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The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation

  • Season 1
  • 8 episodes
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Si and Dave take an epic 5000 mile gastronomic road trip across Europe, meeting extraordinary artisan bakers and tasting the best baking on offer across the Continent

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Episode 7: France

Summary

The penultimate leg of Si King and Dave Myers' European baking tour takes them to France. Travelling from Lyon to Carcassonne, they learn the secrets of teeth-pulling nougat, go truffle hunting and meet up with Dave's old flatmate, whom he has not seen for 30 years. Culinary delights en route include tarte aux pralines, a savoury-stuffed brioche, apricot tarte Tatin and, of course, the traditional French baguette.
Recommended

Review

Baguette (“It’s not just white bread in a stick!”), tarte tatin, praline tart and sausage-stuffed brioche are among the mysteries unravelled by Si and Dave as they travel from Lyon to Carcassonne. Beyond the capers (the midriff-skimming gladiators’ outfits are particularly painful to witness) there are some fascinating glimpses of the pair’s lives before food telly. There are snapshots of a 22-year-old Dave, looking youthful and sweet before the beard had set in in earnest. And watching nougat being sawn into planks in an artisan workshop, the present-day Dave is transported back to the steelworks.

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PresenterSi King
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DirectorFrancois Gandolfi
Executive producerGill Tierney
Series producerOliver Clark

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  • Episode 7

    France

    Summary

    The penultimate leg of Si King and Dave Myers' European baking tour takes them to France. Travelling from Lyon to Carcassonne, they learn the secrets of teeth-pulling nougat, go truffle hunting and meet up with Dave's old flatmate, whom he has not seen for 30 years. Culinary delights en route include tarte aux pralines, a savoury-stuffed brioche, apricot tarte Tatin and, of course, the traditional French baguette.
    Recommended

    Review

    Baguette (“It’s not just white bread in a stick!”), tarte tatin, praline tart and sausage-stuffed brioche are among the mysteries unravelled by Si and Dave as they travel from Lyon to Carcassonne. Beyond the capers (the midriff-skimming gladiators’ outfits are particularly painful to witness) there are some fascinating glimpses of the pair’s lives before food telly. There are snapshots of a 22-year-old Dave, looking youthful and sweet before the beard had set in in earnest. And watching nougat being sawn into planks in an artisan workshop, the present-day Dave is transported back to the steelworks.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterSi King
    PresenterDave Myers

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorFrancois Gandolfi
    Executive producerGill Tierney
    Series producerOliver Clark
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