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Like many cooking shows these days, "The Great British Bake Off" is first and foremost a competition. However, "GBBO" differs from the likes of "Chopped" and "Iron Chef" in that it selects –- at most -– amateur bakers. According to the show's rules of entry, applicants cannot have any kind of professional culinary background "unless acquired over 10 years ago" and cannot be currently employed in any kind of commercial baking or cooking.
We may receive a commission on purchases made from links. Prue Leith of "The Great British Bake Off" fame will release her new autobiography entitled "I'll Try Anything Once" on November 1. Leith's new book was formally released under the title "Relish," but, according to Amazon, the original text has been "revised and updated" to include new information, including some about falling in love later in life. The book comes at the same time as other new book releases from various "GBBO" alumni, including 2021 winner Giuseppe Dell'Anno's new baking cookbook, "Giuseppe's Italian Bakes," set to release in December (via Amazon), and 2018 winner Rahul Mandal, whose book "Showstopping Cakes" hits shelves November 1 (via Amazon).
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Coffee chains have a reputation for keeping their menus at par with the changing seasons but burger chains, not so much. While pumpkin spice in a coffee sounds great, it wouldn't exactly have a huge following in a burger, would it? So when it comes to holiday seasons, burger chains generally remain unaffected. That is, unless it's Burger King and Halloween.
Pizza lovers seem to be divided into several categories. You have the purists who believe Italian pizza is the one and only true pizza and then you have those who prefer American variations such as the Chicago deep dish or New York style, and the final category is people who love to add unusual things that don't make sense to some such as dessert pizza with chocolate or banana.
Famous chocolatier Jacques Torres knows firsthand what it's like to witness some disastrous baking blunders. As a judge on "Nailed It!" he also has to try some of these precarious-looking creations made by beginner chefs that don't always go according to plan. Some of the funniest "Nailed It!" baking fails he's had to eat include a sad-looking unicorn cake and shark dessert gone wrong. But while it might seem like he's game to try anything on the show, Jacques Torres told us in an exclusive interview that's not always the case.
Change happens all the time. For example, one year you might not care for Brussels sprouts, and a few years later, you could find yourself raving about the ones you roasted and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. We get it, and television shows aren't immune from producers changing their minds, either.
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We may receive a commission on purchases made from links. Whether you love it, hate it, or love to hate it, fruitcake is a longtime staple of the holiday season. Few other foods inspire such divisive opinions. Throughout its history, fruitcake has been the punchline of jokes, the gift that keeps on giving, and the flavor associated with Christmas for generations. Fruitcake in its modern form may have originated as a delicacy for the wealthy, but its status as a familiar yuletide trope was cemented by its mass production in the early 20th century (via Insider). Now, fruitcake is as much a part of Christmas as Rudolph, Frosty, and the man with the belly and the beard.