What to Watch: Cross-Country Eats and the Finales of Holiday Baking Championship and GGG: Impossible
Old Man Winter is peeking his head around the corner, so stay warm and spend the next few weekends inside enjoying a few food-centric road trips and the finales of some of your favorite culinary tournaments. It all starts tonight, when Guy Fieri heads on a cross-country journey to get a taste of authentic international cuisine without getting a stamp on his passport. Then on Sunday night, it’s the penultimate episode of GGG: Impossible followed by the finale of Holiday Baking Championship, where the baker with the best North Pole-inspired cake will win the title of Holiday Baking Champion and the grand prize of $50,000.
On Christmas Day, after all the presents have been unwrapped, get comfortable and tune in for the GGG: Impossible finale, and find out who will earn another chance to cook against Mr. Impossible, Robert Irvine, and a chance at winning another $10,000. Then it’s a special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, where three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship battle it out for a chance to win $10,000. Then, Guy is on another cross-country road trip, hunting down the most decadent and delicious desserts.
This trip, Guy's crossing the country to get a taste of world-class flavor. From California to Florida and Seattle to Massachusetts, he's divin' into classic Greek, legit pierogis and real-deal Belgian waffles (pictured) made European-style. Also, Guy tries Puerto Rican mofongo, curry goat from Trinidad, seafood specialties from El Salvador, and Jamaican ox and pig tails. So grab your passport for a full hour of global grub!
The 12 Foods of Christmas – Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4|3c
Ever since their first Christmas song parody, "Christmas Jammies," went viral in 2014, Penn and Kim Holderness and their kids have felt the pressure to create the next sensational Christmas video. Looking for inspiration, they've realized that the best part of Christmas in their family is the food, so they've decided to hit the road to try some tasty holiday bites and get answers to famous holiday questions. On their mini road trip, they come across all kinds of eggnog creations, get to the bottom of what figgy pudding really is, eat a traditional yule log, and discover what a holiday meat cake is. Plus, they find out the difference between macaroons and macarons, they discover the secrets to putting together an out-of-this-world gingerbread house (pictured) , and they write a new song parody: "The 12 Foods of Christmas!"
Three more chefs are vying for a chance to compete against Robert in the third round of Triple G: Impossible. First, the chefs make a stacked breakfast using wild items determined by a deck of cards. Next, the remaining two chefs must flip the ingredients for a protein shake into an elegant dinner. The last chef standing receives $10,000 before entering a cook-off against Mr. Impossible himself, in which refrigerator magnets determine the competitors’ dish.
Instead of milk and cookies for old Saint Nick, the final three must make delicious snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa. To top off the whole season, the bakers are tasked with baking and decorating a North Pole-inspired cake. The best creation will earn one baker the crown of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize!
Four globe-trotting grandmas are taking off on a culinary world tour, presided over by judges Sharone Hakman, Aarti Sequeira and Jake Smollett. First, they have to make pizza the Belgian way, using a waffle iron as their only baking source. Next, it's "aloha-ole!" as the grannies make a mash-up of Hawaiian and Mexican cuisines. Then, the final two grandmas go tropical as they turn the ingredients from a frozen daiquiri into a dessert that will earn them $10,000!
The winners of the first three rounds of the Triple G: Impossible tournament compete to take on Robert once more in the finale. First, the chefs must use the "impossible" items on Guy's grocery list to make a decadent sandwich. Next, the remaining two chefs must make a hearty family dinner using only frozen and canned ingredients. The last chef standing will win another $10,000 and a shot at more money and the title of champion, but only if he or she can make a more unforgettable dish than all-star chef Robert.
It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with them: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.
This trip, Guy's ordering the last course first and diving into a full hour of dynamite desserts. Coast to coast, he'll be grabbing pies, pudding, righteous rolls, frozen favorites and more. Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth with these decadent dishes!