The Hairy Bikers are David Myers and Simon King, two guys from Northern England with a passion for cooking and food. They began their TV careers working behind the scenes, Si as a first assistant director and locations manager for film and television and Dave as a BBC make-up artist specialising in prosthetics. It was on the set of a TV drama that they first met and became friends.

They first appeared in front of the camera for their pilot Hairy Bikers series, filmed in Portugal. No strangers to travel before they started working together, the lads embraced the opportunity to seek out new dishes from around the globe when their show took off. Since then, they’ve travelled to Namibia, India, Vietnam, Argentina and Mexico as well as sampling the cuisines of places nearer to home.

The Hairy Bikers’ Perfect Pies: The Ultimate Pie Bible from the Kings of Pies is packed full of British classics as well as some innovative pie recipes, in all, over 150 recipes,  compiled by  The Hairy Bikers.  Featuring an extraordinary range of pies – from the sweet and savoury, deep and small, and to the pies that are puddings. With top tips on pastry, fail safe methods, secrets and cheats, the guys  explain how to choose the right type of pastry and filling for any occasion. In addition there is a whole chapter on pickles, relishes, sauces and side orders to turn a pie into a complete meal.

Apart from the mouthwatering recipes, the book is also well illustrated throughout.  For anyone who enjoys baking both savoury and sweet, this book is a must, full of great ideas, especially with winter at hand.

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