Saturday, March 20, 2010

This weekend's competitors, URS and M2WI

Sundays should be renamed Guydays. No, no, I'm kidding. But with two competition shows, a cooking show, and a food travel show all airing on Sundays, it's a lot to blog about. Two recent articles have been written about competitors who'll be on Guy Fieri's shows this weekend, Ultimate Recipe Showdown and Minute to Win It.

The Rhinelander Daily News reports that Barb Estabrook, known locally as "The Karate Grandma,” is one of the four competitors on URS-3 at 9pm/8c this Sunday, March 21, 2010.

This week's episode is Party Foods, a new category over last year. Barb's signature entry is Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-Ups with Ginger 'n' Spice Blueberry Chutney pictured at right (recipe) and her Three Cheese Crostini Appetizer (recipe) is on for the speed round.

Click here to read more about Barb and her competitors.

"This was really something," said Barb. “It’s a real honor since over 8,000 recipes were submitted. I taped the event in late September. High Noon Productions sent three men to Rhinelander to profile me.

"They spent the entire day with me, didn’t leave until after 10:30 p.m. They filmed me berry picking and shooting my rifle because I deer hunt. They also filmed me assisting kids with their karate at the YMCA. And they filmed me in my karate class. Then they came back to my home for a party and filmed that.

"It was a challenge. I was a bit nervous but Guy Fieri was smart, fun and really made you feel relaxed. I just made it under the time limits, though," Barb said. "Mine was a recipe for four and I was asked to make it for eight. There was twice as much to do."

Read the full article here.

*Update* Read an article about URS-3 competitor David Fogelman from Stamford,

And the Hanford Sentinel writes about a former Hanford local, Elia Cantu, for getting a spot on Guy Fieri's new game show, Minute to Win It. "The experience has been so surreal, it really is like how the contestants say when they are on these shows; it's so different when you are actually on stage and playing," Elia said.

She heard about the show and decided to try out for a spot. "I checked it out online and was like 'this is perfect for me,'" she said. "I was so stoked when I got picked."

Elia said soon after being selected she was called in by NBC to meet the show's producers and host Guy Fieri. "Guy is so awesome and sweet and down to earth, he really is so wonderful to work with," she said.

Her episode of the game show will air this Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 8pm/7c.

For the full story, click here.

Or click here to view NBC's sneak peek at Sunday's show.

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1 comment:

Sandra said...

Mornings at Church, rest of the day with Guy. This sounds like the perfect day for me!