James Martin's Food Map of Britain

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

South East

Series 1 · Episode 1

Chef James Martin takes to the skies to explore the British Isles and its regional food. Today he explores the sunny South East to find out why Kent's cherries are so sweet and why his favourite flat fish thrives in its shallow warm waters.

South Wales

Series 1 · Episode 2

James Martin explores the varied and beautiful landscape of South Wales to discover why Welsh Mountain Lamb is so prized by foodies. He also forages for free food on the wild beaches of Pembrokeshire.

Gloucester and the Cotswolds

Series 1 · Episode 3

Today he's exploring the county of Gloucestershire and feasting his eyes on the rolling beauty of the Cotswolds where he celebrates the River Salmon and finds out why one farmer thinks his land produces the country's best Rapeseed Oil.

East Scotland

Series 1 · Episode 4

Today James explores the fertile plains and lowlands of East Scotland to understand why Scottish Whiskey is not only the best in the world, but a true reflection of the landscape in which it is made.

Northern Ireland

Series 1 · Episode 5

James is exploring Northern Ireland to get an understanding of why the beef from the miniature native cattle, The Dexter, has such a unique flavour. He also visits the east coast and discovers why it's lobsters are so prized by chefs.

South Coast

Series 1 · Episode 6

James flies over the South Coast, where he discovers how the forests of Hampshire are home to one of Britain's most prized ingredients, the truffle, and why the Isle of Wight Tomatoes are giving those from Italy a run for their money.

West Country

Series 1 · Episode 7

Today he feasts his eyes over the bounty of The West Country where gets an understanding of why Devon's milk is so creamy and why a small corner of Cornwall has started exporting tea to China.

West Scotland

Series 1 · Episode 8

Today he's exploring the wild and untamed West Coast of Scotland to establish why the sheltered lochs are the perfect environment for langoustine to thrive and why Highland Beef is such a lean yet flavoursome meat.

Lincolnshire and the Flatlands

Series 1 · Episode 9

James flies over the fertile plains of Lincolnshire and the Flatlands to explore why it's an area so famed for its world class pork and how it has the ideal environment for the mass production of perfect peas.


Series 1 · Episode 10

James is visiting his home county Yorkshire. As he studies the landscape from above he investigates the unique environmental factors that have contributed to the Rhubarb Triangle and why Yorkshire's wild Heather Honey is so distinctive.