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Childhood Favourites

TV chef James Martin explores home cooking. James shares the recipes that remind him of his childhood, including his grandmother's roast shoulder of pork.

James shares the recipes that remind him of his Yorkshire childhood, including his grandmother's roast shoulder of pork and her indulgent bacon sandwiches. Historian Gerard Baker delves into the history of childhood favourite gingerbread, and Vietnamese cook Uyen Luu explains how memories of her native grandmother's beef noodle soup have inspired her to start a supper club business in her London home.

44 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Noah and the Whale

    2 Atoms in a Molecule

  • Saint Raymond

    Thread (inst)

  • San Cisco


  • Kodaline

    Love Like this

  • Lucy Spraggan

    Lighthouse (inst)

  • The xx


  • Laura Marling


  • Lily Allen


  • The Lightning Seeds


  • Mark Owen

    Carnival (inst)

  • Eliza Doolittle

    Back Packing (inst)

  • Phoenix

    Campo Marzio 4

  • The Cinematic Orchestra

    Theme De YoYo

  • Psapp

    Calm Down

  • Michael Bublé

    It's a Beautiful Day (inst)

  • Florence + the Machine

    Between two Lungs

  • Ben Howard

    Only Love

  • Commodores


  • Bastille


  • Stooshe

    See Me Like This

  • Guillemots

    Tigers (inst)

  • Josh Osho


  • Empire of the Sun

    We are the People

  • Lily Allen

    Who'd have Known

  • Olly Murs


  • The Mock Turtles

    Can You dig it (Fatboy Slim and Simon Thornton 2003 remix)

  • Kristina Train

    Lose You tonight (inst)

Food producers

The food producers featured in this episode are:
  • David and Jayne Mugridge from Yarty Cordials, Portsmouth
  • Uyen Luu from Vietnamese Supper Kitchen, London


Role Contributor
Presenter James Martin
Executive Producer Karen Plumb
Series Producer Rosemary Edwards
Director David Robertson
Participant Gerard Baker
Participant Uyen Luu


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