rolemommy Jeff Foxworthy & Marcela-1.jpgGrandma’s recipes, a crying firefighter, one celebrity chef, one master baker and Jeff Foxworthy…. a great mix for a sweet baking competition show!
Rolemommy sat down with host Jeff Foxworthy and judge Marcella Valladolid (chef and bestselling cookbook author) to learn about CBS’ new show “THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION,” premiering this Wednesday, May 29th at 8:00pm.
10 bakers were chosen from a nationwide search of amateur bakers through local casting bake-offs. 6 females and 4 males were chosen and they range from such careers as firefighter, attorney, college student and photographer. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hosts with Chef and bestselling cookbook author Marcella Valladolid and master baker and current judge on the UK format “The Great British Bakeoff” Paul Hollywood as the judges.
Contestants bring their own recipes and compete in three unique challenges – “Signature Bake,” “Technical Bake” and “Showstopper Bake.” The final challenge will be between the three remaining contestants, one will be crowned the Best Amateur Baker in America and win the $250,000 grand prize. The winner will also be awarded a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to publish their own cookbook with Gallery Books.
While Marcella and Paul have the hardest job of judging, Jeff Foxworthy gets personal with the contestants and even makes a few cry. The first challenge is the “Signature Bake” in which contestants use recipes handed down to them from generation to generation and all Foxworth had to do is ask about a grandmother or two and the tears flowed. When Foxworthy noticed the buff San Diego firefighter’s pink frosted cupcakes all he had to do is ask about his daughters and water works ensued. Recipes are an important part of who we are which tie us to our own personal family connection that this adds an emotional element to a competition show. So grab your tissues and make sure you’ve already had a snack because you’ll need those when you sit down to watch “THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION”.
Check it out right HERE!