Winners of TV Personalities of the Year at Fortnum & Mason's Food & Drink Awards 2017. With their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and irresistible enthusiasm, the Hairy Bikers have become Britain's favourite food heroes. Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers' versatile skills have taken him to some unusual places. He worked in a steelworks as a student, to finance his studies in Fine Arts, and later joined the BBC as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics. Si King hails from North East England and is a big, blond bearded biker with an infectious laugh. He worked for many years as an Assistant Director and Locations Manager for film and television, including the Harry Potter films. Si and Dave met on the set of a TV drama in 1995 and have been cooking and riding together ever since. They have now written 18 cookbooks, including The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure, Chicken & Egg, Mums Know Best, Bakeation, Meat Feasts and 12 Days of Christmas. In 2012, the boys shed more than six stone between them on The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight. They have also created a range of low-fat sauces (available in Asda and Ocado), launched an online subscription-based weight-loss club, The Hairy Bikers' Diet Club, and published an acclaimed autobiography, Blood, Sweat & Tyres. www.hairybikers.com https://www.facebook.com/HairyBikers https://twitter.com/HairyBikers
The duo celebrate all things meaty... Packed with more than 150 recipes, this is sure to keep dedicated carnivores happy. * BBC GOOD FOOD *
The jacket of the Hairy Bikers' latest cookbook describes it as a 'meaty modern classic', and it is a riotous celebration of all things fleshy.
For dedicated believers in nose-to-tail eating, the chapter titled Lovely Offal offers a celebration of the more outlandish bits of animal anatomy - according to the Hairies, ox heart kebabs taste just like steak.
Their take on more conventional cuts is equally robust - roast haunch of venison with quince, pork cooked in milk, Italian-style, and a fabulously hefty-looking steak and kidney pudding, with the optional addition of smoked oysters.-- Jane Shilling * DAILY MAIL *