Paul Patranella is a four-star, classically trained French chef who loves motorcycles. Bill Allen, a renowned motorcycle mechanic, is passionate about food. These two longtime friends know that food is the ticket to the American experience and that motorcycles are a traveling foodie’s best friend.
In "Hairy Bikers", Paul and Bill embark on a fun-filled but informative road trip along back roads to immerse themselves in local American history and longstanding traditions. But they don’t just cook and eat with the locals: They do everything it takes to put the meal on the table. This means spearing bullfrogs, trawling for shrimp, capturing gators, cleaning road kill, harvesting wheat for beer and tracking down wild boars.
In the series, Bill and Paul explore the different old-school eating habits of various regions, from the southern Louisiana coast to South Carolina’s Low Country, from the Great Smoky Mountains to central Oklahoma and beyond. They drink in folklore and customs as they hunt, gather, cook and eat side-by-side with a colorful assortment of local characters.
Back on the open road, the boys camp, fix up motorcycles, stop at roadside attractions and swing by local biker events. It’s all part of the "Hairy Bikers" mission to experience firsthand why eating and biking are two of America’s favorite pastimes. (Source: The History Channel)
The bikers are in Maine where seafood is a way of life. They hop aboard the boat of a lifelong lobsterman who literally shows them the ropes as they put in a day's work hauling in the tasty crustaceans. Back on land, the boys go digging for clams in muddy flats and throw down a traditional beachfront seafood bake with a local chef.