James Tanner

James makes up one half of the Tanner Brothers pair.

Brought up in Kent with his three brothers, on leaving school he studied hotel management and began a career as a professional chef.

James moved to New York to work under the Roux brothers at the Lake Placid Lodge. He worked his way up the ranks and on returning to England took a job under Martin Blunos at the two Michelin-starred restaurant Lettonie in Bath before a head-chef role at Right on the Green in Kent. When he was only 23 years old, James opened his own restaurant in Plymouth , Tanners, with his brother Chris.

A television career soon began for James and his brother. He became a regular on Ready Steady Cook, as well as making guest appearances on Saturday Kitchen and Good Food Channel's Great Food Live. Chris and James recently filmed their own series The Tanner Brothers.

Books
For Chocolate Lovers: From Truffles to Tiramisu, Jacqui Small LLP, 2006

James Tanner

James Tanner's Recipes



 
Aleppo-spiced Chicken
Aleppo-spiced Chicken on Market Kitchen

Furkeeh, a distinctive green wheat grain, accompanies James Tanner's spiced roast chicken, which comes from Aleppo located in northern Syria

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 50 min

Baked artichoke with goats cheese and puff pastry with wilted romaine salad
Baked artichoke with goats cheese and puff pastry with wilted romaine salad

Artichoke and goats' cheese prove to be a tasty combination in James Tanner's elegant vegetarian starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
25 min

Baked camembert in a box
Baked camembert in a box

A simply clever modern classic via the Tanner Brothers - an unctuous starter, lunch, or alternative cheese/dessert course

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Baked egg custard tart
Baked egg custard tart on Market Kitchen

James Tanner shows why the classic custard tart is still a firm favourite on the British menu

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
21 hrs

Baked vacherin with white wine
Baked vacherin with white wine

For a simple yet stunning supper, James Martin creates a glorious melting moment with this oven baked oooey-gooey Vacherin Mont D`Or

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Banana and Raisin Bran Muffins
Banana and Raisin Bran Muffins on Great Food Live

Start the day the healthy way with these fibre-filled flavoursome raisin and banana muffins from James Tanner

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Bitter Chocolate and Chilli Fondant, Coconut Ice Cream and Chilli Syrup
Bitter Chocolate and Chilli Fondant, Coconut Ice Cream and Chilli Syrup on Market Kitchen

A cheeky hint of chilli and a molten chocolate centre make James Tanner's fabulous fondant desserts unquestionably irresistible

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
50 min

Braised Beef in Red Wine with Parsley Dumplings
Braised Beef in Red Wine with Parsley Dumplings on Market Kitchen

Come home to James Tanner's hearty winter stew, studded with dumplings and chunky-cut vegetables

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 35 min

Braised belly of pork with apple and celeriac mash & red wine sauce
Braised belly of pork with apple and celeriac mash & red wine sauce on Market Kitchen

For a rich and splendid meal, try James Tanner's tender pork with smooth celeriac mash, caramelised apples and wine sauce

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
3 hrs 45 min

Bramley Apple Frangipani Tart
Bramley Apple Frangipani Tart

Serve this decadent tart for afternoon tea, a perfect combination of Bramley apples and sweet nutty frangipane from the Tanner Brothers

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



advanced

Total time
2 hrs 20 min