Dressed to Impress

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Duration: 44 minutes

James shows how anyone can impress their dinner party guests with some simple home-cooked recipes that look like restaurant dishes. He cooks a stylishly simple beef wellington, a show-stopping passion fruit delice, and a clever custard souffle using ready-made custard as a cheat.

Historian Ivan Day looks at macedoine jelly, a Victorian dessert with the real wow factor. Norwegian artisan producer Ole Hansen explains how his family's passion for perfect smoked salmon led him to start his London-based business.

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  • Food producers

    The food producers featured in this episode are:
    • Paul Metcalf from Natural Wight Mushrooms, Isle of Wight
    • Ole Hansen from Hansen & Lydersen Ltd. London


James Martin
Executive Producer
Karen Plumb
Series Producer
Rosemary Edwards
David Robertson
Ivan Day
Ole Hanssen




Try out James Martin's home cooked meals at your place.

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