Monday, June 1, 2020

Bakeaway Camp Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season one finale of Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart where the winning baker will take home the prize of a $25,000 dream kitchen.  The competition only had four episodes and the remaining bakers competing for the prize are Bryan Clark, Catherine Foley, and Nate Clingman.


The episode description for tonight's episode states:
"Camp Director Martha Stewart joins host Jesse Palmer to present the three remaining campers with their biggest baking challenge yet: four hours to make a wedding cake gone wild! To inspire and help the bakers on their last day at camp, Martha gives them all a lesson on how to make the best wedding cake outdoors. Cooking in the wilderness inspires not only wild cakes but wilder weather as the campers race to build their masterpieces in the midst of a torrential downpour. As Jesse adds extra challenges to truly test the bakers' skill and resolve, it's up to Martha and camp counselors Carla Hall and Dan Langan to decide which camper will walk away with a $25,000 dream kitchen and the title of Bakeaway Camp Champion."

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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Habanera and the Guero - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Houston, Texas to makeover Habanera and the Guero. Habanera and the Guero is being destroyed by the owners constant fighting and is on the verge of closing within a month. Robert Irvine will have to convince the owners Vanessa Lomeli and Ben Downing to concentrate on the restaurant in hopes of saving it.



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Habanera and the Guero 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):


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Loyd Have Mercy - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on the season 17 premiere of Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Titusville, Florida to makeover Loyd Have Mercy. Loyd Have Mercy is a homestyle restaurant owned by pastor Andrew Loyd who invested $200,000 into the restaurant and is now losing $4,000 a month.  He has lost hope of saving the restaurant and Robert Irvine needs to motivate him to turn things around.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Loyd Have Mercy 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):


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook Debuts With Low Ratings

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook debuted last night on Food Network at 10pm ET and brought it cable ratings of 681,000 total viewers which is well below many of the shows that air on Food Network at similar time slots.  A commenter who always posts the ratings for Food Network shows (thanks!) said this was the second worst rated Food Network premiere to air this year behind Vegas Chef Prizefight (Link). Shows that tend to stick around on Food Network usually get over 1 million total viewers per episode.

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook was promoted a lot on Food Network and they fast-tracked the series which is scheduled to air eight episodes according to the press release.  If ratings remain the same throughout the series, it should be interesting to see if they all air.

Some reviews online about the show were not too positive.  Fastcompany.com wrote an article about the show and its camerawork that was titled, "Let’s hope Amy Schumer’s quarantine cooking show is not the future of TV."

I know people wanted a blog post about Amy Schumer Learns To Cook to discuss it, so here it is.

UPDATE - Week 2 brought in 770,000 viewers, so almost an increase of 100,000 from episode 1.

*Ratings source - Showbuzzdaily

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Cast 2020

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition will be returning to Food Network on Sunday, May 10th at 9pm on Food Network. The season will be six-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: Wells Adams, Johnny Bananas, Dave Coulier, Bridget Everett, Robin Givens, Sonja Morgan and Brian Posehn.


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

  • Wells Adams - Contestant on The Bachelorette. Engaged to Modern Family's Sarah Hyland
  • Johnny Bananas - Real name Johnny Devenanzio, MTV's Real World  Competing on MTV's The Challenge
  • Dave Coulier - Actor of Full House (Joey Gladstone), Stand-up comedian, dated Alanis Morissette
  • Bridget Everett - Stand-up comedian, opening act for Amy Schumer (who now has a show on Food Network)
  • Robin Givens - Actress on Head of the Class, Formerly married to boxer Mike Tyson, posed for Playboy
  • Sonja Morgan - Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City
  • Brian Posehn - Actor/comedian, has appeared on many Comedy Central shows and had recurring role on CBS's Big Bang Theory


This year there are six episodes and seven celebrities participating, while last year there were seven episodes and eight celebrities. Feel free to discuss this season in the comments and I will do another post for the finale.



The press release from Discovery about the show is below:

Monday, May 4, 2020

Spring Baking Championship Winner - Season 6

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season 6 finale of Spring Baking Championship where the winner will take home a $25,000 prize.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are Sohrob Esmaili, Arin Hiebert, and Tati Vernot.

Tonight's episode description states:
"The pressure mounts in the Spring Baking Championship finale as the three remaining bakers celebrate graduation day by making an honor roll dessert and a diploma dessert with a dipping sauce. Then the competitors create prom-night cakes themed to the '50s, '60s or '80s. One baker wins the title of Spring Baking Champion and the $25,000 prize."

I will update this post with the season 6 winner of Spring Baking Championship after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see who won Spring Baking Championship season 6...

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Buddy Vs. Duff Winner Season 2

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season 2 finale of Buddy vs. Duff where a winner will be crowned. Up until this point, Buddy Valastro has a lead over Duff Goldman by a score of 189.5 to 183.5.  The final challenge is worth more points, so Duff will be able to make up the difference pretty easily if he has a better final cake. The final episode has a Star Wars theme and the episode description states:
"For their final challenge, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman create their biggest, most elaborate cakes yet to celebrate Star Wars Day. The judges reveal the winner of this year's competition during an event at Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge hosted by Billy Dee Williams."

Here is a 4-minute preview video of the episode that shows a lot of Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge.

Duff Goldman won season 1 of Buddy vs. Duff and season 2 has been a little less controversial.  I will update this post with the winner of Buddy vs. Duff season 2 after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see won season 2 of Buddy vs. Duff....

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Great Food Truck Race Winner Crowned Tonight

Photo - Food Network
Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season 12 finale of The Great Food Truck Race where the winning team will take home $50,000.  The two remaining teams competing for the prize are Lunch Ladies and Mystikka Masala.

The final episode heads back to Los Angeles where the competition started and the episode description states:
"In the season finale, the final two food truck teams return to the competition's starting point for an ultimate face-off in the City of Angels. Tyler Florence brings the trucks to an upscale winery, and they're forced to pull out all the stops, knowing that one team will have to close its doors forever and one will walk away with the grand prize of $50,000."

I will update this post with The Great Food Truck Race season 12 winner after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see who won season 12 of The Great Food Truck Race...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Anne Burrell Got Engaged In Quarantine

Photo - Instagram
Anne Burrell announced today that she is engaged to her boyfriend Stuart Claxton.  People had an article and Anne also posted the picture to the right on Instagram with the caption, "A tiny bit of good news in these crazy times.... We are engaged!!! @stuartclaxton I am a VERY #luckygirl !!!! #ilovewhatido #shelteringwithmyfamily"

The People article said that Anne (age 50) and Stuart (age 48) met in 2018 on the dating app Bumble.  The article also said that Stuart was planning the proposal before social distancing measures were put into place. Anne and Stuart traveled to Cazenovia, New York when these measures were put into place and have been quarantining with Anne's family for the past month and a half.  Stuart decided to pop the question during a date night dinner in Anne's mom's apartment.

You may recall that Anne Burrell was previously engaged to female chef Koren Grieveson in 2013, but they never married.

Congratulations to Anne and Stuart!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Vegas Chef Prizefight Winner Crowned Tonight

Photo - Food Network
Tonight at 10pm ET on Food Network is the season finale of Vegas Chef Prizefight where the winning chef will be named Head Chef at the brand-new $10 million restaurant at the Flamingo Las Vegas.  The three remaining chefs competing for the prize are Jeffrey Compton, Lamar Moore, and Jeff Kraus.


Tonight's episode description states:
"Three chefs remain, but one job interview will end after the first test, and only the final two will meet the Caesars Executives in the Caesars Board Room to make their case. In the last dinner service, the finalists create a tasting menu that showcases their dream restaurant concept. By the end, someone's life will change forever."

I will update this post with the winner of Vegas Chef Prizefight after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see who won Vegas Chef Prizefight....