James Martin's French Adventure: Everything you need to know about James Martin's new show

TV chef James Martin is back on our screens with a brand new show, James Martin's French Adventure, where he explores the best of French recipes...

Our favourite celeb chef James Martin is back on our screens in brand new TV show James Martin's French Adventure, bursting with new recipe inspiration and classic French cuisine.

In James Martin's French Adventure, the chef will be journeying through France, visiting the locations that inspired his culinary career.

The 44 year old has been influenced by French cuisine since he was seven, after holidaying and studying in the country. The first episode takes him to Saint-Emilion, where we see him visiting the hotel and kitchen where he first trained as a chef.

His trips around France will also retrace the trips Keith Floyd, his food hero, took 30 years ago. James even drove the car that Floyd owned for 16 years, his red Citroen 2C.

Image: ITV

The delicious French journey starts in Provence, in the south of France, and sees him stopping at Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany. As he stops to sample the best products and culinary creations of each location, he also recreates the most iconic dishes in his own style.

The TV chef whips up a fish stew in Carcassonne Image: ITV

To mark the launch of the new TV show, fans will also be treated to a new cookbook filled with James Martin French recipes, which was published on 9th February.


What food will James be making on the show?

Over the 20 one-hour episodes, James will be creating his version of the most classic French recipes.

Fish stew is just one of the dishes James takes on in the show

His French-inspired dishes will include fish stew, pork escalopes with Lyonnaise potatoes, game terrine, crème brûlée, two-sauce chocolate fondant, onion soup and many more mouthwatering recipes.

The classic crème brûlèe also gets a makeover from James on his French adventure

The chef broke hearts all over the country when he announced he would be stepping down as the host of Saturday kitchen last year, after 10 years on the BBC show.

He's been back in our screens with a holiday special, Christmas With Friends, which aired on the Food Network in December 2016. The two-part series included appearances from other well-known chefs and celebrity guests including Mary Berry, Corrie's Jennie McAlpine, Jimi Mistry and Brian Turner.

When will James Martin's French Adventure air?

The show originally premiered on 30th January but is now airing on ITV every Thursday at 8.30pm.

Are you excited to see James Martin back on your screen? Let us know in the comments!

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.