A new eight-part series sees Si and Dave travelling through Norway, the Low Countries, Germany, Eastern Europe , Austria, Italy and France to Spain, meeting a range of cooks from keen amateurs to professional bakers.
The Bikers have a knack for effective intercultural communication – something which is explored further on the OU's OpenLearn website. Here you can also explore culture and language across Europe through the theme of baking.
The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation starts at 8pm on Tuesday 13 March on BBC TWO. There may be regional variations, please check local press for details.