In today’s edition of Ask Andy, two questions about Food Network shows: How to apply for Holiday Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Spring Baking Championship, or Kids Baking Championship; and why The Great Food Truck Race isn’t moving around the country any more.
Guy Fieri’s advertisement for his new chain Chicken Guy was a big clucking mess of a reality competition, and didn’t do so well as an infomercial, either.
Food Network has renewed Alex vs. American for season 2. I asked her about what she expects from competitors in season two, and she also shared how she got her start judging cooking—at age 7!
Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime is a good idea but missing everything that makes Guy Fieri’s other Food Network shows great. If you hate-watched Bethenny’s Apprentice, this is the perfect reality show for you.
Iron Chef and longtime Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli stars in a new Food Network competition that pits her against three talented chefs. It has echoes of Tournament of Champions, and is similar to Beat Bobby Flay, but is much better.
Holiday Baking Championship 2021 has offered me a lot of what I’m missing from The Great British Baking Show the past few years, and also is just a welcome presence on my TV every November and December.
Food Network’s Candy Land, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, is only interested in borrowing the board game as a support, over which its producers have thrown the tasteless and overused piece of fondant that is the Food Network “Wars” franchise.