The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

by Simon King, David Myers

ISBN-10: 0297859749
ISBN-13: 9780297859741
Region: British
Publication Date: September, 2009
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Publishers Information

About The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

Publisher Web Link: http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/

With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food, Si King and Dave Myers AKA the Hairy Bikers travel the length and breadth of Britain to discover our finest traditional foods. Touring the counties of Britain on their trusty hogs, Si and Dave celebrate local recipes and chefs from the villages and towns they explore. Creating delicious meals from local produce they inspire with their bubbling enthusiasm. Find out where the best sausages are made, why Ludlow has become the foody Mecca of the Shires and discover the century-old recipe for gingerbread with a hint of rum and port. Si and Dave are self-confessed life-long foodies. They celebrate each ingredient and create delicious dishes while providing some laughs along the way. THE HAIRY BIKERS' FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN puts the passion back into cooking and inspires readers to eat the best of British. (http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/)

Author Information

About Simon King

Author Web Link: http://www.hairybikers.com/

Hailing from North East England, Simon King is a big, blonde-bearded biker with an infectious laugh, and a charm and sense of humour that’s a skeleton key when it comes to getting into people’s hearts and homes.  This easy congeniality and warmth served him well for years in his work as a First Assistant Director and Locations Manager for film and television (including the HARRY POTTER series of films), but his passions lie elsewhere.

A love of food was encouraged early by his family and particularly Si’s father, who would bring back exotic ingredients from his voyages with the Royal Navy, and Simon’s enthusiasm is matched by his own children’s willingness to try new kinds of food. 

Si and Dave are not professional chefs so much as life-long foodies; they met through work on the set of a drama (appropriately enough on a Catherine Cookson adaptation) and they take every opportunity they can to pack their panniers and head off in search of authentic culinary and cultural experiences in all corners of the world.

For BBC2 they have made two series of THE HAIRY BIKERS’ COOKBOOK, a third series called THE HAIRY BIKERS RIDE AGAIN, a one-off special, THE HAIRY BIKERS COME HOME and the four-part series THE HAIRY BAKERS which won audiences of over four million viewers.  This was rounded off with a one hour HAIRY BAKERS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL drawing audiences of around 5 million. Meanwhile Si and Dave came a creditable second on THE WEAKEST LINK.

2009 has been busy for both, with a giant 30 part series for BBC2 called THE HAIRY BIKERS' FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN which will screen this Autumn.  The future looks equally busy with another Christmas special commissioned called THE HAIRY BIKERS TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and a major 6 x 1 hour prime time series for BBC2 entitled MUMS KNOW BEST.

THE HAIRY BIKERS have written two books to date, published by Michael Joseph/Penguin and available on Amazon, with two more books in the pipeline for publication in the near future.  Dave and Si are both Members of the Food Writers' Guild.

Si lives near Newcastle with his wife and three children.  (http://www.hairybikers.com/)

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About David Myers

Author Web Link: http://www.hairybikers.com/

Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers’ versatile skills have taken him to some unusual places. He worked as a furnaceman in a steelworks whilst a student, to finance a degree and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, where he studied egg tempera and the work of the Old Masters.

On graduating, Dave joined the BBC as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics.  He went on to work on numerous feature films and high-profile television series, notably LIVES AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL, PRIME SUSPECT and the BBC1 hit series SPOOKS.  His career has taken him from Hollywood to the African deserts.  He’s also travelled extensively away from work, picking up recipes and cultures almost as fast as he’s made friends all over the world, not the least of whom is Simon King, Dave’s boon travelling companion and the other half of the Hairy Biking duo.

For BBC2 they have made two series of THE HAIRY BIKERS’ COOKBOOK, a third series called THE HAIRY BIKERS RIDE AGAIN, a one-off special, THE HAIRY BIKERS COME HOME and the four-part series THE HAIRY BAKERS which won audiences of over four million viewers.  This was rounded off with a one hour HAIRY BAKERS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL drawing audiences of around 5 million. Meanwhile Dave shocked himself by winning CELEBRITY MASTERMIND, and he and Si came a creditable second on THE WEAKEST LINK.

2009 has been busy for both, with a giant 30 part series for BBC2 called THE HAIRY BIKERS\' FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN which will screen this Autumn.  The future looks equally busy with another Christmas special commissioned called THE HAIRY BIKERS TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and a major 6 x 1 hour prime time series for BBC2 entitled MUMS KNOW BEST.

THE HAIRY BIKERS have written two books to date, published by Michael Joseph/Penguin and available on Amazon, with two more books in the pipeline for publication in the near future.  Dave and Si are both Members of the Food Writers’ Guild.

Dave lives on Roa Island, in Morecambe Bay, and is a past Club Champion of the Boat Club there. (http://www.hairybikers.com/)

Cookbooks by David Myers


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