Hairy Bikers look at ‘Meals on Wheels’ service

Hairy Meals On Wheels, is a chance to see a distinctive new side to the Bikers as they turn their unique approach to the social issue of provision of “meals on wheels“.

In the wake of the Blitz, war-torn Britain united to deliver hot meals to families whose homes had been destroyed.

Sixty years on, the children of that ‘baby boomers’ generation are reaching retirement during a time of recession.

Over the series we will see the Bikers get to grips with a community who – with the Bikers’ help – are determined to carry on providing daily home-delivered hot meals for their elderly population.

The series is a fast-paced look at history, heritage and cooking, using heart-warming recipes, fascinating local characters, and a delicious serving of social history.

Meals On Wheels (4 x 60 minutes) – BBC Two -Tuesday evenings starting 13 September 2011.

Hairy Biker ‘Meals on Wheels’ recipies

Episode 1


Two year deal

Hairy Meals On Wheels is only one part of a new two year deal signed with the BBC.

Bakeation is a series of 8 x 60 minutes episodes featuring the Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave, back on the road.

The Hairy Bikers: Bakeation is part travelogue, part cookery and part family food history.

The Hairy duo will meet a range of characters on the road, from amateur cooks to professional bakers, and will explore the secret family recipes that have been passed from generation to generation in the European countries they travel through.

In a  2,000 mile gastronomic road trip across Europe including  France,  Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic, the Hairy Bikers seek out the best baking on offer; from simple peasant breads to complex confections made by the finest patissiers.

They will also serve up the perfect accompaniments such as soups, charcuterie and cheeses.