In August 2012, Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight showed how the Hairy Bikers' radically changed lifestyles, but stayed true to their love of great food, as they embarked on a campaign to lose two-and-a-half stones 15. The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation saw them on a gastronomic road trip, looking at baking across , from , the , and , , , and , , and to. Archived from on 10 July 2009. King was taken to for treatment to bruising to his right leg and ribs. He has always loved grub, a passion that was nurtured from an early age by his father — he would bring back exotic ingredients from his voyages with the Royal Navy. The duo then take an awe-inspiring bike ride to see Mount Fuji, spend a night at a Buddhist temple and are entertained by one of Kyoto's geisha, complete with traditional drinking games.
The series saw them visit a different county each day and cook what they considered to be that county's signature dish. They meet a coconut-picking monkey, head out to sea during the monsoon for what turns out to be a rather nerve-wracking fishing expedition, and they cook their own jungle curry for a remote hill tribe. Next, the bikers head off into the heart of traditional Japan to find out about the historic roots of Japanese cuisine. In summer 2009 they filmed a 30-part daytime series for , , which aired weekdays starting on 24 August 2009. Unbeknown to many, Si and Dave — aka The Hairy Bikers — never had their sights set on culinary fame.
It follows them travelling around trying the local cuisine, meeting local people and cooking some native dishes themselves. The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure Genre , Country of origin United Kingdom Original language s English No. Directed by , the show was a fun mixture of cooking and chat with a little song and dance thrown in. The Hairy Bikers travel to the beaches of the south and the mountains of the north to discover how Thailand's multicultural history and its place at the heart of the spice trade has created a rich and varied cuisine. King came off his bike when a car pulled out in front of him, while he was riding through during rush hour.
Archived from on 23 November 2008. Both have a of on their right arm. The programme includes a cook off between two families and celebrity guests. Their first calorie-conscience title — The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight — even toppled the saucy 50 Shades of Grey from the top of the bestsellers charts when it was released in 2012, and held the number one spot for an impressive six weeks. Slightly negative comments were made by , saying 'Si and Dave's antics prove hard to stomach'.
The boys travelled to Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea, sampling and preparing every kind of food they could lay their hands on - from great home cooking to sensational street snacks. Si and Dave are truly passionate about these amazing recipes. Most shows feature the pair riding , including the , and. Archived from on 9 November 2012. Breakfast reveals a surprising legacy of British rule, and the bikers are sent on their way with a traditional Chinese good luck ceremony. The Hairy Bikers seek out the authentic flavours of the Mediterranean. The series celebrated British recipes and championed local produce.
King was the second assistant director and Myers was head of prosthetics, hair and make-up on the production. They bonded over their love of tasty bites and bikes, and indulged their mutual passions by riding and cooking together in their spare time. In August 2012, Myers appeared on Channel 4's in dictionary corner, and again in January 2013. What's more, many are nice and healthy too, so won't bust the diet!. In their most adventurous road trip yet, the Hairy Bikers tour the birthplaces of favourite Asian cuisines. Si and Dave are best friends in life, work and ink — both have a tattoo of Che Guevara on their right arm. The show featured the pair biking across Europe, America, and the Middle East in search of the best chicken and egg recipes.
No money from the licence fee was used to create this website. These dishes are their favourites; they are speedy, easy to make and packed with flavour. Myers took part in the of , partnering. In addition, one of the episodes featured the world-famous 'pie village' of , where the are based. In March 2012, commissioned The Hairy Bikers' Mississippi Adventure, the duo's first series for the channel.
The show also features elements of the format, including regular between the two stars, use of various unusual cooking locations and the use of motorbikes. In June 2011, the Bikers appeared in the second series of Mum Knows Best. Simon King is a supporter of. Archived from on 2 August 2009. Myers is a professional make-up artist, specialising in , while King served as locations manager on numerous productions including the and.