Season 01, Episode 07 San Antonio
James Martin begins the Texan leg of his American Adventure by visiting a place with more than a hint of Mexican spice. San Antonio was once a part of Mexico, and its influence is all around this great city. After learning how prohibition helped shape San Antonio, James uses traditional flavours and ingredients to cook his take on Mexican food in the historic market square before sampling traditional tamales and barbecoa at the hands of Johnny Hernandez, perhaps San Antonios most famous chef.
Season 01, Episode 06 Los Angeles
James Martin enters the City of Dreams in style while driving a vintage Porsche on his way to some of the standout foodie highlights of the series. After a visit to an incredible food market in Santa Monica, James heads to the beach to cook up a storm. He also meets a pensioner who happens to be a fitness coach, drops in on old friend and chef-to-the-stars Wolfgang Puck at his Beverly Hills restaurant CUT and the best steak in town, and finishes his visit with a bite of his favourite pizza.
Season 01, Episode 05 Sonoma Raceway
James Martin continues his American Adventure with a high-octane pit stop at the world-famous Sonoma Raceway. Nestled in amongst Sonomas vineyards, James finds out about preparations for an IndyCar season finale and gets driven around the track by Mario Andretti, one of the undoubted kings of American motorsport. James cooks trackside before visiting a new foodie Sonoma hotspot simply called Shed; after a wholesome lunch, James gets invited to Marios nearby vineyard for wine and a chinwag.
Season 01, Episode 04 Sonoma
A trip to California wouldnt be complete without a visit to the famous vineyards of Sonoma County; James Martin continues his American Adventure with a drive on his much-loved Harley Davidson to visit a unique winery and farm and a farm and restaurant run by a passionate husband and wife team where he is totally overwhelmed by the culinary offerings. Jamess adventure isnt just about food, however; he also visits a Tibetan artist undertaking a breathtaking five-year-long ceremonial painting.
Season 01, Episode 03 San Francisco
James Martins American Adventure takes the chef to the city of San Francisco. James arrives on a boat through the bay before cooking on the great historic warship the SS Jeremiah OBrien. James then takes a walk on foot through San Franciscos famous Chinatown and explores the many food stores offering unusual ingredients to the thousands of shoppers that visit every day. Those with a sweet tooth are also catered for in this episode with an exclusive look at the Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival.
Season 01, Episode 02 Santa Cruz
James Martins American Adventure continues with a cruise along Californias Pacific Coast. James rides his motorcycle through the coastal city of Santa Cruz and takes in the fertile nature of the local farmland along the way; he then shops at a local farmers market before cooking his own recipes on a family-run artichoke farm. James also tries his hand at surfing only to be upstaged by a surfing dog when he does (!) and uses the areas rich farming heritage as inspiration when back home.