GESINE PRADO RETURNS TO SHARE HER LOVE OF BAKING IN NEW SEASON OF "BAKED IN VERMONT"
Season Premiere on Saturday, May 5th at 10:30am ET/PT on Food Network
NEW YORK - April 4, 2018 - Cookbook author, acclaimed pastry chef and baking instructor Gesine Prado returns to Food Network in a new season of Baked in Vermont, premiering Saturday, May 5th at 10:30am ET/PT. Over ten half-hour episodes, Gesine shares tips and tricks to help make baking easy, accessible and fun, while serving up delectable cakes, pies and other savory meals at her Vermont farmhouse with family and friends. Whether it is teaching one of her baking classes, instructing how to use leftovers to make delicious pizza and bread pudding, or sharing life hacks on how to have a freezer full of baked goodies ready to go in a pinch, Gesine believes all good things begin with butter and flour!
"Baking is truly a passion for Gesine and it is evident in watching her bake at home with family and friends, and while teaching at her school," said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel. "As a self-taught baker, Gesine is driven to help pass on the joy of baking, and viewers at home are sure to be as inspired as her students with her down-to-earth personality and of course her recipes."
In the premiere episode Gesine and her husband Ray display their new-found love for the sport of curling, as Gesine makes her famous Baker's Roast Chicken with a side of Beer Gravy for the local curling team, along with Green Beans in Creamy Horseradish Sauce and Rock Scones. In another episode Gesine and her high school friends celebrate the memories of a class trip to Italy by preparing an Italian feast of Bolognese Lasagne, a Caprese Salad and a very special Zabaglione and Berry Trifle, with a side of Chocolate Chip Cookies. And late spring in Vermont can only mean one thing - maple syrup - a perfect ingredient for recipes, whether sweet or savory, as Gesine bakes up a big brunch for Ray's family, with Maple-Glazed Bundt Cake on tap, along with a Sunrise Biscuit Casserole and Maple Flower Cookies. Join Gesine throughout the season as she welcomes family and friends into her kitchen to enjoy some hearty meals and good times.
Gesine Prado teaches regularly at King Arthur Flour, Stonewall Kitchen, and her own baking school in Hartford, Vermont: Sugar Glider Kitchen. The school is attached to her 18th century farmhouse where she lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, one goose, three ducks and five chickens. Gesine has previously appeared on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show and The Talk. She is the author of the baking memoir, "My Life from Scratch," and four baking cookbooks: "Bake It Like You Mean It," "Let Them Eat Cake," "Sugar Baby," and "Pie It Forward."
Learn how to bake everyday savory and sweet dishes using Gesine's easy-to-follow recipes at FoodNetwork.com/BakedinVermont. Watch video extras and discuss your favorite baking traditions on social platforms using #BakedinVermont.
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