Sunday, December 21, 2008
On December 17, 2008, I learned of a conference call with Guy. He was on his cell phone, sitting in his truck outside his house in Santa rosa. A film crew was inside, shooting interviews with family and friends.
Cynthia Boris of SheKnows.com commented, "I don't think he knows how to be anything but loud -- in an 'I'm so excited, I could burst' way." He spoke of his upcoming second season of The Ultimate Recipe Showdown, premiering on January 4, 2009.
This season began with 12,000 recipes that a panel of judges narrow down to 24, in categories of Comfort Food, Burgers, Hot and Spicy, Desserts, Cakes, and Hometown Favorites. Each week the winner takes home $25K and a chance to have their recipe featured on a T.G.I. Friday’s menu. Co-host Marc Summers is not helping Fieri this time, and while he claims to be bummed out about that, Fieri is ready for the challenge of hosting it alone.
“This second year is remarkable,” Fieri said. “There is a real in-depth view of the contestants. It’s not just about the food on the plate and how it’s presented. Producer Art Edwards really got more of a compelling background piece on the show contestant’s giving the show much more depth.” He then adds, “The folks this year were a fantastic group and many of them had that one signature piece that just blew the judges away.”
See Premium Hollywod for a more in-depth article.