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Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 14 – Preserving

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 14 – Preserving: The British weather and seasonal change have meant that through time we have had to find ingenious ways to store food for the hungry winter months. The bikers explore how some of our tastiest treats have evolved from a need to preserve.     Stunning food and fascinating stories told by […]

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 13 - Pub Grub

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 13 – Pub Grub

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 13 – Pub Grub: Stunning food and fascinating stories told by the nation’s favourite culinary duo.     There was a time when the British pub was pretty much a male-only establishment and food, at best, was a bowl of nuts and some pork scratchings. Today most British pubs depend on the income from

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 12 - Island Life

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 12 – Island Life

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 12 – Island Life: As an island, Britain is blessed with a plentiful and diverse supply of produce from the sea. The bikers celebrate our love of fish and shellfish and find out the history of Billingsgate Market.     Stunning food and fascinating stories told by the popular culinary duo. The bikers continue

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 11 - Foraging

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 11 – Foraging

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 11 – Foraging: The bikers continue their culinary journey through time as they celebrate British food.     Since early man, humans have survived by foraging food from the land, rivers and seas of Britain. Some of these natural indigenous ingredients can be the basis of spectacular dishes. The Hairy Bikers take to the

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 10 - Cookbooks

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 10 – Cookbooks

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 10 – Cookbooks: Cookery books are a huge business but they are more than just collections of recipes, they are social documents that reveal a great deal about who we are and what we eat. In this programme, the bikers cook dishes from their favourite cookbooks and also meet food historian Ivan Day, who

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 9 - A Taste of the Med

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 9 – A Taste of the Med

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 9 – A Taste of the Med: The flavours of the Mediterranean have had a huge influence over modern British cuisine. Brought over at first by the Romans and more recently by hordes of holidaymakers returning from the sun, the range of dishes and ingredients Britain has adopted from the Med are now commonplace

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 8 - Times of Plenty

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 8 – Times of Plenty

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 8 – Times of Plenty: Dave and Si continue their culinary journey through time as they celebrate British food.     Here, they indulge their foodie passion by creating truly mouthwatering dishes that are extravagant and made of the finest ingredients, proving that the British certainly know how to put on a show –

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 7 - Picnics

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 7 – Picnics

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 7 – Picnics: Here, they explore our national love of picnics and everything that goes in it. With their unique banter and camaraderie, the hairy duo create their ultimate al fresco lunch at Beaufort Polo Club; find out how our summer obsession evolved; celebrate picnic classics such as the cornish pasty and the scotch

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Hairy Bikers Best of British episode 6 War recipes

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 6 – War

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 6 – War: Here, they explore how the British have managed to create fantastic food even at times of war, when supplies are often scarce, and how some of Britain’s favourite dishes have evolved out of the innovation and spirit of the people who lived through rationing. Dave and Si continue their culinary journey

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Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 5 – Recession

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 5 – Recession: In this programme, they discover how necessity often forced British cooks to pull out all the stops in an effort to create tasty dishes. In fact some of our favourite meals have been born out of hard times. From tummy fillers like mince and dumplings to hearty scotch broths, when the

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British episode 4 - British Waterways

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 4 – British Waterways

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 4 – British Waterways: In this programme, they explore the amazing food available in our British waterways. With their unique banter and camaraderie, the hairy duo try their hand at fly-fishing for trout, create a sumptuous stuffed wild duck and find out about how the Gloucestershire tradition of eating baby eels has effectively died

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Hairy Bikers Best of British episode 3 Vegetarian

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 3 – Vegetarian

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British episode 3 – Vegetarian: Si and Dave continue their culinary journey through time as they celebrate British food. At one time, vegetarian food had a poor image.     The bikers explore the history behind the vegetarian society and how the movement has now become part of the mainstream. They also celebrate some of the

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