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Hairy Bikers get Cockled!

The Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers and Si King, indulged their taste for wholesome good food cockle picking on Laugharne beach last weekend (9 May 2009) as they filmed some scenes for their next series on BBC.

Parson Pickles played host to the BBC’s Hairy Bikers at Laugharne in Carmarthenshire as the two motorbike riding food enthusiasts got down and dirty to pick some of award winning cockles and learned all about Laverbread.

Colin Macdonald spent most of the afternoon with Dave and Si as they collected the cockles themselves with the help of a cockle gatherer.  They were then shown how raw seaweed is used to create Laverbread.

Colin commented:  “Laugharne is where the business started and it was great to get back to the beach and explain to Si and Dave all about the history of Parsons Pickles.  It was also great fun and a tremendous chance to discuss the sustainability of the cockle industry as well as educate them about what a fantastic and healthy food Laverbread actually is.”

The next Hairy Biker series is scheduled for September and will feature the boys enjoying Welsh cockles, Laverbread and their mobile kitchen cook-ups in Carmarthen and Chepstow.  Find out more at

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