From Norway to Southern Spain, the boys eat their way across ten countries, making friends and swapping recipes along the way. They discover the ultimate Black Forest Gateaux in Germany, the most incredible pastries in Southern France and cook cakes that will tickle the tastebuds of all home bakers. This is a welcome return of the Hairy Bakers.
Big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good food, Si and Dave have been cooking together for more than 20 years. They have created haute cuisine dishes with Michelin-starred chefs and travelled the world in the pursuit of great food. The cooks will be joined by friends and legendary rockers, Thunder, on what promises to be a special show.
We discovered that cardamom is a really popular spice in Norway, used in many cake and biscuit recipes. Some say the spice was first brought back to the country hundreds of years ago by Vikings who worked as mercenaries in what was then Constantinople now Istanbul. Whatever the truth, Norwegians are certainly keen on their cardamom.
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His love of food was established at a young age when his father bought exotic ingredients back from his Royal Navy voyages. Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers joined the BBC as a make-up artist, and while travelling the world with hit TV series he picked up recipes with Si, Dave's travelling companion and the other half of the hairy bikers. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Both Myers and King have a background in TV and film production. Myers is a professional make-up artist, specialising in prostheticswhile King served as locations manager on numerous productions including the Harry Potter films and Byker Grove. King was the second assistant director and Myers was head of prosthetics, hair and make-up on the production. Simon King is a supporter of Newcastle United.
The pair began their TV careers working behind the scenes, Si as a first assistant director and locations manager for film and television and Dave as a BBC make-up artist specialising in prosthetics. It was on the set of a TV drama that they first met and became friends. The cooks first appeared in front of the camera for their pilot Hairy Bikers series, filmed in Portugal.