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James Wong How to Eat Better How to Shop, Store & Cook to Make Any Food a Superfood

James Wong has released a number of books – however a new release – April 2017 – How to eat better , where we are guided as to How to Shop, Store & Cook to Make Any Food a Superfood- is a cracker of a book.

I noticed James Wong’s @BotanyGeek book in Sainsbury’s and bought it immediately.

How to prepare blueberries so they release more health giving nutrients. How to prepare Garlic – this book is a gem. A must have in my opinion. Recent price is £6.99 from Amazon.

The range of foods we have available – vegetables, fruit, can all be transformed if we now how. How to store, or cook a particular ingredient. How to combine foods for maximum effect. Supercharge the nutrients inside the food to make them Bio-available for the maximum use in our bodies.

See the Daily Telegraph article 10 ways to make your food healthier and turn ingredients into superfood by James Wong.

Buy from: £6.99 How to Eat Better: How to Shop, Store & Cook to Make Any Food a Superfood

Delicious Magazine says: ‘James Wong brings some welcome sanity to the world of healthy eating…its genius is his advice on how to get more nutrition from fruit and veg. It’s fascinating, and better than cutting out food groups or paying for so-called superfoods’ 

In the book some very clever and research based advice:

  • SELECT a Braeburn apple over a Fuji and get almost double the antioxidants from a fruit that tastes just as sweet.
  • STORE strawberries on the counter, instead of in the fridge, and in just four days they will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds.
  • COOK broccoli with a teaspoon of mustard and send its levels of cancer-fighting potential skyrocketing ten-fold.

Check it out, you can get more for your money in health than you think!

Thanks James, great concept, lovely to read and all the best with the book!



The Great Comic Relief Bake Off easy recipes book £2 to red nose day

A small booklet with 13 recipes is now on sale to raise £2 per book for Red Nose Day 15 March. I bought my copy of The great comic relief bake off for £2.50 in Sainsburys (Click for Red Nose Day items).

The recipes are taken from:

  • The Great British Bake Off – How to Bake
  • The Great British Bake Off – Learn to Bake
  • The Great British Bake Off – Showstoppers

Recipes include:

  • English summer cupcakes
  • Squidgy brownies
  • Sticky orange marmalade cake
  • Stem ginger shortbread
  • Sticky confetti cake
  • Carrot cake muffins
  • Mocha marble loaf cake
  • Love heart biscuits
  • Sticky lemon cake
  • Aztec cookies
  • Simple scones
  • Giant cookies
  • Honeycomb crunchies

Why don’t you have a bake off sale or bake off party to help raise funds?

Go to the Red Nose Day website to donate or get involved.

Remember Red Nose Day is 15 March.

We will make a donation for each time this page is read up to Red Nose Day.

James Martin’s United Cakes of America program all episodes + recipes 24 Feb 2013

James Martin’s United Cakes of America Good Food channel started – 24 Feb 2013

A new series on the Good Food channel HD 247 -Sky and 260 Virgin where James Martin gets to combine his love of food, cooking, the USA and driving.

Black Friday
Sweet – 8 Oct 2015 by James Martin

Jamie Oliver Everyday super food published 27 August 2015

There are 15 episodes where James visits Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Harlem, Connecticut, Hartford, Boston, Massachusetts and Salem.

There is no book for the USA series, however James does have a desserts cookbook, see James Martin’s cookbooks for all his books.

Episode 1: Virginia

James begins in Virginia on his American cake adventure, with classic apple pie visiting a family run bakery that makes pies for presidents and a New Orleans king cake in a southern style bakery in Arlington.

Recipes: apple crumble cake and cinnamon and cream cheese bake.

Episiode 2: Washington DC and Maryland

Next Washington DC for cupcakes and Baltimore to the state dessert of Maryland, a 10-layer, fudge topped, Smith Island cake.

Recipes: cupcakes and chestnut and chocolate cake

Episode 3: Baltimore

Baltimore and the Pimlico cake to Maryland countryside for the peach cake.

Recipes: coffee and rum cake with meringue mushrooms and peach tart

Episode 4: Pennsylvania

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Amish country. Sampling shoofly pie and twisting Pretzels.

Recipes: treacle pie with a rock salt crumble top and pretzels with ice cream.

Episode 5: Philadelphia

Philadelphia, to taste American treats then the infamous pumpple cake, a cake baked with pies inside.

Recipes: lemon curd butterfly buns, and fire and ice cake

Episode 6: Philadelphia and Brooklyn

Philadelphia and butter cake and key lime pies.

Recipes: fig and butter cake and  lime snow eggs with granola

Episode 7: Manhattan and Brooklyn

The bakery made famous by the TV show Sex and the City and a mobile bakery.

Recipes: instant strawberry gateaux and cornflake cookies.

Episode 8: Manhattan

New York Cheesecake and baked Alaska.

Recipes: cheesecake and baked Alaska.

Episode 9: Brooklyn

Brooklyn and whoopie pies followed by red velvet cake.

Recipes: whoopie pies and chocolate cola cake.

Episode 10: Harlem and Connecticut

Harlem for carrot cake.  Glastonbury in Connecticut, a blueberry farm which is over 100 years old and blueberry muffins.

Recipes: carrot cake and toasted blueberry muffin

Episode 11: Connecticut

A diner, for a pancake breakfast then a strawberry shortcake.

Recipes: bacon waffles with maple syrup and strawberry shortbread

Episode 12: Hartford

Connecticut for a Jewish holiday honey cake and the chocolate chip cookie.

Recipes: spiced oatmeal and treacle cake and chocolate chip biscotti biscuits.

Episode 13: Boston

Boston to a hotel to study Boston cream pie and then the chocolate brownie.

Recipes: chocolate and coffee meringue cake and chocolate brownie with homemade marshmallow.

Episode 14: Massachussetts

A distillery for rum making and then a boozy rum cake. A visit to a BBQ joint for southern pecan pie.

Recipes: an orange, cherry and kirsch pound cake and banana, pecan and maple syrup cake.

Episode 15: Salem

Salem and donuts.

Recipes: doughnuts and bourbon croissant butter pudding.

Other ides:

Pumpkin pasta with rosemary

James Martin Cake recipes

Read more at the Good Food James Martin’s United Cakes of America.

James martin’s cookbooks: