This just arrived via the postman this morning….
Following two series warmly received by critics and viewers alike, Dave Myers and Si King – aka The Hairy Bikers – return this spring for a third series, gunning their long-suffering steeds across four continents in search of top food, great places and a damn good time in The Hairy Bikers Ride Again on BBC Two.
Currently starring every Saturday morning on the BBC One favourite Saturday Kitchen, the boys will be crossing Southern India and enjoying the finest vegetarian food on the planet, sampling the glories of Belgium (liquid and otherwise) and the rarefied gastronomy of Alsace, storming through Argentina fuelled by the best beef and the newest great wines, and eating their way through Morocco, from Marrakesh to the Sahara.
Along the way they’ll be searching for the perfect chip, wondering why they speak Welsh in Patagonia, trying Moroccan skiing, donning Magritte’s bowler hat (and apple), and discovering why the Royal Enfield Bullet is still India’s best-loved motorbike.
Trappist beers, massive dhosas, couscous from Ostend to Ouarzazate, home-made empanadas, gin and chocolate, coconut and tamarind, saffron and harissa … all this and dozens of other unlikely combinations as unlikely as the boys themselves.
Dave says: “Four journeys and four big adventures; we have laughed and cooked and eaten our way around the planet. Now it’s time to come home and share our memories and some bangin’ food too – the best yet.”
Si adds: “We are two best mates and bikers who have travelled the world celebrating and rejoicing in the people, places and food we have encountered.
“We’ve brought back some great food discoveries and a good crack to share. It’s as simple as that.”
The Hairy Bikers Ride Again is produced by John Stroud (Harry Enfield & Chums) and Vikram Jayanti (When We Were Kings).
Recipes include :
Cardamom chicken; spiced pears in honey; aloo gobi; banana, cardamom and vanilla lassi; lamb chop pakoras; chicken in chorizo and brandy sauce; dulche de leche cheesecake; steak frites; mussels; pork chops with cider and apples; Belgian chocolate mousse; chicken tagine with lemons and olives; prawns with paprika and honey; chilli con carne; pomegranate and chickpea salad.