Are you “Up for it”

James visited the Huddersfield Student Union to prove to students that you can make a cheap and healthy meal in less time than it takes to get a takeaway. A load of students from across Kirklees gathered at the Union to watch James compete against the clock to create a delicious and healthy alternative to a takeaway before it arrived.

The event was another exciting part of 'Up For It', a campaign which has brought fun and entertainment to students from Kirklees, to show them that healthy cooking can be fun and anyone can do it!

The cookery event was a fun and interactive experience that allowed students to get involved and try different dishes whilst getting inspiration for their own dinner parties. The students also had the opportunity to sign up for the next stage of the campaign, a Come Dine with Me challenge, where they can win a prize of


Great News: Picture shows Steven Edney a Director of Octopus Publishing Group presenting James with a certificate to celebrate the sale of 225,000 copies of

Saturday Kitchen

Hope All is well everyone and Happy New Year, just to say where back in the morning 10am BBC1 with England Rugby Legend Phil Vickery. Then live on the 10th see you then.

Best wishes


Here it is, the new show

Here it is the best show I've done

Times for your sky plus

December 28th 9pm after Top Gear Christmas Special

Repeat at 7pm on Sunday 4th January

DVD out in the New Year

Hope you like it

Best wishes



CHRISTMAS ORDERS - Final Order Date 12pm Wednesday 17th December 08 !

Orders for Christmas need to be in by the above date.

Please make sure you address them to somewhere they can be signed for to avoid disappointment!

For a Personal message fill in the area under – Payments – Details – Messages ….

Please note that we cannot guarantee orders to be recieved before Christmas to anywhere other than the UK from 15/12/08.

New Series

Here it is, my new series, 'Eating with the Enemy', starting – 21st July at 4.30pm on BBC2. The filming went great, but it's going to be tense…

I can't wait to see what you all think of the programme. I really enjoyed filming it, the days were very long but hopefully worth it in the end.

Sat here with fingers crossed.

Best wishes


Denby pottery launch

Last week saw the launch of 3 years hard work, by both myself and the team at Denby, to produce a fantastic range of cook and serve ware. All these items are coming to a store near you, but are available online at Hope you like the range. I know I am really proud of it.

Best wishes


Book Orders for Christmas!! & Shop closing dates.

Please Note : All book orders in by the close of day (5pm) on the Wednesday 19th December will be delivered by Christmas. They will be dispatched on 20th for delivery to you on the 21st but please make sure you have entered a delivery address where it can be signed for.

The Shop will be closed from 21st Dec – 7th Jan 2008 Any orders recieved during this time will be dispatched after 7th January 2008

Merry Christmas & thank you to all our customers.