Publisher: Orion Publishing
It was with great joy to discover those lads have once again been busy making a great new TV series, The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain. The show sees Si and Dave travelling the length and breath of Great Britain, seeking the best local dishes to cook, while meeting some of the best chefs in the country. I don't know why, but each time those cheeky lads bring us a new book or TV series, it seem that they infuses their passion and joy for cooking deeper into the British physique.
Firstly, I should explain to those to whom the Hairy Bikers sound like hippies on mopeds, that these boys have travels the globe on their trusted big motorcycle, bringing us their own unique style of cooking. We loved them in Namibia, and as they travelled through Vietnam, to name a few, but this latest show has had them travel thousands and thousands of miles around their home country, Great Britain.
The book, which brings you the recipes from the episodes in the show. So, along with a short introduction to each of the 30 counties they visit, the boys present their take on the regional dishes. So we see recipes like Kentish Cobnut Cake representing Kent, Lincolnshire Plum Bread and Beef in Red Wine Herby Suet Pudding for Lincolnshire. Additional, Each region has been represented by a local chef, who presents their best regional take, so Colin McGurran presents Lincolnshire Haslet Beignet.
In summary, this is a great book in its own right, providing proof if it was needed that the Great Britain has some amazing dishes. Si and Dave have managed to capture the fun the series and impart it into the book. The whole thing is enjoyable.