Thursday, June 27, 2019

Food Network's Upcoming New Series and New Programming

Discovery put out a press release this week detailing some of the upcoming new series that will premiere on Food Network this summer.  Some of the highlights are below:

Two new series featuring Bobby Flay
  • BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon, starting Thursday, August 1st and The Flay List, which he shares the spotlight with his daughter Sophie, starting Thursday, August 22nd.  Bobby will also return to compete against Anne Burrell on a new season of Worst Cooks in America on Sunday, August 4th.  
More cake/cupcake series:
  • World Cake Championship, premiering Monday, July 1st where five sugar artists compete for over $30,000 in cash. 
  • Cupcake Championship, starting Monday, July 1st at 10pm 
  • Holiday Baking Championship: Christmas in July on Monday, July 8th
  • Worst Bakers in America with Lorraine Pascal and Jason Smith on Monday, July 15th.
  • Kids Baking Championship on Monday, August 12th 

Other New Series:
  • Supermarket Stakeout hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli on Tuesday, August 13th
  • Family Restaurant Rivals, hosted by Valerie Bertinelli on Monday, August 19th, which sounds like it could be the same as Family Food Showdown.
  • Daytime show Delicious Miss Brown with Kardea Brown on Sunday, July 28th at 11:30am

Also, Restaurant: Impossible returns with new episodes on Saturday, July 20th and there will also be Restaurant: Impossible Revisited episodes where Robert Irvine returns to restaurants he renovated in the past.  Alton Brown's Good Eats will finally make its return to Food Network on Sunday, August 25th at 10pm.  There are still no signs of Food Network Star.

The full press release with details is below.  Are you looking forward to any of the new series?

Monday, June 24, 2019

Best Baker in America Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 3 finale of Best Baker in America, where the winner will receive a $25,000 prize.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are Eric Keppler, Jeffrey De Leon, and Joshua Livsey.  On tonight's episode they have to create a grown-up version of a brownie sundae and then a chocolate fireworks cake.  The episode description from Food Network states:
"The pressure mounts in the chocolate-themed finale as host Scott Conant challenges the three remaining bakers to create grown-up versions of a brownie sundae. Then the Master Challenge is to make a Happy Birthday USA chocolate fireworks cake to celebrate July 4th! The elaborately decorated cake for 100 people must feature fireworks-themed chocolate and sugar decorations, three types of chocolate and two types of macarons with salty snacks as the featured ingredient. Bakery owner Elizabeth Chambers joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to choose the winner of the title Best Baker in America."

Based on the discussion throughout the season, it seems that people think Joshua is going to win, but think all of the bakers are likable.  I will update this post after the episode airs with the season 3 winner of Best Baker in America and you can discuss the episode in the comments.

Continue reading to see the winner...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Great Food Truck Race Season 10 Preview and Spoilers

Photo - Food Network
Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 10 premiere of The Great Food Truck Race. This season is along the Atlantic coast and will have nine food truck teams who are competing to win a $50,000 grand prize.  This year there are stops in Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Daytona Beach, Tampa, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and a finale in Key West.

The food trucks competing are:
  • Baby Got Mac (Los Angeles)
  • Brunch Babes (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Frank N Slides (Boise, Idaho)
  • Madea Made (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
  • Make It Maple (Montpelier, Vermont)
  • NOLA Creations (Atlanta)
  • People’s Fry (Nashville)
  • Rolling Indulgence (Dayton, Ohio)
  • Sol Food Collective (Los Angeles)

More information about season 10 of The Great Food Truck Race and the teams competing can be found in the press release and on the Food Network site if you are interested.

When filming The Great Food Truck Race, the food trucks advertise their locations on social media (which are later removed) and local newspapers do stories on the race while it is filming. This makes it possible to determine the order of elimination down to the final two trucks. If you are interested in the final two trucks for this season, continue reading. Obviously it is a spoiler, but it just reveals the final two trucks and not the winner.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season finale of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.  The celebrities that competed on this season included: Jim J. Bullock, Morgan Fairchild, Tonya Harding, Jonathan Lipnicki, Taryn Manning, Alec Mapa, Kym Whitley and Jimmie Walker.  The final two competing on the finale are Tonya Harding representing Anne Burrell and Alec Mapa representing Tyler Florence with the winner receiving $25,000 for their charity.

The description for tonight's episode states: "In the final week of boot camp, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence want to remind their celebrity recruits just how far they've come. After watching a highlight reel of their not-so-finest moments, the final two celebrities are asked to recreate their baseline dishes using all the techniques they've learned over the past six weeks. For the final challenge, the two finalists must create a three-course meal for culinary experts Leah Cohen, Zac Posen and Melba Wilson, who decide which celebrity takes home $25,000 for the charity of their choice."

Judging by the comments on this site and on Facebook, a lot of people will be rooting for Alec Mapa.  It seems that people have a problem with Tonya Harding even being a contestant on the show, and now she is in the finale.

I will update this post with the winner of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition after the episode airs and you can discuss the season and episode in the comments.

To see who won Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition, continue reading..