I always enjoy watching cooking programmes, even more so if the cooking is combined with a story or issue. Last year I watched Meal on Wheels which was presented by Si King and Dave Myer, who are more commonly known as The Hairy Bikers.
The show investigated meals on wheels services for elderly people and saw The Hairy Bikers set up their own kitchen where new and improved dishes were created. It was a real success and great programme that incorporated food with a topical issue that affects thousands of old people across the country.
Now The Hairy Bikers have a new cooking show, Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight, which sees Si and Dave tackle some of their own issues. In the series the two cook reflect on their food habits and how such has impacted their weight.
In brief the show explores if it’s possible for two food loving cooks to lose weight (they both aim to lose 2 and half stone in three months) whilst still enjoying delicious dishes. The first episode of the series was aired last week and I admittedly missed it. However the second episode is on BBC Two this evening at 8pm which I’ll definitely be watching.
I’m really keen to see the recipes that Si and Dave come up with as I have a number of their cookery books and although their recipes do provide the most delicious results- especially The Hairy Bikers pie, the majority of dishes include rich ingredients like cream, butter and olive oils, which Si and Dave hope to substitute throughout this series.
It should be a really interesting watch and let’s face it, if Si and Dave who are constantly surrounded by delicious food can lose weight anyone can! If like me you missed episode one catch up on BBC iPlayer.by