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Bolton Food and Drink Festival Aug 25-28, @michaelcaines @Ainsleypewds @SundayBrunchC4 @simonrim

With James Martin, the Bolton’s Food & Drink Festival is taking place on the August Bank holiday Aug 25-28 2017 starring some wonderful chefs:

Michael Caines 

Ainsley Harriott 

Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch 

James Martin  returns to showcase his live cookery demonstrations.




Jamie Oliver Super Food Family Classics Healthy Recipe Listing

Jamie Oliver has just released his new cook book Super Food Classics, another best seller from Jamie? See all of Jamie’s super recipies listed below…..

In this new cookbook, Jamie says he is really excited by his new book.

Published on the 14th July -super cook, super food, super recipies super Jamie Oliver

The point is to provide family favourites but ensure they are nutritious and healthy.

See the video Jamie Super Food  and the book details link or see below:

Best selling cookbooks now… and latest Cook Book Blogs…

Super Food Recipes

Chocolate porridge – Greek Yoghurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Brilliant boiled eggs – four delicious & balanced ways
Breakfast donuts – honey, jammy blueberries and yoghurt
Toasted popeye bread – eggs, vine tomatoes and chilli sauce
Healthy balanced smoothies – super purple, super creamy, super choc, super green
Strawberry Buckwheat Pancakes – greek yoghurt and rosemary maple syrup
Magic poached eggs two ways – truffled mushroom with herby smoked salmon
Pineapple pancake mess – Yoghurt, coconut, cashews and lime
English Breakfast Frittata – bacon, mushrooms, spuds and tomtatoes
Roasted stone fruit – coconut, date and oat crumble
Crispy rice pancakes – curried chickpeas, eggs and coconut slasa
Mango lassi bircher – ginger, nuts, turmeric and fennel seeds
Avocado on rye toast – loads of inspiration parts 1 & 2

Quick Fixes
Chicken lollipop dippers – pea & mint couscous, charred asparagus
Japanese miso stew – tofu, seaweed, greens & chilli oil
Pasta pesto – green beans, broccoli & asparagus
Sri lankan prawn curry – tamarind, baby corn & pineapple rice
Chicken goujons – pitta, little gem, tomatoes & avo sauce
Pasta & 7 veg tomato sauce – 4 super-simple ways: Asparagus, pea & mint / Bacon bits, rosemary & balsamic / Ricotta, rocket & pine nuts / Flaked tuna, capers & lemon
Veggie fried rice – sesame, tofu & chilli eggs
Grilled beef kebabs – shredded crunch salad, feta & pitta
Cheat’s pea soup – smoky ham, pasta, mint & feta
Crispy trout, oats & thyme – horseradish yoghurt, spuds & veg
Pesto mussels & toast – baby courgettes, sweet tomatoes & peas
Sweet & sour stir-fry- loadsa sprouts, pineapple & noodles
Creamy chopped salad – grapes, tarragon, chicken & croutons
Sesame butterfried chicken – peanut sauce, asian slaw & rice noodles

Healthy Classics
Super shepherd’s pie – smashed neeps & tatties
Italian super-food burgers – balsamic onions, mozzarella & slaw
Chicken fajitas – smoky dressed aubergines & peppers
Salmon & prawn fish pie – sweet potato & spud mash
Healthy chip butty – cheesy sweet potato, avo & ketchup
Chicken tacos – black beans, avocado, corn & cherry toms
Smoky; veggie chilli – sweet gem & cheesy jacket spuds
Healthy chicken kiev – new potatoes, carrots & green veg
Sweet potato fishcakes – chopped salad, feta & red pepper salsa
Cheat’s pizzetta – fennel, rocket & prosciutto
Ratatouille pie – filo, ricotta, basil & almonds

Super tuna pasta salad – feta & crispy cayenne crumbs
Tandoori chicken salad – minty yoghurt dressing & poppadoms
Jamie’s italian super-food salad – grains, grilled avo, broccoli & harissa
Prawn noodle salad – passion fruit dressing & sesame seeds
Moorish crunch salad – couscous parcels, orange & harissa
Chopped charred veg salad – couscous, wraps, feta, mint, nuts & seeds
Super brussels sprouts slaw – citrus, flaked salmon, feta & nuts
Korean bibimbap bowl – rice, veg, pork & hot chilli sauce
Prawn & avo cocktail salad – new potatoes, crunchy veg & cress
Warm smoked trout salad – new potatoes, beets & soft-boiled eggs
Super salad platter – avo, sweet potatoes, broccoli & beets
Salmon crudo & crispbreads – fennel, apple, broad beans & avocado

Curries and Stews
Chicken jalfrezi – blackened peppers & tomato rice
Sag aloo korma – sweet potatoes, chard & chickpeas
Thai green chicken curry – aubergine, baby corn, cashews & lime
Veggie gurkha curry – aubergine, sweet potatoes & chickpeas
African prawn curry- scotch bonnets & sticky okra basmati
Baked tarka daal – cauliflower, split peas & chapatti
Chinese steak & tofu stew – sticky rice & beans, Szechuan sprinkle
Chicken korma – cauliflower & brown rice
Spring chicken stew – loadsa lovely veg, bacon & barley
Balinese chicken curry – purple kale rice, chilli & lemongrass
Beef & Guinness stew – English mustard pearl barley

Chicken & chorizo bake – peppers, sweet potatoes & spuds
Mango teriyaki salmon – brown rice & chilli cucumber pickle
Giant meatballs – sweet tomato & jalapeno sauce
Persian veggie pilaf – saffron, blueberries & borlotti beans
Sicilian ‘sh bake – aubergine, tomatoes, pine nuts & raisins
Garlic & thyme chicken – mushrooms, cherry toms & asparagus
Pork meatballs – sweet onion & apple gram, bread buns
Jerk aubergine & peppers – rice, beans, coconut & coriander
Brazilian ‘sh bake – peppers, chillies, tomatoes & paprika

Pasta and Risoto
Veggie Bolognese – loadsa veg, lentils & parmesan
Jools’ tuna pasta bake – sweet leeks, fennel & tomatoes
Squash & sausage risotto – radicchio, thyme & parmesan
Spaghetti rosso – golden chicken & charred green veg
Scrum winter lasagne – savoy cabbage & creamy chicken stew
Tomato risotto – Garlic basil sauce
Garlic mushroom pasta – creamy thyme & trufle sauce
Pasta agrodolce – sweet peppers, salted ricotta & basil
Super greens cannelloni – creamy ricotta & basil sauce
Sausage pasta – broccoli, chilli & sweet tomatoes
Spinach pici pasta – baby courgettes, tomatoes & pine nuts
Spaghetti cake – sweet aubergine & tomato
Pea & spinach risotto – mint, cottage cheese & parmesan
Squash mac ’n’ cheese – crispy crumbs & popped beans
Prawn & fennel risotto – crispy pancetta & chilli sprinkles
Squash & ricotta ravioli – z-veg tomato sauce, rocket & parmesan

Alphabet tomato soup – fresh basil & cheddar cheese
Spinach, mushroom & risotto soup – shattered parmesan & hazelnut crisps
Peruvian sweet potato soup – corn, peppers, chicken & quinoa
Black bean soup – poached eggs, salsa & tortillas
Four seasons minestrone – a celebration of beautiful veggies
Super leek & potato soup – herb, parmesan & almond toasts
Mulligatawny – rice, spice, lamb, lentils & veg galore
Korean chicken hotpot – noodles, mushrooms, tofu & kimchee
Navajo soup – squash, beans, corn & flatbreads

Kitchen Hacks
Proper chicken nuggets – sweet paprika & parmesan crumb
Batch minced meat ragu – loadsa veg, beans & sun-dried tomatoes
Jumbo ‘sh fingers – golden crispy breadcrumbs
Weekly poached chicken – incredible flavoursome stock
Super-quick batch pesto – nuts, parmesan & loadsa basil
7-Veg tomato sauce – packed with hidden goodness
Curry pastes – korma. jalfrezi & thai green
Amazing stewed orchard fruit & jam – apples & pears, bay, orange & vanilla
Fruit ice lollies – loads of super-fun inspiration

Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite, Gizzi Erskine, Anna Jones, Tom Kerridge, Jo Pratt, Love Your Leftovers , Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, NOPI, Yotam Ottolenghi, Ramael Scully, John Torode, Sweet, James Martin

A selection of the newest cookbooks coming your way… for Christmas 2015
Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite: Food to nourish the body and feed the soul – 6 Aug 2015 by Gizzi Erskine

A Modern Way to Cook – 16 Jul 2015 by Anna Jones

Tom’s Table: My Favourite Everyday Recipes – 24 Sep 2015 by Tom Kerridge

In the Mood for Healthy Food: Recipes for The Whole Family – 16 Jul 2015 by Jo Pratt

River Cottage Love Your Leftovers: Recipes for the resourceful cook – 8 Oct 2015 by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

NOPI: The Cookbook – 10 Sep 2015 by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully

My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home – 10 Sep 2015 by John Torode

Sweet – 8 Oct 2015 by James Martin

Saturday Kitchen 26 April 2014 James Martin Claude Bosi Daniel Clifford Elena Arzak

Saturday Kitchen is presented by James Martin and on the live cooking show this week recipes by world-class chefs Claude Bosi, Daniel Clifford and Elena Arzak.

Claude Bosi is a French chef and his London restaurant is Hibiscus

BBC – Food – Chefs : Daniel Clifford recipes

Daniel is from England a chef who is best known for his work at the two Michelin star restaurant Midsummer House. He was also named one of the winners of the 2012 and 2013 series of the BBC television show the Great British Menu.

Elena Arzak: the best female chef on the planet 

Elena is a Spanish chef and joint head chef of three Michelin starred restaurant Arzak alongside her father, Juan Mari Arzak, and was named best Female Chef in the World in 2012.


Steamed cod and mussels with carrot and orange butter

Wine: Paul Mas Estate Marsanne 2013, from France

Sautéed lambs liver, minted peas, potato purée, sherry vinegar sauce

Wine: Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2013, from South Africa

Red prawn express

Wine: Terre di Chieti Pecorino 2012, from Italy

A great episode with new chefs to help us expand our recipe skills.


Simply Italian Michela Chiappa CH4 recipes watch episodes again buy the book

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Ultimate Home Cooking Gordon Ramsay TV series 

Cooking TV programmes on UK Christmas 2013

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I thought it would be nice to have a list of the TV cooking shows this Christmas so here goes….

Sunday 15 December 2013

BBC1      1.15 pm                 Nigel Slater’s simple Christmas

BBC2      9.30 am                Saturday Kitchen best bites

BBC2      11.00 am              Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      11.45 am              Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

ITV         1.35 pm                Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        8.00 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        8.30 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        9.00 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        9.30 am                Sunday Brunch


Monday 16 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      7.00 pm                Nigellissima: An Italian Inspired Christmas

BBC2      8.30 pm                Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes


Tuesday 17 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      8.00 pm                The Great British Bake Off

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        9.00 pm                Heston’s Great British Food

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes


Wednesday 18 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      8.00 pm                Food and Drink Christmas special

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes


Thursday 19 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      7.00 pm                Hairy Biker’s Christmas party

BBC2      9.00 pm                The 12 Drinks of Christmas

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel


Friday 20 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        8.00 pm                Gordon Ramsay’s Festive Home Cooking

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes


Saturday 21 December 2013

BBC1     10.00 am              Saturday Kitchen

BBC1     11.30 am              Nigel Slater’s Christmas Suppers

BBC2      1.00 pm                A to Z of TV Cooking

ITV.        12.30 pm             Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4       12.25 pm.             Jamie’s best ever Christmas


Sunday 22 December 2013

BBC1      1.15 pm               Christmas kitchen with James Martin

BBC2.     10.00 am.            Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

BBC2.     11.30 am.            Tom Kerridge cooks Christmas

BBC2.     12.00 pm.            Food and drink Christmas special with Mary Berry and Glynn                                                  Purnell

ITV.         1.35 pm.            Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4.        7.55 am.            Jamie’s money saving meals

CH4.        9.30 am.            Sunday Brunch




Saturday Kitchen BBC1 14 Dec 2014

James Martin hosts Saturday Kitchen with Francesco Mazzei, David Everitt Matthias and guest Mickey Flanaghan.

Recipes at BBC Food 

Saturday Kitchen cookbooks

James Martin books

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.


James Martin’s Food Map of Britain TV series and recipes

James Martin starts his new 10 part series, James Martin’s Food Map of Britain on Monday 16 September 2013 on BBC2 at 6.30pm.

James Martin the famous chef from Saturday Kitchen explores Britain not just as the place where we live, but investigates the foods available and grown around us.

Chef James gets into the skies to explore how the beautiful and unique landscape of the British Isles produces distinct and delicious regional ingredients.

Episode 1:

He starts the 10 episode series by visiting the sunny South East to find out why Kent’s cherries are so sweet and why his favourite flat fish thrives in the shallow warm waters of the South Coast.

Along the way he cooks Hastings Dover sole and a Kentish cherry trifle.

Read why British cherries have made a comeback


More recipes:
Pumpkin pasta with rosemary

Saturday Kitchen James Martin returns Sat 8 Sept 2013

James Martin returns with a new series of Saturday Kitchen, 10 am 8 September 2013 with Galton Blackiston and Colin McGurran.

In the new series, James Martin returns with the very popular cookery show with assisting chefs Galton Blackiston and Colin McGurran. Olly Smith is in search of the perfect wine to go with the dishes – also clips from Rick Stein, The Great British Menu and The Good Cook.

See BBC Saturday Kitchen for more

Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes recipes

Updated links to recipes -First broadcast on 10 August 2013, Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes by Michela Chiappa, includes many sumptuous Italian favourites with wonderful photography.

Watch Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes on 4oD

New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food


After a long wait the cookbook is now available  At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart see more about the Chiappa sisters and their Italian food.

The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube