Browsing the Lakeland website, as I am wont to do, I came across a new range from the Hairy Bikers. Now I have to admit to a bit of a soft spot for Si and Dave, and we loved having them here in the village when they were filming at the Red Lion. It was a long day and they still made time for a quick word with MGG, an autograph for her and a signed cookbook for a village raffle.
I don’t know if I’ve missed this launching some time ago, but it’s certainly new to me. Not exclusive to Lakeland, they have about 10 lines, and there are quite a lot more lines on Amazon. As you’d expect, the products cover every kind of cuisine, from some great looking proper pie dishes, through a good, solid-looking tagine and a Spanish-style Cazuelas. Of course, these are the sorts of things you don’t need many of, and you’d hope not to have to buy too many times, so you may as well have good looking ones!
If you were just looking for a small gift for the man about the kitchen, then there’s the Spanner Bottle Opener or the Bandana for keeping luscious locks like Si’s in check. I’ve written before about my love of tea towels, and this is another good one to add to your list of possibilities. There’s a good looking apron on Amazon as well.
Celebrity chef ranges are nothing new, and some are better than others. I like the look of this, they feel authentic to how Si and Dave cook, although I have no idea how much involvement they had in its creation. Still, if it was just a badging exercise then at least their names have gone onto pretty decent looking products. Worth a look, I would imagine that there will be a few foodies getting these as a gifts over the months ahead. Not to mention there’s their Christmas book to be thinking about!