Monday, December 21, 2020

Holiday Baking Championship Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the two-hour season seven finale of Holiday Baking Championship where the winning baker will take home $25,000.  The four remaining contestants competing for the prize are Lorenzo Delgado, Julianna Jung, Eva Roberts and Megan Rountree.  

The episode description for tonight states, "Dressed as a Christmas tree, host Jesse Palmer kicks things off by asking the final four competitors to honor the holiday tree in the form of a beautifully decorated macaron tower. In the Christmas past, present and future main heat, the bakers must feature an assigned icing style in a stunning cake that evokes their assigned time period -- marzipan from the past, buttercream from the present or mirror glaze from the future. In the end, judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall will decide the one baker who will be crowned Holiday Baking Champion and walk away $25,000 richer!"

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 season 7 of Holiday Baking Championship......

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Food Network Related News and Links

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Here are some recent Food Network related news items:

  • Discovery+ is a streaming service launching in the United States in January that will feature all of Discovery's brands including Food Network.  There is a large library of shows and they will also have new, original content.  The new content listed for Food Network includes: Bobby and Giada in Italy, Cakealikes, Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time, Foodways with Carla Hall (working title), Luda Can't Cook, Mary McCartney Serves it Up, What's Eating Sebastian Maniscalo(working title), and Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Uncensored. (Link with show descriptions).
  • Guy Fieri is the executive producer of a documentary called Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line. It follows chefs Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni, and Marcus Samuelsson as they document the challenges their restaurants faced during 2020.  It will premiere on Food Network Sunday, December 27th at 9pm ET/PT. (Link)
  • Ree Drummond introduced her foster son to the world and he has been living with her family for a year and a half. (Link)
  • Buddy Valastro had his hand impaled during an accident at his home bowling alley.  He has undergone multiple surgeries and continues to recover with hopes of being able to bake the way he used to. (Link)
  • Carla Hall will be the mentor competing against Anne Burrell in the upcoming season of Worst Cooks in America scheduled to begin January 3rd at 9pm on Food Network. (Link)
  • Here are some recent Food Network books that have released in the past month: