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Hairy Bikers' Best of British

  • Season 2
  • 20 episodes
  • Food

Summary

The Bikers continue their culinary journey through time as they celebrate British food.

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Episode 15: Atlantic

Summary

Si King and Dave Myers explore the links between American and British culinary cultures. They make clam chowder and chocolate brownies, before visiting London's Savoy hotel to discuss the history of the cocktail and reveal how the farmers' market is one of the UK's favourite imports from the United States.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The most patriotic of British eaters might like to imagine otherwise, but our culinary history and development is closely bound up with America’s. The Hairies explore the special relationship between us and them, and the trends, habits and dishes we’ve adopted from the USA (and vice versa). They make Waldorf salad, clam chowder and chocolate brownies, and visit the Savoy to investigate the history of the cocktail.

We also discover how farmers’ markets, with produce sold by growers, originated in that least wholesome of cities, Los Angeles. And there’s a look at the development of the ready meal, which apparently started as a way of using a post-Thanksgiving excess of turkey.

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  • Episode 15

    Atlantic

    Summary

    Si King and Dave Myers explore the links between American and British culinary cultures. They make clam chowder and chocolate brownies, before visiting London's Savoy hotel to discuss the history of the cocktail and reveal how the farmers' market is one of the UK's favourite imports from the United States.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    The most patriotic of British eaters might like to imagine otherwise, but our culinary history and development is closely bound up with America’s. The Hairies explore the special relationship between us and them, and the trends, habits and dishes we’ve adopted from the USA (and vice versa). They make Waldorf salad, clam chowder and chocolate brownies, and visit the Savoy to investigate the history of the cocktail.

    We also discover how farmers’ markets, with produce sold by growers, originated in that least wholesome of cities, Los Angeles. And there’s a look at the development of the ready meal, which apparently started as a way of using a post-Thanksgiving excess of turkey.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterSi King
    PresenterDave Myers

    Crew

    rolename
    Series editorKaren Plumb
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