Yesterday it was announced that TV's finest celebrity chef James Martin has joined Asda's ranks to champion great suppliers and quality dishes for families all around the country!
While he wasn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we got to delve around in his storecupboard and talk to the chef about his secret must-have kitchen essentials.
'When I'm at an event or working people ask me “What's your rider?” well I am the most low maintenance person going! I tell them “I'll have a Red Bull and some eye drops!” That's all I need.'
Buy: Red Bull Energy Drink 355ml, £1.35
'I always make sure I have some in because I like to make pasta quite quickly.'
Buy: McDougalls Premium Plain Flour 1kg, £1.78
'It's great for cooking at high temperatures unlike some oils which can burn.'
Good Balsamic Vinegar
'It's worth getting one which has been aged as you get a much richer flavour.'
'I love really good salt like Maldon salt or Irish salt or sea salt – salt is not all the same, some are from the sea, others from land, and they taste nothing like table salt.'
Buy: Maldon Sea Salt Flakes 125g, £1.08
'I always need freshly ground black pepper from a pepper mill.'
Buy: Schwartz Black Peppercorns 85gr, £2.76
'It's weird but chefs like milk chocolate, I don't know what it is.'
Buy: Cadbury Dairy Milk 200g, £2 or 2 for £3
'Again it's worth getting a really good one as it's a really key ingredient.'
'I love it on my chips – just Sarson's vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt.'
Buy: Sarsons Malt Vinegar, 70p
A carton of custard
'It's really good for filling éclairs, I whip up cream and fold the custard into it and it makes the posh French filling créme légere. But it's so quick and easy with a carton of custard – but not the powder because that doesn't work.'
Why not check out James's recipe for summery strawberry gateau? It's a no cook dessert and it's ready in 20 minutes!