Comedian Tom Papa Breaks Bread Across the Country in Baked

His carb-lovers' adventure begins September 3.

Host Tom Papa poses at Gian Piero Bakery, as seen on Baked with Tom Papa, Season 1.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow

Jason DeCrow

When carb-loving comedian Tom Papa isn’t doing stand-up, he is probably eating, thinking about or making bread (his specialty is sourdough), and he takes his passion for baked goods to the next level in the new series, Baked, premiering Monday, Sept. 3 with not one but two episodes starting at 10|9c.

In his mission to discover the country’s best breads and pastries, Tom hits cities from coast to coast to shine a light on how local bakeries make life a little sweeter. He kicks the series off in New York devouring a glazed doughnut covered in everything bagel topping with his friend Jim Gaffigan, then heads to LA, Detroit, New Orleans and more destinations to discover more must-try baked bites.

“I love this show. It’s really a celebration of all the good things that life has to offer; friends, family and food,” Papa told us. “What else is there? Life is too short to deny ourselves these simple pleasures and this show is going to make you very hungry.”

In New York City, Tom meets up with Gaffigan at The Doughnut Project for the ultimate Big Apple mash-up: a glazed doughnut covered in everything bagel topping. Tom then visits Gian Piero Bakery to make classic Italian American rainbow cookies and at Oda House he falls in love with Khachapuri, a boatload of bread brimming with cheese, eggs and tons of butter. Finally, Bien Cuit’s Chef Zachary Golper gives Tom a master class in baking old world bread and croissants.

Mark your calendars for back-to-back premieres of Baked, starting at 10|9c on Monday, Sept. 3.

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