Hairy Bikers' Best Of British

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 12 - Shelfish

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They Bikers make the most of Britain's outstanding shellfish - cooking up a hearty beef and oyster pie, and an exquisite crab and scallop mornay. They help throw a crayfish party on the banks of the Thames, and also explore the history of a British classic, now almost forgotten - the winkle.

Season 2, Episode 11 - Pork

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The Bikers celebrate the British love affair with pigs and pork - perhaps the animal which has given more to British food culture than any other. They prepare a traditional gala pie and a sumptuous rolled pork loin with apricots and ginger. They also explain the important role the family pig has played in our history and t...

Season 2, Episode 10 - Francophile

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The Bikers look across the Channel to see how their French neighbours have influenced the British style of cooking and eating over the centuries. They prepare a delicious roast chicken with forty cloves of garlic.

Season 2, Episode 9 - The 1970s

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The Bikers revisit the 1970s - a decade which is all too often unfairly stigmatised for its food. They show how a well-prepared chicken cordon bleu, and banoffee pie can be a gastronomic delight.

Season 2, Episode 8 - Beef

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The Bikers explore British world-class beef, and champion it in a beef and suet pudding, as well as an oxtail soup.

Season 2, Episode 7 - Potatoes

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The Bikers explore the history behind Britain's greatest staple food - the humble potato, from a warming Lancashire potato and butter pie, to a delicious chicken casserole with potato cobbler.

Season 2, Episode 5 - Islands

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The Bikers explore the facinating history of the British Isles. They make a delicious tempura dish from the queenie scallops caught off the Isle of Man, and a rich cranachan with Islay whisky, before travelling to the Isle of Wight to enjoy a Michelin-starred chef's taste of the island, and revealing the little-known Jerse...

Season 2, Episode 4 - Food And The Empire

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The Bikers explore the impact Britain's colonial past has had on the nation's food. They also explore the history behind gin and tonic, as well as Lee and Perrins, both of which arose from Britain's imperial history.

Season 2, Episode 3 - Markets

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The Bikers take a culinary journey through time and celebrate the history of British food. They celebrate the great British marketplace and all the delicious foods to be found within them. They travel to Britain's foodie heartland in Ludlow to peruse the market stalls at a food festival.

Season 2, Episode 2 - Fowl

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The Bikers take a culinary journey through time and celebrate the history of British food. They highlight that there is so much more to British fowl than roast chicken. They cook up a storm with a duck tikka and one pot partridge recipe before tasting a slice of history from a traditional Yorkshire Christmas pie packed wit...