Saturday, April 20, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Rosie's Cafe Update

Photo - Twitter
Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network, Restaurant Impossible returns after being off the air for about three years.  This is the first of four new episodes that will air on Food Network on Saturday nights.  This episode has Robert and his crew visiting Rosie's Cafe in Escondido, California.  Kaitlyn Rose owns the restaurant and it is described as ugly and disorganized.  She has the passion to run the restaurant, but lacks the experience needed to make it successful.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Rosie's Cafe to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Buddy vs. Duff Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 1 finale of Buddy vs. Duff where Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman will battle it out for bragging rights.  Going into the finale tonight, Buddy and Duff are tied with a cumulative score of 212 to 212 and tonight's episode description states:
"For the finale, pastry chefs Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman head to the Food Network Kitchen to create their most heartfelt and monumental creations yet -- chocolate desserts to conceal engagement rings for two surprise proposals. For the final cake-off, Buddy and Duff create jaw-dropping science- and space-themed cakes for Philadelphia's prestigious Franklin Institute. Street Science host Kevin Delaney presides over the wild festivities as Buddy and Duff lay it all on the line with their showstopping masterpieces."

This season has caused quite a bit of controversy with the way the editing has been done for the show.  Many people have been complaining about the way Buddy Valastro acts on the show and are actively rooting against him in the finale.

Before the season aired, Buddy Valastro told Delish.com that he and Duff became good friends during the filming of the show.  Buddy and Duff are also very vocal on their Twitter pages (Buddy's Twitter, Duff's Twitter) in responding to fans of the show.

If you are wondering if there will be another season of Buddy vs. Duff, it does not look likely despite the show getting good ratings.  Both Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman seem annoyed at how the editing of the show turned out.  When fans asked if there would be another season, Duff responded, "I definitely do not want to do another one. This kinda nonsense is not my bag."  Buddy also chimed in with, "Exactly this. One more week." When another fan had suggestions about season 2 of the show, Duff said, "There won’t be another season." and Buddy said, "That’s a hard NO on another season."


I will update this post after the episode airs with final score and the winner of Buddy vs. Duff.

Continue Reading to see the winner:

Monday, April 8, 2019

Spring Baking Championship Season 5 Discussion

Spring Baking Championship season 5 with Clinton Kelly as host airs on Food Network Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  The contestants that are competing on this season are: Cory Barrett, Jessica Colvin, Kevin Dillmon, Marqessa Gesualdi, Jordan Kanouse, Tracey Marionneaux, Riccardo Menicucci, Saber Rejbi, Karina Rivera, Kendra Stephens.


We are pretty much at the halfway point in the season and so far the contestants that have been eliminated are: Kendra Stephens (episode 1), Jessica Colvin (episode 2), Kevin Dillmon (episode 3), and Jordan Kanouse (episode 4).


I know people wanted me to get a post up so you could discuss the season, so here it is.  The finale of Spring Baking Championship season 5 will air on Monday, May 6th with the winner getting $25,000.  I will do another post about Spring Baking Championship when the finale airs.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Buddy Vs. Duff Season 1 Discussion

Buddy vs. Duff on Food Network premiered two weeks ago on Food Network and there has been a lot of interest in the show.  After two weeks, Buddy Valastro is currently beating Duff Goldman by a score of 89-87.  As this is "reality" TV, I would expect a close score heading into the finale, which will air on April 14th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.

Part of the reason why a lot of people are talking about the show is because of Buddy Valastro's antics/attitude on the show.  He threw a tantrum and walked off set week 1 when he lost a challenge that he thought he should have won.  He also talks a lot of trash and comes across as cocky on the show.  Due to this, it seems like everybody is rooting for Duff Goldman to come back and win the show.

What are your thoughts on Buddy vs. Duff?  Do you think it is the editing that is making people dislike Buddy and root for Duff?  Either way, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman will have new shows that will premiere on Food Network shortly after the season finale.  Buddy's show is called Bake You Rich while Duff's show is called Duff Takes the Cake.

UPDATE - After episode 3, the score is now Buddy - 130, Duff - 131.

UPDATE - After episode 4, the score is now Buddy - 170, Duff - 176.

UPDATE - After episode 5, the score is now tied Buddy - 212, Duff - 212. You had to figure the score would be closer headed into the finale because this is "reality" TV.  I will have another post up for the season finale next week before it airs.

UPDATE - See who won the season and discuss the final episode in the new post about Buddy vs. Duff.

Friday, March 22, 2019

New Duff Goldman Show Duff Takes The Cake Premieres April 15th

Duff Goldman will have a new show called Duff Takes the Cake starting April 15th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.  On the show, Duff and his team will be creating cakes for deserving people such as good-hearted people serving their communities.

Duff Takes the Cake will be a half-hour show and there will be five episodes. The premiere will happen the night after the finale of Buddy vs. Duff.  Buddy Valastro is also getting a new show called Bake You Rich.

The press release about Duff Takes The Cake from Discovery is below:

New Buddy Valastro Show 'Bake You Rich' Premieres April 14th

Buddy Valastro will have a new show on Food Network called Bake You Rich, which premieres April 14th at 10pm ET/PT.  On each episode, four bakers will compete in challenges and the winning baker will get to sell their item on Buddy Valastro's website (Carlo's Bakery) starting immediately after the show.

The challenges on the show are described as, "bakers battle it out by whipping up their signature desserts that also impress aesthetically. Three bakers move on to the next round, where they present an innovative item they think will hit it big time in the bakery. Finally, in the last round, the remaining two must mass produce their item using professional machinery at Carlo’s Bakery."

Bake You Rich is only four episodes long, but it seems like a pretty good deal for Buddy Valastro.  I'm sure he's getting paid to be on the show and the show will be directing people to his website to buy items from the show.  Buddy is currently competing against Duff Goldman on Buddy vs. Duff, and the first episode of Bake You Rich will premiere right after the Buddy vs. Duff finale.


The press release about Bake You Rich from Discovery is below

Monday, March 11, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Winner - Season 6

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 6 finale of Kids Baking Championship where the winner will receive $25,000 and a spot in Food Network Magazine.  The final three bakers are Davis Sams (age 13), Paige Goehner (age 11) and Meadow Roberts (age 10).

The episode description for tonight's episode states:

"Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are hosting the ultimate bake sale for the finale. They challenge the remaining three young bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee, rice cereal treats or chocolate-covered pretzels, but the cakes also have to illustrate a common bake sale theme like Drama Club, Dance Club or Chess Club. Only one baker will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion."

I will update this post with the winner of Kids Baking Championship once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Cast 2019

Photo - Food Network Instagram
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition will be returning to Food Network on Sunday, April 21st at 9pm on Food Network. The season will be seven-episodes long and Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence will once again be mentoring the celebrities on their challenges. The celebrities competing for a chance to win $25,000 for charity are: Jim J. Bullock, Morgan Fairchild, Tonya Harding, Jonathan Lipnicki, Taryn Manning, Alec Mapa, Kym Whitley and Jimmie Walker.

If you don't recognize the names of the celebrities, here is what they are most known for:

  • Jim J. Bullock - actor from Too Close for Comfort (80s)
  • Morgan Fairchild - actress who was popular in the late 70's/early 80's for various "glamorous" roles
  • Tonya Harding - Olympic figure skater who is most known for orchestrating an attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jonathan Lipnicki - Actor from Jerry Maguire
  • Taryn Manning - Actress and singer - 8 Mile and Hustle & Flow
  • Alec Mapa -  Actor from Half & Half, Ugly Betty
  • Kym Whitley - Actress from Young & Hungry, The Parkers
  • Jimmie Walker - Actor from Good Times

This year there are seven episodes and eight celebrities participating, while last year there were six episodes and seven celebrities.

The press release from Discovery about the show is below:


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Worst Cooks in America Winner - Season 15

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 15 finale of Worst Cooks in America where the winner will take home a $25,000 prize. The final two contestants are Allison Wolfe representing Anne Burrell's team and Brittany Carel representing Tyler Florence's team.

The episode description states, "The final two recruits begin with one last Skill Drill before Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence give them the opportunity to pick any dish they'd like to learn in a private lesson. The recruits then learn a three-course, restaurant-quality meal before the Main Dish Challenge where all their newly learned culinary skills are put to the test. Judges Debi Mazar, Michael Psilakis and Jessica Tom take the recruits' dishes into a blind taste test to determine who will win the $25,000 grand prize."


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


Friday, February 22, 2019

Giada De Laurentiis Has "Nip Slip" in Miami

Giada De Laurentiis is currently in Miami, Florida for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) which raises money for Florida International University.  She was in the news quite a bit today for having a "wardrobe malfunction" or "nip slip" while on the beach in Miami.

Giada went to the beach with her daughter Jade in a revealing one-piece swimsuit.  As many people know, revealing outfits and the ocean do not mix and Giada ended up exposing herself, which the paparazzi caught in several pictures.  Giada had full make-up on and there were plenty of pictures, so who knows if this was a planned photo shoot.

If you are interested in seeing Giada in her bathing suit in the work safe version, here is a link.  For the not safe for work version you can visit here.  I am sure you can Google for other pictures as well.


This shouldn't come to a surprise to any visitors of this site as it seems that people always complain about Giada's revealing outfits.