The Hairy Bikers'
by Si King & Dave Myers
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in
hardback at £20 (eBook £10.99)
Who doesn't love a curry? Whether it's a take-away
korma at your kitchen table or a lamb biryani at your local Indian
restaurant, a curry is everyone's favourite Friday night supper. But
curry is so much more. A proper curry should be an exquisitely
fragrant dish, with delicate flavours that surprise and titillate
your taste buds, and the Hairy Bikers are here to show you how to
make the most delicious, authentic curries you've ever tasted in your
In this book, Si and Dave have put together loads of
brand-new recipes from around the world - from simple dishes for a
quick midweek taste treat to fantastic feasts for a weekend
celebration. Their recipes are the real deal, using great techniques
and secrets they've discovered on their travels in Asia as well as
years of cooking curries themselves. You'll find all the recipes and
tips you need to make some mouth-watering meals, including some
'light and easy' options.
This is the one-stop shop for the best curries, rice,
breads, pickles and chutneys you've ever tasted - fresh, full of
flavour and fantastic. These are curries for the 21st century.
Big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good
food, Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have been cooking
together for some twenty years. They have created haute cuisine
dishes with Michelin-starred chefs and have travelled the world in
the pursuit of great food. The stars of several hit television shows,
they are the UK's third most popular cookery book writers after Jamie
and Nigella. In their most recent TV series, THE HAIRY DIETERS: HOW
TO LOVE FOOD AND LOSE WEIGHT, the boys shed more than six stone
between them and the accompanying paperback book remains at the very
top of the charts.
Early in 2010 the Hairy Bikers performed their sell-out
Big Night Out show in theatres across the UK. Directed by Bob
Mortimer, it was a light-hearted mix of cooking and chat with some
song and dance thrown in. It explores their youth, how they met and
their shared love of food and travel. Back by popular demand, they
have just started another ambitious nationwide theatre tour called
Larger Than Live which continues until spring 2013.
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 a certain Simon King, Dave's boon
travelling companion and the other half of the Hairy Biking duo. Dave
lives with his wife and step-children in Barrow-in-Furness and is a
past Club Champion of the Boat Club on Roa Island in Morecambe Bay.
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. Si lives near Newcastle with his
wife and three children.
THE HAIRY BIKERS have had seven bestselling titles
published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Dave and Si are both Members
of the Food Writers' Guild.
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