James Martin’s huge popularity is due to his simple and accessible recipes. This tie-in book to his enormously successful Home Comforts series sees James in his comfort zone, cooking the food he loves best. He champions local produce and loves growing his own, and this irresistible collection of recipes ranges from fancy dinners to impress friends, to those times when you just need to grab lunch for one in a hurry. The chapters reflect this, they are divided into Lighter Comforts, Quick Comforts, Easy Comforts, Slow Comforts, Spicy Comforts, Sweet Comforts and Baked Comforts. Much-loved for his trademark wholesome, hearty British food, in this book James shows off a fresh, light and ultra-modern side, too, in dishes like Shaved cauliflower salad with barbecued honey tomatoes. The very British love of spicy foods is properly indulged with recipes from all over the world, including Indian deep-fried soft-shell crab with a delicious home-made lime pickle. There is also the true comfort food – such as Chicken and wild mushroom frying pan pie – and old favourites such as chicken Kiev. James is famous for his fabulous puddings and this book does not disappoint. Try the mouth-watering Chocolate and clementine steamed pudding, or bake Lavender shortbread to eat with Lavender crème caramel. Beautifully shot in James’s own home, this is a book of irresistible recipes to use everyday for years to come.