On Monday, September 3, Food Network will premiere its latest series called Baked. Hosted by comedian Tom Papa, the show will travel coast-to-coast looking for the best breads and pastries in the country. Baked looks to shine a light on the things that make life a little sweeter.
“I love this show. It's really a celebration of all the good things that life has to offer; friends, family, and food,” says Tom Papa. “What else is there? Life is too short to deny ourselves these simple pleasures and this show is going to make you very hungry.”
Baked will kick off in New York City, where Papa will visit several top bakeries in the city. At The Doughnut Project, Papa and comedian friend Jim Gaffigan will enjoy glazed donuts covered in everything bagel topping. Then, Papa will go to Gian Piero Bakery to make classic Italian American rainbow cookies, and Oda House to learn about khachapuri: bread filled with cheese, eggs, and butter. Finally, Papa will learn how to bake old world breads and croissants from Bien Cuit's Chef Zachary Golper.
The second episode of Baked takes Papa to Detroit, where he will learn about red velvet waffles with spicy fried chicken at Kuzzo’s and the famous roasted banana chess pie from Sister Pie.
“Baked is the perfect combo of carbs and comedy, and our audience will crack up with Tom and his guests, including his comedian pal Jim Gaffigan,” says Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. “Tom is known for being totally hilarious, but his love for making homemade bread using his own sourdough starter and visiting local bakeries on his stand-up tours is serious.”