.3 recipes on a budget

In the second episode Jamie is preparing nutritious meals for an average of £1.30 a portion:

  • roast half shoulder of pork with all the trimmings
  • how to turn the leftovers into dim sum buns
  • meatloaf with spaghetti and a tomato and chilli sauce

Episode 3/6 Program Three Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 3 Salmon recipes

Episode 4/6 Program Four Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 4 Roast Chicken

Episode 5/6 Program Five Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 5 Roast Lamb

Episode 6/6 Program Six Jamie’s money saving meals Episode 6 Roast Ham Hocks


Gordon Ramsay New cookbook, Ultimate Home Cooking free recipes with Mail on Sunday

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Rick Stein’s India 1 Kolkata and Chennai BBC2

TV series and book, Rick Stein’s India.

Episode 1 Kolkata and Chennai

Rick Stein begin his search for the perfect curry.

As we all love a curry and there are so many varieties, Rick Stein sets us off on a road of adventure. Just the thought of a curry … ahhhhh….

So Indian street flood and different communities and those curries.

We start in Kolkata and find a British guide who takes Rick and us, on a visit to a number of street stalls, also a restaurant at the All Bengal Women’s Union which is a charity.

We search the curries of Bengal and Tamil Nadu, see the use of mustard and tamarind in fish dishes.

Remember to select the red button after the show to see Rick preparing vegetable curries.


More on BBC iplayer – Rick Stein’s India episode one


Read more and see reviews Rick Stein’s India UK (book  and review).

In the US Rick Stein’s India and in Canada Rick Stein’s India for review in Canada

Book background:

Want to discover the world of curries? Rick Stein’s India: The Search For The Perfect Curry is the new book and then a tv series due soon on BBC2.

Rick is intent on finding the perfect curry and seeks new dishes by going to India to seek out the curries we have never seen before.

For tv – Rick visits Calcutta, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan and The Punjab.

A final tv episode sees a taste off in Bradford to see how folks react to Rick’s newfound recipes.

Rick Stein says: “No other food that I know gives the taste buds such a roller coaster ride long before you’ve even entered a restaurant. No wonder we, as a nation, have taken this amazing multi layered and multi-cultured food for our own. My gastronomic journey celebrates the best from the world of curry and dispenses with some of the myths – just the thought of flying to the Indian sub-continent to start filming is making my mouth water.”

Next episode 24 June 2013 Rick Stein’s India 2 Mumbai BBC2


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Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar curry recipes

Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar due 14 March 2013  -Don’t miss it!

A new book from Atul Kochhar is an important event. This is Atul’s first book for a number of years. In Atul’s curries of the world, we are treated to the curries of his native India, also the curries of Asia, Africa, America, Europe and the UK.

If you love the enigmatic nature of spices, then this is a book for all spice lovers. Curry has been popular in the UK for so long and around the world, it remains one of the world’s most popular dishes and here Atul’s presents us with a serious collection of mouth-watering dishes. The exploration takes in 100 recipes + and we see mild to hot curries, visiting different continents. Meat, fish and vegetable curries from the corners of the earth.

Book details:

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Absolute Press (14 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906650799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906650797
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 21.5 x 2 cm

Read more about Atul’s wonderful approach to curry cuisine at Amazon – Atul’s Curries Of The World

Atul Kochhar is one of the finest Indian chefs in the country, renowned for the vibrancy of his food and the subtlety of his spice mixes. Benares is his signature restaurant in London. He was one of the first two Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin star and he has become the recognisable face of Indian cuisine on television. His innovative take on food has taken him through two whole series of the BBC’s Great British Menu and continue to win him an admiring public through regular TV appearances, including regular stints on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

New Year with Atul in Benares


  • Bengali Lobster curry
  • Chicken Tikka pie
  • Coconut fish curry
  • Grilled red bream with spice rub
  • Kashmiri curry

On BBC the curry recipes from Atul

Atul Kochhar’s restaurants:

Read reviews of The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book 

See also blog with recipe links –  The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book review recipes

Madhur Jaffrey The Perfect Curry recipe booklets Daily Telegraph 20, 21 Oct 2012

The Perfect Curry – Madhur Jaffrey – free recipe booklet

There will be two exclusive recipe booklets given away free with the Daily Telegraph on October 20 and 21, 2012. The new cookboook is published today 11 Oct 2012, click to read Madhur Jaffrey reviews and cook book information and to see good book offers see  Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook offers.

New: TV show due 4 Nov 2012 on UKTV Good Food.

New: book review, Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation Britain’s 100 favourite Curries.

You can read about Madhur Jaffrey’s free booklets at the Telegraph here.

First Madhur Jaffrey curry recipe booklet, Saturday, October 20:

  • chicken cooked with apricots
  • a Bombay Parsi community dish
  • creamy, coconut Kerala curry
  • red meat curry from Rajasthan

Second Madhur Jaffrey curry recipe booklet, Sunday, October 21:

  • Lamb Korma
  • Salmon in Bengali Mustard Sauce
  • Masala fish steaks and more

Madhur Jaffrey is back with  new TV series and cookbook. Madhur is well known as the UK television’s most-loved Indian chef. A new series will be broadcast on the Good Food Channel in October 2012. The quest is to draw a curry food map of the UK. Read more about Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation at the UKTV Food Channel.

For reviews and more information see Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook.

Recipes are just great, really amazing and include:

NEW! Meet Madhur Jaffrey and HarDeep Singh Kohli at Bishopgate Institute 17th October 2012.

Previous blog articles – Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation TV series and cookbook

Celebrate: Pippa Middleton free pull out in Mail on Sunday.

Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation recipes Oct 2012 What is in the book?

Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation Britain’s 100 recipes – favourite Curries- the new TV series and cookbook – a review.

Madhur Jaffrey has 30 years of experience of bringing the delights of Indian food to the UK and is very well known as the UK television’s most-loved Indian chef.

For reviews and more information see Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook.

TV Series:

She is back with a new TV series for the first time in 17 years and a new cookbook, the new series will be broadcast on the UKTV Good Food Channel at 9.00 pm on Sunday 4 November 2012. It will consist of 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. 

The shows main quest is to draw a curry food map of the UK. Read more about Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation at the UKTV Food Channel.

So Madhur will visit local Indian and South Asian communities and amazing though it seems – Madhur shows how we can taste every type of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles. From London to Birmingham and Glasgow to Leicester, Madhur will develop a food map of the UK South Asian cuisine that has made its home here.

Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cook book:

The new cookbook Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation accompanies the new TV series of 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. Recipes revealing the cuisine of the Punjabi, Goan, Parsi and Bengali districts are presented in all their vibrancy and colour.

A great benefit of our UK living Indian communities is the synergy between UK food and Indian. As an example the pairing Aloo Gobi with a British roast lamb.

There are 100 recipes from the Punjab, Kerala, Goa and Bengal, plus many other Indian states.

The book is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Appetisers, snacks and soups
  • Lamb, pork and beef
  • Eggs and chicken
  • Fish and seafood
  • Vegetables
  • Dals
  • Rice, breads and pancakes
  • Salads, pickles, chutneys and relishes
  • Drinks and sweets
  • Spices and sweets
  • Spice mixes
  • Seasonings, techniques and kitchen equipment

A comprehensive collection of recipes, methods and equipment, presented with beautiful images and a modern clean look. A book that the moment you lift it – it looks good, has excellent recipes and just feels good.

Recipes are just amazing and include:

Other recipes incude:

  • spicy, lentil-based specialities of Rajesthan
  • kebabs and kormas from Delhi
  • coconut-infused curries from Kerala
  • fantastic desserts
  • special spice mixes – with Vivek Singh of the Cinnamon Club

The opportunity to buy the new Curry Nation cook book at Amazon:

So an amazing book from the expert, with Madhur’s experience – develop curry cooking skills quickly and prepare the most amazing food!