Saturday Kitchen is a popular magazine-format show broadcast live on BBC1 for 35 weeks of the year. Combining a regular band of chefs and celebrities, as well as archive material and interactive features, it achieves a perfect balance of lively on-screen atmosphere with practical cookery content. Hosted by James Martin, the programme has a down-to-earth approach with attention to modern food trends that appeals to not-too-serious cooks.
The Saturday Kitchen Cookbook contains over 100 inspirational recipes from the show, bringing together new ideas from some of the nation's favourite chefs, cutting-edge recipes from fresh talent, a variety of different cuisine from all around the world and a wealth of tips on current food topics.
James Martin studied physics at Oxford, served in the British Army and then joined IBM in Paris as a systems engineer. He lectures all over the world and has written extensively on management and technology. He holds honorary doctorates from all six continents. He also has established a school devoted to the subject of this book at the Said Business School at Oxford University.