James was just five years old when made his debut in the kitchen!
His father ran the catering at the historic stately home, Castle Howard, and, by the age of 12, the young Yorkshire lad had already cooked for the Queen Mother.
At 16, he went to Scarborough Technical College to learn his trade, where he was Student of the Year for three years running.
Anthony Worrall Thompson spotted him during this time and brought him to London to work in the kitchens of celebrated restaurants 190 Queensgate and dell’Ugo. He then headed to France in an old transit van with several other students, where he spent some time working in traditional châteaux. On his return to England, he worked at luxury hotel Chewton Glen in Hampshire for 2 years.
At 21, James opened the Hotel and Bistro du Vin in Winchester as Head Chef. Mixing Modern British with Mediterranean, James’ restaurant became a huge success.
In 1996, James began what has been an extensive TV career. He soon became a favourite, regularly appearing on such shows as Ready Steady Cook, Junior MasterChef and Light Lunch. After stints co-presenting Good Food Live, he hosted UKTV series Deck Dates, Sweet, Delicious, Yorkshire’s Finest and James Martin Digs Deep.
With a long list of TV credits to his name, James has often stepped beyond the kitchens, most suprisingly perhaps, to prove his dancing prowess in Strictly Come Dancing. His latest series sees James revisiting his student days in the villages of Brittany, France, in James Martin’s Brittany.
James has written for magazines and has a long bibliography to his name. Far from being a one-trick pony, he was once voted one of Britain’s most eligible bachelors by Company magazine!
James describes his cooking as “Modern British with a hint of Mediterranean”. His flavours are simple and direct, and his combinations are interesting, such as honey-roast duck with a mango, coriander and chilli salsa or half a deep-fried lobster with harissa crême fraîche.
James Martin’s Great British Dinners, Mitchell Beazley, 2002
Delicious: The Deli Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley, 2002
Eating in with James Martin, Mitchell Beazley, 2004
James Martin’s Great British Winter, Mitchell Beazley, 2006
Easy British Food, Mitchell Beazley, 2006
Desserts, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, 2007
The Collection, Mitchell Beazley, 2008
For more information about James Martin click here: http://www.jamesmartinchef.co.uk... Read more.
Tip five: some taboo of choosing the color Decorative painting can not only placed behind the sofa in the living room, TV wall, inside the bedroom, also can placed in outside the kitchen, balcony, villa walls. But the point you should noting that, when putting painting you should choose the color according to different space. General speaking , modern style interior decoration is mainly based on white, when you choose canvas painting, it should mainly be with yellow and red tones. Don't choose negative effect canvas painting, you should chose a bright color canvas painting for living room, if the interior color is very stable, such as walnut color, you can choose high ash, partial artistic canvas painting. Tip six: Canvas painting shape should correspond with the space shape If the wall where put decorative painting is a rectangle, you can select the same shape single canvas painting or popular group canvas painting, especially the group canvas painting, different layout and spacing can achieve different effects. However, if some places need half round canvas painting, only you do is change the content of painting, for example, you can leave some space, because there is no semicircular decorated box in the market. Tip seven: canvas painting accessories should be in accordance with the local atmosphere. the surrounding environment pattern change, combined with the master's style and preferences attach some different effects of canvas painting may reflect the unexpected artistic conception.
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Tip three: corner canvas painting can change the sight direction People thought canvas painting can be only placed in the middle of one wall in the past, but in the current design, many designers like to put canvas painting in the corner . Corner refers to the indoor space corner, such as the two wall of living room of the 90 degree angle. Just like the Sofa combination way in recent years. corner canvas also have different approaches but equally satisfactory results of beauty. Corner canvas are not very strict for the space requirements, as long as it can give people a kind of comfortable feeling. On both sides of the wall corner, put two canvas painting on it. put the same style painting on the other side of the parallel wall, it will become the formation of L type combination. the asymmetric beauty can increase the taste of indoor layout and also won't have the feeling of restraint. In addition, the corner canvas painting can remind the master role in the transformation of space through the line of sight. For example, put the canvas painting from the way of bedroom to the living room can play a guiding role. Tip four: stairs canvas painting can be irregular If you on a stairs, your opposite wall area is large, you can ask professional person to draw some painting on the wall. This method is very creative, you can draw the painting as your own ideas. In addition, if the area is not large, it can hanging some irregular canvas painting in stair turning stairway, and the effect is also very good
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