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OU on the BBC: The Hairy Bikers: Bakeation

Updated Thursday, 23rd August 2012

Loaves and language entwine as The Hairy Bikers embark on a tour of Europe, sampling the baked goods of many nations.

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The Hairy Bikers in Brussels Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC Dave Myers and Simon King make an epic 5000 mile journey across Europe, combining their two loves - baking and biking.

Their odyssey begins on the West coast of Norway and takes them through some of Europe’s most dramatic scenery as they cook and eat their way across 12 countries, ending in Spain.

En route, they bake local specialities such as classic rye bread, Belgian chocolate cheesecake and Riesling pork pies all with "a hairy twist".

They also seek out some of the best artisan bakers in Europe, both professionals and home-cooks, as well as catching up with family and friends scattered across the continent.

The Hairy Bikers Bakeation was first shown on BBC Two on Tuesday 13th March, 2012 and is being shown again on BBC One during the summer of 2014. For further broadcast information, and to watch online where available, visit
For recipes shown in the programme, visit the food site.

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