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New Season of "Bakers vs. Fakers" Returns This Summer to Challenge Viewers to Spot the Pro from the Amateur
In each episode four competitors battle it out through two rounds of culinary challenges, as thy are tasked with creating delectable desserts that need to impress host Lorraine Pascale and a rotating panel of guest judges.

[via press release from Food Network]


Lorraine Pascale to Host New Season with Home Bakers and Professional Chefs Facing Off for Cash Prize

Season Premieres Wednesday, May 24th at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK - May 5, 2017 - Professional chefs and home bakers compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in a new season of Bakers vs. Fakers, premiering Wednesday, May 24th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. In each episode four competitors battle it out through two rounds of culinary challenges, as thy are tasked with creating delectable desserts that need to impress host Lorraine Pascale and a rotating panel of guest judges, including Sunny Anderson, Damiano Carrara, Amanda Freitag, Paulette Goto, Alex Guarnaschelli, Daphne Oz, Damaris Phillips, Aarti Sequeira, Sherry Yard, and Zac Young. A blind taste test determines the best dessert in each round, and with no higher standards for the professionals and no sympathy for the amateurs, it is only after the final winner is selected that the true identities are revealed. Will the professional be victorious, or can an amateur beat the odds and take down the pros? Catch all the fun and surprises over 13 episodes to see if the pros or amateurs reign supreme and take home the $10,000 cash prize.

Can you tell a professional baker from an amateur? Visit Food Network.com/BakersvsFakersto relive the highlights and get tips to up your baking game. Join the conversation using #BakersvsFakers.

Upcoming Episodes Include:

Premiering Wednesday, May 24th at 9pm ET/PT - SEASON PREMIERE! "Fruit Tart Upstart" Pro and amateur bakers face off during the fruit tart battle, but some find the challenge a tough nut to crack when pistachios are introduced as the surprise ingredient. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Zac Young and Sunny Anderson see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.

Premiering Wednesday, May 31st at 9pm ET/PT "S'more the Merrier" The surprise ingredient encourages bakers to think small, as beans must be layered into campfire classic S'mores. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damaris Phillips and Damiano Carrara get their vegetable course in round two, when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.

Premiering Wednesday, June 7th at 9pm ET/PT "Mango Tango" The challengers try not to crumble during the coffee cake battle, as a tropical surprise of mangoes must be incorporated. In round two, the competitors must play ketchup when tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in their desserts, while aiming to impress host Lorraine Pascale and judges Aarti Sequeira and Damaris Phillips.

Premiering Wednesday, June 14h at 9pm ET/PT "Corn Utopia" This apple pie battle isn't as easy as pie when a cornucopia of corn options must be featured in this American classic. Host Lorraine Pascale, along with judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz belly up to the counter in round two, when diner drinks must be served in the baked goodies.

Premiering Wednesday, June 21st at 9pm ET/PT "All In Oats" Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge, as the surprise ingredient of lavender soothes some contestants. In round two, oats must be incorporated into sweet treats, as host Lorraine Pascale and judges Paulette Goto and Alex Guarnaschelli attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.

Additional episodes to air.

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  [may 2017]  


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