Good Food orders up “James Martin’s Mediterranean”

Splash Media's 10-part series sees chef James Martin sail the Mediterranean, sourcing and cooking local cuisines for UKTV's cookery channel, Good Food.
May 27, 2011

Splash Media’s 10-part series sees chef James Martin sail the Mediterranean, sourcing and cooking local cuisines for UKTV’s cookery channel, Good Food.

The 10 x 30-minute series, James Martin’s Mediterranean, will take viewers from the Greek islands to the Spanish Balearics, as each episode Martin will sail into a different port to meet local chefs and farmers, before he cooks for them on board his boat.

The series was commissioned by UKTV’s director of commissioning Jane Rogerson and commissioning editor, Catherine Catton, and ordered by Good Food’s interim channel head, Clare Laycock.

Executive producers of the series are Splash Media’s joint managing directors, Fenia Vardanis and Jane Lush. The series is overseen by UKTV’s Catton, with Jayne Hibbitt as series producer for Splash Media.

Catton said in a statement, “This series will show James Martin as he’s never been seen before, travelling around the Mediterranean in search of fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce.  His enthusiasm for learning about new food types is infectious, and we’re delighted to be working with him and Splash Media once more.”

Lush adds, “With James Martin at the helm, we have one of the UK’s most popular chefs serving up a feast in each of the 10 episodes, whilst providing an insight into the various countries that he’ll visit.”

Martin has also presented Good Food series, James Martin’s Christmas Feasts and James Martin: Yorkshire’s Finest.

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