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Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook [Hardcover]

Hairy Bikers , Si King , Dave Myers
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Book Description

14 Jan 2010 Hairy Bikers

Si and Dave undertake a nationwide search for Britain's lost recipes - those forgotten gems or secret scribbles handed down through the generations - for a landmark TV series.

The Bikers send out a call-to-arms for mums, daughters and their grandmothers to unlock their private recipe archives and share with, and learn from, other mums of all races and backgrounds.

This is a heart-warming and down-to-earth recipe book that takes place against beautiful British backdrops throughout the summer. Here yummy mummies, Northern matriarchs, West Indian foster mums and ladies of the manor all come together with recipes to share, tips to swap and techniques to learn, in a book that contains 112 different recipes.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: W&N; Reissue edition (14 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297860267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297860266
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE HAIRY BIKERS: MUMS KNOW BEST is the BBC's biggest food event for years.

About the Author

Si King hails from north east England and is a big, blond, bearded biker with an infectious laugh. His love of food was established at a young age when his father bought exotic ingredients back from his Royal Navy voyages. Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers joined the BBC as a make-up artist, and while travelling the world with hit TV series he picked up recipes and Simon, Dave's travelling companion and the other half of the hairy bikers.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
A great book full of well known recipes, most of which I will eventually try. A bargain for 5. Unfortunately, the contents page is useless with just six section pages (e.g 'show-off food', birthday treats' etc). Decided I wouldnt use the book much if I had to browse through every page to find inspiration or to find a recipe a second time so spent ages creating a proper contents page. Read more ›
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197 of 211 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, mum does know best 14 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
I started watching this series on the TV last week and frantically searched the web for the recipes featured - but to no avail. As soon as I saw this book for pre-sale I ordered it immediately and eagerly awaited its arrival.

The book has recently been received and I am very impressed with its content; easy to follow recipes which are not full of strange ingredients you wouldn't find in an "ordinary" kitchen and best of all meals which can remind you of your childhood and are a pleasure to both cook and eat.

Not only that but other foods which different cultures eat and are a great addition to meals which you ordinarily cook. The pictures alone have me salivating and quoting Si "oooohh look at that, man".

I have bought a couple of previous books by The Hariy Bikers and I have not bothered making many of the recipes, however, this is not the case with this book, I know I will return to this time and time again for hearty, family friendly, delicious meals.

Edit made 25/01/10
Urgent note to anyone purchasing this book, once you start dishing out biscuits to friends and family, you will find that you are inundated with requests for more - this has proved to be costly but I am now a family favourite! Beware!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Food for All 8 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book was purchased after watching the series on TV, and it has not disappointed, in fact it has exceeded expectations.
The recipes are all good honest food, that are just as the title suggests "Mums Know Best" we have tried 3 already, which is unknown with all the previous cookbooks that my wife has accumulated over the years.
We would recommend this cookbook to anyone, absolutely FIRST CLASS
Try the Cottage Pie !
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HAIRY BIKERS BEST BOOK YET 5 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover
After watching the series on tv just had to buy this book. I have tried quite a few of the recipes and every one was a winner. The recipe for shortcrust pastry is well worth a try. It's really lovely
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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to basics cookery with fun 17 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
As one of the 'VIP mums' featured in the first programme (cheese pie,rumpy pumpy soup and chilli) I bought the book for my 3 children,partly as a reminder of a two great days with the boys but also that they would see my family recipes written down for the first time! I am delighted with the book,easy recipes,easy to follow. I hope it inspires many people to 'go back to basics'and put the 'F' back into cooking....FUN!!
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39 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hairy Biker book yet! 15 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
For me this is easily the best Hairies book yet. Full of family recipes, both from Britain and further afield. A great tie in book for a fabulous TV series.

The recipes are very do-able, and great for family cooking, although it'd be a shame not to share them with friends too!

A facinating sort of history of home cooking, from Mums in this country for Mums (go on then, Dads too) everywhere. I find is really interesting to see recipes and food that other people have as their traditional family food, and the recipes that carry on down through the generations.

Both Dave and Si have very good palates, both for the simple and the complex, this coupled with their inimitable style makes this one a winner.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Fab Cook Book 9 Mar 2010
By J. Wood
Format:Hardcover
I recently bought the hairy bikers mums know best cook book after watching the tv series and I have to say I am very impressed with the content. My boyfriend and I made vegetable pakoras on Saturday with the Ghurka Muttton curry and it was delicious I also made the berovian love sponge cake in the book too I did see somebody comment about how they forgot to put measurements in the cook book for this recipie but you justw eigh your eggs and however much your eggs weigh you weigh the same amount for butter sugar and flour so very simple recipie all in all a great book and hope they make another mums know best series
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