Monday, January 21, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Season 6

Food Network's Kids Baking Championship season 6 airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are once again the mentors and the winning baker will receive a $25,000 prize and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  The kid bakers (ages 9-13) competing on this season are:
  • Jenna Alnatur (Clifton, NJ; age 9)
  • Gavin Crawford (Pearland, TX; age 11)
  • Paige Goehner (Blaine, MN; age 11)
  • Misha Jones (Annapolis, MD; age 12)
  • Brooklyn Kyzar (Silverhill, AL; age 12)
  • Kasey Moeggenborg (Rockford, MI; age 13)
  • Jaxon Remillard (Mansfield, TX; age 11)
  • Meadow Roberts (Minneapolis, MN; age 10)
  • Nyah Rosado (New Rochelle, NY; age 11)
  • Davis Sams (Vancouver, BC; age 13)
  • Madison Totaro (Austin, TX: age 11)
  • Karthik Vemparala (Somerset, NJ; age 11)


The winner will be revealed on Monday, March 11th and I will do another post about the show before the season finale. Feel free to discuss this season in the comments section as several people have requested somewhere to comment on this season.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Worst Cooks in America Season 15

Food Network's Worst Cooks in America season 15 airs on Sunday nights at 9pm ET and this season is once again Anne Burrell vs. Tyler Florence. Worst Cooks in America continues to be one of Food Network's top rated shows so we will continue to see the ridiculous contestants appearing on the show.  This year the contestants that appear on the show include:
  • Brett Azar (Rahway, New Jersey)
  • Carmelle Bull (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Brittany Carel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Travele Judon (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Cody Medler (Los Angeles, California)
  • Chaz Oakley(Ninilchik, Alaska)
  • Sponjetta Parrish (Athens, Georgia)
  • Cameron Pennington (Grayson, Kentucky)
  • Alten Poblete(San Diego, California)
  • Kat Schuessler (Kent, Ohio)
  • Caitlin Stolzenthaler (Brick, New Jersey)
  • Mickey Wentz(Denver, Colorado)
  • Antoinette Wills (Washington, D.C.)
  • Allison Wolfe (Richmond, Texas) 
  • Terry Yu (Stockton, California)

The winner of Worst Cooks in America will receive $25,000 and I will do another post about the show before the season finale.  Feel free to discuss this season in the comments section as several people have requested somewhere to comment on this season.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Food Network's January 2019 Programming Highlights

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Happy New Year!  Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in January:


  • Guy’s Grocery Games: DDD Family Tournament starting Wednesday, January 2nd at 9pm. 
  • The season 15 premiere of Worst Cooks in America with Anne Burrell vs. Tyler Florence on Sunday, January 6th at 9pm. 
  • The season 6 premiere of Kids Baking Championship with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman on Monday, January 7th at 9pm. 
  • The new series Winner Cake All with host Giada De Laurentiis on Monday January 7th at 10pm. 
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Triple D Nation
  • New daytime episodes of Giada Entertains, Girl Meets Farm, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.


A press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:


Monday, December 17, 2018

Holiday Baking Championship Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 5 finale of Holiday Baking Championship where the winning baker will take home $25,000.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are: Douglas Phillips, Sarah Lucia Tafur, and Lerome Campbell.

The episode description for tonight's episode states, "Three bakers remain in the competition, and in the pre-heat, they have to create a beautiful edible holiday ornament display. For the final main heat, the bakers channel holiday gift shopping by creating a cake that is decorated like a gift on the outside and reveals a surprise inside when sliced. For one talented baker, the ultimate gift will be $25,000 and the title of Holiday Baking Champion!"

Holiday Baking Championship has been getting great ratings for Food Network and has been one of the highest rated shows on Food Network this year.  I will update this post with the season 5 winner of Holiday Baking Championship after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see the winner....

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Restaurant: Impossible Returning To Food Network With New Episodes

Robert Irvine revealed that Restaurant: Impossible is returning to Food Network with new episodes in 2019.  The show is currently casting and the show is expected to film in January-March of 2019 according to the application to get on the show.  With that timeline for filming, I would expect the new episodes to start airing on Food Network in mid-to-late 2019.

Food Network decided not to renew Restaurant: Impossible back in 2016 and Robert Irvine went on to star in his own talk show, which was canceled earlier this year.

Restaurant: Impossible usually had good ratings, so it isn't much of a shock that it is returning to Food Network with new episodes (note - reruns currently air on Wednesdays at 4am).  We will have to wait until the new episodes air to see if the format will be of the original Restaurant: Impossible, the ambush version or something different.

As always, I will do updates on the restaurants that appear on the show and they will be updated on the Restaurant: Impossible Updates Page.  Are you looking forward to the return of Restaurant: Impossible?


Robert Irvine's tweet about the show returning is below:


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holiday Baking Championship - Five Bakers Remain

I have received a few requests to do a post on Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship so people can discuss it in the comments, so here it is.

The five bakers remaining in season 5 of Holiday Baking Championship are: Douglas Phillips, Dan Raymond, Sarah Lucia Tafur, Lerome Campbell, and Chantal Thomas.  Three episodes remain and the winning baker will be crowned on Monday, December 17th.  The winner will receive a $25,000 prize and I will do another post for the finale where you can discuss the season and the winner.

Holiday Baking Championship has been getting really good ratings for a Monday night with about 1.6 million total viewers per episode.  This makes Holiday Baking Championship one of Food Network's top rated shows.

What do you think of the season so far and who are you rooting for to win?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Giada De Laurentiis To Host New Show 'Winner Cake All'

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Giada De Laurentiis will be the host of a new Food Network show called Winner Cake All which will premiere on Monday, January 7th at 10pm ET.  The series will be 13 episodes long, and each episode will have four bakers challenged to make a cake for a $10,000 prize.  There will be two challenges per episode, with the first being a decoration challenge and the second being a cake challenge.  The contestants will be challenged to make themed cakes similar to what was done on Cupcake Wars.

Giada recently hosted Ultimate Thanksgiving Showdown and has been a host/judge on Food Network Star for years.  People always seem to comment on Giada's outfits and her behavior no matter what show she is on, so it will be interesting to see how involved she is as the host on Winner Cake All.  The judges on the show will be a rotating panel with judges such as: Dan Langan, Kimberly Bailey, Damiano Carrara and Yolanda Gampp. (Link)


The press release about the show from Food Network is below:

"Culinary icon Giada De Laurentiis kicks off the New Year with the competition series Winner Cake All, premiering Monday, January 7th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Each episode features four of the best cake-baking tandems from around the country, as Giada challenges them to create epic cakes for their clientele's unforgettable celebrations, ranging from a cake honoring a member of the armed services coming home to a cake for the ultimate family party featuring America's favorite quintuplets, the Busbys, from TLC's OutDaughtered. Through 13 episodes the teams are put to the test over two rounds of baking, with a rotating panel of guest judges helping the clients determine which team captures their dream look and taste to prevail with the $10,000 grand prize!

"As a culinary superstar, restaurateur and Food Network host, there isn't anything that Giada cannot do," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Whether it is making a cake for a baby shower or bringing a celebrity client's vision to life, these bakers must navigate pressure-filled challenges, while wowing Giada and the judges for the right to walk away with $10,000."


Each episode features the baking teams competing in two rounds, including a Decoration Challenge where each team must create a unique cake topper based on the client's theme. The panel of judges then decide which team is the first to be eliminated. In the second round, the three remaining teams take part in the Cake Challenge, where Giada introduces the client's request for a sculpted cake for their celebration. Thematic episodes during the season include the creation of a game day party cake for former NFL player Rashad Jennings, Guy Fieri tasking the bakers with making a Guy's Grocery Games-themed cake, and Iron Chef Michael Symon challenging the bakers to make a cake for the opening of his new restaurant in Las Vegas. The STAKES are high but only one team will be victorious and celebrate with $10,000.

Visit FoodNetwork.com/WinnerCakeAll for exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and insider videos with Giada and the celebrity clients. On Food Network's Instagram we are challenging Giada and the judges to a series of "Beat the Heat" games. Find out who can crack the most eggs in 30 seconds and who can stack and frost a cake the fastest! Join in on the conversation using #WinnerCakeAll."

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season finale of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge where the winner will take home $25,000.   The final three chefs competing for the prize are Deborah Vantrece, Josh Hedquist, and Darnell Ferguson.

Tonight's episode description states: "In the finale, the remaining three chefs are pushed to the limits of their creativity. In the first round, one chef will be eliminated as the competitors are faced with crucial kitchen equipment being off-limits. Then, in the final head-to-head round, the last two chefs must make a full Thanksgiving meal in just three hours. Only one chef will walk away with the $25,000 prize."

I will update this post with the Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge winner after the episode airs and feel free to discuss this season in the comments.


Continue reading to see the winner....

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Premieres Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the series premiere of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge hosted by Giada De Laurentiis.  Five chefs will be competing for a $25,000 prize where they try to make innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts.  The show will be judged by Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni.  The show is only three episodes long and the winner will be revealed on November 18th.

Food Network Star winner Christian Petroni's finds himself on Food Network as a judge again.  There are still no updates on any other potential Food Network shows for Christian or Food Network Star co-winner Jess Tom.

More information about Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge and other upcoming Thanksgiving specials on Food Network is below:


Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Baking Championship Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season four finale of Halloween Baking Championship where the winning baker will take home $25,000.  The three remaining contestants competing for the prize are Lyndsy McDonald, Jamal Lake, and Michelle Honeman.

The episode description for tonight states, "Inspired by a mysterious "skull man," the bakers enter the graveyard to bring skull desserts to life in the pre-heat. For the main heat, the bakers must create a championship-worthy nightmare cake based on common nightmare themes like falling, being chased or being visited by the dead. The baker that can face their fears and come out on top will be named Halloween Baking Champion!"

I will update this post with the winner after the episode airs and feel free to discuss this season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won.....