Author(s): Dave Myers & Si King
This is the definitive Pie Bible from the Kings of Pie, The Hairy Bikers. In their culinary homecoming, Si and Dave celebrate a dish close to their hearts. This beautifully illustrated cookbook brings together the Great British classic in 150 brand-new recipes. Featuring an extraordinary range of pies - from the sweet and savoury, deep and small, and to the pies that are puddings - The Hairy Bikers will inspire you to coo and share the mighty dish with the ones you love. With top tips on pastry, the failsafe methods, the secrets and the cheats, the boys will teach you how to choose the right type of pastry and filling for any occasion. Learn the rules of pastry making and how to add the right pickles, relishes and sauces to make your pie an unforgettable dish. And of course, how to make the most of those little left over bits and turn them into delicious cheese straws, jam tarts and turnovers. This is a heart-warming, delicious and nostalgic recipe book that can be enjoyed by families, friends and fans of the nation's favourite dish.
A call to arms to celebrate the Great British classic, the PIE.
They [Hairy Bikers] know their pies... This is a comprehensive book with notes on ingredients and techniques that are great for beginners. METRO There are more than 140 drool-inducing recipes bubbling out of this book like steaming filling escaping through a gap in the pastry. Not only are the recipes easy to follow and delicious they also enjoy a garnish of Si and Dave's humour and nostalgic musings for good measure. BBC COUNTRYFILE 20120101 There's nothing quite so comforting as a really well-made pie. From classic favourites to new combinations, the BBC's Hairy Bikers have got it covered. -- Sally Hughes BBC GOOD FOOD 20120101 This cheerful collection of recipes includes double crust, open tarts, raised pies and sweet pies. -- Vanessa Berridge DAILY EXPRESS 20111216 Even if you're not a cookery fan, the pair's enthusiasm for unpretentious, tasty, filling foodmakes for feel-good viewing, and that enthusiasm shines through the pages of Perfect Pies. CARAVAN CLUB MAGAZINE 20120101 The definitive Pie Bible from the Kings of Pie. WESTERN MORNING NEWS 20111119 This beautifully illustrated book brings together the British classic in 150 new recipes... the Hairy Bikers will inspire you to coo and share the mighty dish with the ones you love. Press & Journal (Highland & Islands) 20111128 This beautifully illustrated cookbook features an extraordinary range of pies, both sweet and savoury. LYTHAM ST ANNES EXPRESS 20121129
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 with Si, Dave's travelling companion and the other half of the hairy bikers. 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. Hairy Bikers Si and Dave are the nation's favourite food heroes. Stars of BBC2's MUMS KNOW BEST and FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN, they represent all that is good-hearted, down-to-earth and loved about food.