It’s no secret that the Hairy Bikers hail from the North – just a quick listen to those thick accents will tell you all you need to know. And while they might not be from Yorkshire, the Northern duo has spent their last two series shouting from the rooftops just how special our region is, this time, heading to South Yorkshire in search of some Christmas inspiration.
Following the success of their recent show, The Hairy Bikers Go North, Dave and Si will be hunting out the very best festive food on their Christmas trip, starting in the North West and heading across the Pennines to find some seriously spectacular dishes.
Airing on 22nd December, the pair will head to Todmorden, Darlington, Bollington, Sheffield and, finally, Doncaster, tasting the likes of delicious mince pies and even Christmas turkey kebabs.
Meeting with some of the best local producers across the Pennines, viewers will be introduced to some Yorkshire delights, before getting to watch the pair cook up an absolute feast for their families to enjoy.
It’s currently not known which Yorkshire businesses will feature, however, fans can find out at 8pm on BBC2, 22nd December. One thing we have caught word of, however, is that they may well be popping into Doncaster’s God’s Own Rum distillery during the episode – which is certainly one to look out for.
Speaking of the new show, Si King said: “There is something lovely about taking the time to cook for your nearest and dearest at Christmas, but this time we were looking for surprising alternatives to the typical festive menu.
“This very special Christmas dinner is a celebration of our love of the best food produce in the north of England, and of our shared friendship.”
Dave Myers said: “My wedding, 10 years ago, was the last time both families got together so we thought the best way to celebrate such a special occasion was to cook a Christmas feast, but with a twist.
“Our families will not be expecting some of the food we’ve prepared such as the turkey doner kebab starter which hands down is one of the most exciting dishes we have cooked. It’s a game-changer for Christmas.
“We turned our backs on traditional turkey for the main course and took inspiration from northern Europe, where pork is the centre piece for millions of Christmas dinners, and we found an incredible pork supplier in the heart of the north – Lancashire.”
The synopsis for the upcoming special reads: “The Bikers find a local base to cook and host the party, and then ride the backbone of the north, the Pennines, from top to bottom, to meet, taste and be inspired by the best food artisans and producers around. They then create a Christmas dinner using the ingredients they have found, treating their families to the best northern Christmas ever.”
Watch The Hairy Bikers Go North For Christmas on BBC2, 8pm 22nd December.
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