It is presented by The Hairy Bikers ; Dave Myers and Si King, both of whom are from northern England, as they travel around the world on their motorbikes tasting the local cuisine, and experimenting with making it themselves. They also talk about the culture and the history of the area that they are visiting, with a sense of humour and passion that has been praised by critics and fans. Episodes except the winter special bear the on-screen title Si and Dave do [location]with part 1 or part 2 appended where the hairy bakers cookbook 2008.
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featured interviews with MEPs and due to the Local Elections which took place shortly after the broadcast, could not be shown during the pre-election period. A hardback book was released to accompany the first two series.