BEST FOOD The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation (BBC Two Wales, Tuesday
8pm) * WHAT a glorious series this has been. Over the past seven weeks,
we've seen Si King and Dave Myers traipsing all over Europe,
meeting extraordinary bakers, sampling their goodies and performing no
end of mouthwatering cooking sketches. By now, of course, the gimmick of
hirsute Geordie mates trekking from one unusual location to another and
rustling up a calorific dish could have outstayed its welcome. However,
thanks to some top banter between the dynamic duo and often stunning
travelogue elements, the show is always good to the last few seconds.
For the final part of their journey, they sample the wonders of Spain,
especially the northern part of the country. Messrs King and Myers
reveal the wonders of St Sebastian, whose delicacies include goose
barnacles and pinchos (aka large tapas), and visit a Basque dining club.
Also on the menu this week is Spanish bread pan rustico, a Basque
chicken pie and a seafood empanada, filled with locally caught fish.
Their epic 5,000-mile culinary tour concludes in Santiago de Compostela,
where the dynamic duo enjoy a spectacular firework display to celebrate
the 800th anniversary of St James.