Inspired by elements of the Easy-Bake Ovens we loved so much as a kid, EASY-BAKE-BATTLE: THE HOME COOKING COMPETITION comes soon to us on Netflix. Produced and hosted by Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowksi, each of these eight x 30 minute episodes sees three Amateur Chefs battle to make quick-preparation meals, under time constraints and sometimes even without an oven! Though the title of this Competition Series is a little misleading – I genuinely thought they would be baking with Easy-Bake Ovens! – this doesn’t mean these challenges are fun and delicious!
Porowski is a knowledgeable and engaging Host and brings aboard some fascinating Guest Judges. Spoiler Alert: Kristen Kish of the latest season of Iron Chef, even makes an appearance! But the true stars of the Show are the Contestants who consistently have to be reminded to keep it simple and despite some of them possessing some impressive techniques, you see them using almost 25 ingredients in a dish, which defeats the concept of “easy”. One episode has the contestants cooking out of a coffee maker and with an iron. I don’t envy the Judges as we don’t quite know if some of these dishes are cooked properly even, but the results time and again are pretty amazing. Even with flops, Contestants are forced to improvise for a shot at a $25k prize each episode!
Truly a fun watch and should garner enough interest for a second season, we hope! EASY-BAKE BATTLE: THE HOME COOKING COMPETITION arrives October 12, 2022 on Netflix.
We love Antoni Porowski and this finally is giving us full episodes of all him! EASY-BAKE BATTLE: THE HOME COOKING COMPETITION is coming soon to Netflix and the new Series sees home chefs duke it out in the kitchen under tight timelines to make simple, tasty creations!
Life is complicated, but cooking doesn’t have to be! Enter Easy-Bake Battle, a new culinary competition series inspired by Hasbro’s iconic Easy-Bake Oven, featuring skilled and ultra clever home cooks, all with a ton of heart and soul, facing off and using their most ingenious kitchen hacks to prove who can make the easiest, fastest, and most delicious food. Talent: Antoni Porowski Executive Producers: Tara Long, Geno McDermott, Wes Kauble, Daniel Calin, and Antoni Porowski Production Company: eOne Format: 8 x 30 Minute episodes
EASY-BAKE BATTLE: THE HOME COOKING COMPETITION arrives October 12, 2022 on Netflix.
The popularity of Netflix‘s QUEER EYE has exploded internationally winning legions of fans with its refreshing and uplifting take on the modern makeover, not outside but inside too. Montreal’s Antoni Porowski came back to Canada for a visit, partnering with high-end kitchen appliance maker Café, which prides itself on its sleek, customizable designs. He spent the day setting-up at the Art Gallery of Ontario, presenting appliances to the Media before a private dinner in the evening at the venue. Morehere.
We have long been singing the praises of QUEER EYE and we were so delighted to meet Porowski quickly after wrapping for the day. Despite being rushed to get out of the cold and into his car, he came back out to take a Selfie, not quite understanding my gesturing through his window. A gem!
While here, he enjoyed the cuisine of Ossington‘s La Banane.
Porowski next has a Cookbook out this September titled ANTONI IN THE KITCHEN, in addition to Season Three of QUEER EYE streaming now on Netflix.