Debbie Hulse was thrilled when offbeat television cooks The Hairy Bikers turned up to film in her Newcastle-under-Lyme cookshop Thyme to Cook this week.
“I was so excited that the Hairy Bikers came to my town!” she told HousewaresLive.net. “They were filming about Staffordshire, and their TV production crew telephoned me last Friday to ask me about the area. They then popped in and announced that the Hairy Bikers would love to visit me, especially as I have a tea room.”
She said the hirsute couple had a look around the shop and enjoyed a lunch of jacket potatoes and sandwiches in the tea room, where they also did their filming. “They wanted us to serve them Marmite on bread!” Hulse said.
As a memento of their visit, Hulse gave each of the Bikers a Kuhn Rikon Colori knife, and they also bought an apple corer.
She believes the programme will be televised sometime in August or September, and she is also hoping to get publicity for the visit in her local newspaper.