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The Great British Bake Off: The COVID Content We Need Right About Now

The Great British Bake Off: The COVID Content We Need Right About Now

That said, I also love relaxing reality programs that are very rooted in the real world, like The Great British Bake Off (or The Great British Baking Show if you're watching on Netflix) Watching everyone trapped in little video chat boxes has just gotten a little depressing for me, so I'm super glad that they[...]

Sohla Out: How Bon Appetit Shakeups Changed Cooking Shows Forever

Sohla Out: How Bon Appetit Shakeups Changed Cooking Shows Forever

When Binging With Babish's new episode premiered, it included two items of seismic importance. First, host Andrew Rea appeared with chef and writer Sohla El-Waylly from Bon Appetit. Second, both chefs mutually decided to remove their masks. Without context, these seem less momentous. But in many ways, they are the harbingers of major changes. First, […]

Nailed It: Emmy Nominee Nicole Byer Pretty Much Confirms Season 5

Nailed It!: Emmy Nominee Nicole Byer Pretty Much Confirms Season 5

Aside from having the high honor of being our favorite reality competition host (sorry, Alton Brown), this year Nailed It! host and comedian Nicole Byer became the first Black woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. Speaking with Variety and iHeart via their The Big […]

Worst Cooks in America Season 20 Final Four Proves Intimate Affair

Worst Cooks in America Season 20 "Final Four" Proves Intimate Affair

This week, Food Network's Worst Cooks in America had the final four compete for a chance to make it into the finale. With their final main dish challenge, some set themselves on fire while others cruised through the competition. Alex Guarnaschelli continues to try to nurture the Blue Team while Anne Burrell gives out lashes. […]

Worst Cooks in America S20 Brought Back Our Bob Barker Feels: Review

Worst Cooks in America S20 Brought Back Our Bob Barker Feels: Review

This week's episode of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America made me nostalgic for Bob Barker, The Price is Right, and his very long, thin mic. Alex Guarnaschelli and Anne Burrell dressed up in shiny game show gear and had the recruits enjoy a fun game of "The Bite is Right." High-quality food was paired […]

Our Worst Cooks in America Teams Were Crushing Donut Holes: Review

Our Worst Cooks in America Teams Were Crushing Donut Holes: Review

This week on one of the raunchiest episodes of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America to date, the recruits participated in a sausage party. With phallic symbols running rampant, Alex Guarnaschelli and Anne Burrell were knee-deep in dirty stuffing, delectable donuts, and sexual innuendos (they also probably desperately needed a drink). The A-Team duo enjoyed […]

Crazy Delicious Review: A Much-Needed Cooking Comp Palate Cleanser

Crazy Delicious Review: A Much-Needed Cooking Comp Palate Cleanser

A noteworthy show to check out on Netflix is Crazy Delicious. If you're a fan of out of the box cooking shows and beautiful surroundings, I highly recommend it. Fair warning it shouldn't be binged, but rather watched as a nice sporadic treat. The show is hosted by food enthusiast and comedian Jayde Adams whose […]

Worst Cooks in America Season 20 Review: Way Too Much of a Good Thing

Worst Cooks in America Season 20 Review: Way Too Much of a Good Thing

This week on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Anne Burrell were stunned by sushi and bento boxes and not in a good way. With Sushi being my all-time favorite food, I was both pleased with learning how to roll and horrified at what a shrimp tempura roll should not look […]

Crazy Delicious: Willy Wonka-Like Food Comp Series Vibes Wonderland

Crazy Delicious: Willy Wonka-Like Food Comp Series Vibes Wonderland

Netflix has yet another magical show premiering on June 24 and I'll be first in line to binge-watch its lovely wonders. Crazy Delicious seems very similar to last month's The Big Flower Fight except the creations are made out of spectacular food items. Serving as the host is British comedian, writer, and food enthusiast Jayde […]

Good Eats: Reloaded Season 2 Review: Alton Browns Bland Choux Show

Good Eats: Reloaded Season 2 Review: Alton Brown's Bland Choux Show

There are some freezing and baking times and poof you got your hollow dough The next part is the most important: the stuffing, which is when Brown tackles pastry cream Get out your vanilla, eggs, sugar, whole milk, unsalted butter, and cornstarch Follow a very strict proportions regiment and then mix, simmer, and temper Don’t[...]

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Finale: Alls Well That Ends Wells

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Finale: All's Well That Ends Wells

On the finale of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Johnny Bananas goes head-to-head against Wells Adams in a three-dish Main Challenge. Before they step into an official kitchen and show off all they have learned from their trainers, Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence have one more Skill Drill challenge in store for them and […]

Good Eats: Reloaded Review: Alton Brown Exposes Our Pickling Fetish

Good Eats: Reloaded Review: Alton Brown Exposes Our Pickling Fetish

With this week's episode of Good Eats: Reloaded on Cooking Channel, Alton Brown revisits a 2004 episode on all things fungal, educating us on how to grow shiitake mushrooms in our own homes. I think I'll stick to store-bought for now. I love mushrooms in any form, grilled, sautéed, baked, and of course pickled. Yes, Ukrainians pickle pretty […]

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Sweet Showdown Soured Our Predictions

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Sweet Showdown Soured Our Predictions

Clearly baking is nobody’s forte During the "Skill Drill Game," the recruits can’t even match the dessert to its proper title The only thing I was able to identify were the macaroons, where the hell did they get those sweets from?[caption id="attachment_1219093" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence on Worst Cooks in America[...]

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Review: Remote-Controlled Perviness

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Review: Remote-Controlled Perviness

This week on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Remote-Control Chef had me screaming with comedic anecdotes and horror. The celebrity recruits take on the role of puppet master and deconstruct what appears to be a crime scene, perform an autopsy while controlling judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence; add a little "Rated R" action […]

Scooby Snacks Recipe Will Make Your Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Drool

Scooby Snacks Recipe Will Make Your Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Drool

Cut into desired shapes and place an inch apart on a lined baking sheet If desired, stamp with a cookie stamp or mold Bake in a 325-degree oven for 8 to 12 minutes, adjusting the baking time depending on the thickness of your biscuits Cool before removing from pan and enjoy with your favorite furry[...]

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Review: Famous People Infamous Food

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Review: Famous People, Infamous Food

Welcome to the inferno that is the celebrity edition of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America. Judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are back to whip in to shape seven celebrity wannabee cooks, and they are horrific, granted they seemed to have been drinking the entire first episode. The seven new recruits are Wells Adams […]

Good Eats: Reloaded A Cake on Every Plate: Slice of Alton Brown Genius

Good Eats: Reloaded A Cake on Every Plate: Slice of Alton Brown Genius

To make the most exceptional and moist cake, mix the ingredients (after measuring them out: 342g flour, 295g milk, 228g butter, 14g baking powder) and then feel free to start feeling overwhelmed All ingredients are mixed in a ritualistic manner (am I the only one who thinks Brown would make an exceptional serial killer?) and[...]

Good Eats: Reloaded Season 2 Episode 5 Review: An Egg-cellent Return

Good Eats: Reloaded Season 2 Episode 5 Review: An Egg-cellent Return

Good Eats was one of those shows I got into when I was a child because of my mother. She loved Alton Brown's nontraditional tactics, comedic anecdotes, and bizarre humor. I didn't develop a true love for him (ok, and possibly a little crush) until Cutthroat Kitchen, – which I will confess to having binge-watched […]

Nailed It Season 4 Review: Psychedelic Marshmallow Man Says It All

Nailed It Season 4 Review: Psychedelic Marshmallow Man Says It All

The second half of Netflix's Nailed It! season four had the contestants getting progressively worse if that's even possible, oh wait it is. With phallic themed challenges, cake toppers being buried alive and swallowed by quicksand and bakers being easily distracted and unable to multitask – seriously where do they find these people? Host and […]

Nailed It Season 4 Review: A Shakespearean Comedy of Baking Errors

Nailed It Season 4 Review: A Shakespearean Comedy of Baking Errors

My favorite baking competition is back, with Nailed It dropping a fourth season on Netflix with a first-half filled with Shakespearean "comedy of horrors" and abstract representations of what not to do when baking The new season is packed with lots of energy and innovation and not the good kind that inspires people but rather[...]