Operation Hospital Food returns for a third series this week as James continues his campaign to improve the food served in hospitals by attempting to bring about change on a national scale.
Throughout the series James visits numerous hospitals and works with NHS leaders, staff, patients and nutritionists. His first stop is Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, where an overspend has put the catering team in jeopardy.
James also invites hospital chefs to his home and devises a plan to benefit patients and care givers. He also investigates food on children’s wards and works with Royal Oldham Hospital to help provide food that young patients will enjoy.
Not content with tackling food in hospitals James also helps set up a new initiative in Chesterfield to help old people returning home after being discharged from hospital and tours an NHS food production plant.
There’s also the chance to catch up with some familiar faces as James revisits some of the sites he has helped previously to see if his ideas have made a difference.
Finally, James meets NHS representatives in an attempt to persuade them to change their current cooking practices and adopt his recommendations. Tune in to see if his ideas were given the go ahead.
Operation Hospital Food is being shown from 24 – 28 February at 9.15am on BBC One.
Find out more about the series on the BBC website.
The Junior Bake Off hits our screens today and James is judging the efforts of thirty-two young bakers along with Great British Bake Off favourite Mary Berry.
The first episode sees four contestants follow a difficult recipe for biscotti and lemonade and create amazing racing-themed cakes, before James and Mary select one to go through to the semi-final.
If that sounds difficult, it doesn’t stop there! In the coming weeks the contestants will turn their hands a variety of different recipes including to chocolate fondant, marble cake, ‘melting moment’ biscuits and rock cakes as well as the infamous showstopper and technical challenges.
James said ‘It was a real honour to spend the summer judging the baking efforts of such a talented group of young people alongside Mary. The standard of the contestants was outstanding, I think viewers will be really impressed and inspired to try some of the recipes at home’
Junior Bake Off starts on Monday 11th November on the CBBC Channel at 4.30pm. Watch a trailer for the series
Chef James Martin joins Jackie Stewart on a road trip through the Alps in a classic supercar to retrace the life and career of the three-time Formula One world champion. Self-confessed motor-racing fanatic James then discovers how Jackie’s relentless safety crusade lives on in the vehicles of today and faces the challenge of driving one of his Grand Prix-winning cars around the Monza circuit in northern Italy.
Following the shock closure of the Alea Casino and the Leeds Kitchen on Monday I have been
in talks with the owners(London Clubs International) to understand in full the circumstances and the decision making process
behind this action. As this process continues I will keep everyone up to date with any news, especially my loyal and dedicated team who have worked so hard to create such a wonderful, vibrant and successful restaurant, and of course to
all of you wonderful restaurant goers who have supported us and helped us achieve all that we have over
the last couple of years.
Thank you for your support and apologies to everyone affected by this !
As you maybe aware the Leeds Kitchen sadly closed due to circumstances out of my control. I was assured that everyone who had made reservations would be informed, which a large percentage of people were, but sadly some people were not. I do thank you for bringing this to my attention and I can only apologise on my behalf for any inconvenience and upset caused. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will respond to your enquiry and refund any vouchers that have been purchased for Leeds Kitchen. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your custom over the years, I was hugely passionate about Leeds Kitchen and its team and it is unfortunate that it has come to an end. J
United Cakes of America
I’m really excited about the next 24hrs as I’ve got two new programmes starting that are very different but that I’m equally proud of.
Tonight sees the start of United Cakes of America on the Good Food Channel. I had a challenging time driving a 1980’s Cadillac across the country stopping off along the way to meet some amazing people and to sample their best cake recipes and food. You can read more stuff about it on The Good Food blog.
Travelling a bit closer to home and revisiting a subject I’m really passionate about is Operation Hospital Food which starts at 9.15am on BBC One tomorrow. This time I’m in Birmingham tackling the issue of poor hospital food. I really believe good food can be like a medicine to patients which is why it’s so important for us to get it right. Scarborough and the team there have gone onto to do amazing things and all at no extra cost. Better still the restaurant is now a destination and Pat’s Place is on the culinary map. I recently did an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine which you can read here.
I hope you can tune in, if not set them to record, sky plus or I player stuff! J
‘Food fight against Cancer’ will be held on February 4th, 2013 at The Crucible Theatre at 7pm. Charity evening.
For one night only great friends James Martin and Brian Turner will face off, cooking live on stage and sharing tips and tricks of the trade. The first half will feature Classical cooking vs Modern, Brian doing the Classical and James the modern. The evening will conclude with a cook off competition between the two of them where they will be presented with a bag of Read more
Order Before6pm on Wednesday 19th December 2012 for delivery before Christmas.
Any orders after this time will NOT be shipped from us until Monday 7th January.
Hope you can come along to one of my New Book Signings -
Monday 22nd October -
10.30am – Booths, Manchester
1pm – WHSmiths Arndale, Manchester
Tune in this Saturday as Saturday Kitchen returns with a new studio, new set, new equipment, more butter and in HD,
Come and see my cooking demos at the delicious Gloucester Quays Food Festival this Sunday. Weather
Please note the last day for book orders for Christmas is MONDAY 19th DECEMBER 2012.
The shop will re-open on Monday 9th January 2012.
Any orders recieved between this time will be processed on our return.
LIFE, FORK & SPOON: James Martin Dishes Delivered Directly to Your Door
I am pleased to announce a new service which will bring specially created meals by me, directly to your door. Life, Fork & Spoon is my latest venture to ensure that once in a while you can treat yourself to top quality food without having to go out to a restaurant or spend hours preparing everything from scratch!