Hairy Bikers cook up a treat in Lichfield

The Hairy Bikers in Lichfield

The Hairy Bikers in Lichfield

The Hairy Bikers have been cooking up a treat in Lichfield.

The TV duo – real names Simon King and Dave Myers – were in the city’s Market Square as part of the filming for their new series.

The duo were cooking up Staffordshire oatcakes in front of a large crowd in the city.

As well as finding out just what to do with an oatcake, the history of the delicacy was also revealed.

The duo explained that oatcakes are actually a form of chapatti, which were made by the wives of soldiers returning from India.

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4 Comments

  1. paul

    3rd July, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    India??????????????? Dont think so. The Oatcake has been a staple in our diet since Roman times.

  2. Sammy J

    3rd July, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Paul, apologies if it’s incorrect – we were just going off what the Hairy Bikers had to say!

  3. paul

    4th July, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Its an urban myth about the India thing, Professor Pam Sambrooke, former curator of Shugborough Hall has a book coming out soon that traces the origin of the oatcake back hundreds of years.

  4. Carl Pender

    29th August, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Terrible mistake foolish hairy bikers! Oatcakes must be eaten with CHESHIRE Chayse, not some bland cheddar. ;0)