Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A.
This is a trip that James has been longing to take and it’s a road trip as road trips are meant to be! He’ll travel with a range of different machines, from a classic Harley Davidson to an Aston Martin, a giant Pickup Truck and a 70s Pontiac.
Starting in California, James and his trusty crew will head down the West Coast taking in the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles, before swinging inland and heading for Texas. He’ll stop off at Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas before his travels see him heading across the American South. In Louisiana, James experiences everything Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Avery Island and The Sugar Belt have to offer. Finally he heads to the North East, to Philadelphia, Salem, Boston and the Hamptons, ending the epic trip in New York.
By exploring food which is more surprising, exciting, diverse and enthralling than any of us imagine, James will get under the skin of a nation perhaps more troubled and divided than it has been for a generation, discovering that it can still amaze the spirited traveller with a dizzying range of fantastic cuisine and bucket list experiences… many of which James has a go at. From Surfing on the Pacific Coast to line dancing, ranch skills to baseball, James tries his hand at classic All-American pastimes.
From the exquisite craft of Thomas Keller in California or Daniel Boulud in New York, to American classics like barbecued ribs, giant steaks and even a whole smoked cow’s head, James conjures up a vision of the food scene in the USA both unexpected and enthralling, adding his own versions of classic dishes both on the road and back in his UK kitchen.
James Martin's American Adventure
2pm, weekdays from Monday 12th February on ITV