I love cooking shows, and I especially love cooking shows on PBS. I grew up with Mary Ann Esposito’s Ciao Italia and that’s where the cooking show saga begins for me. I do not like all the showmanship that you see on cooking shows on other channels, I trust PBS to give me an authentic viewing experience, I have also been a fan of Lidia Bastianich’s cooking show, another PBS cooking show. Now I am thrilled to have this review copy of PBS’s great cooking find, The Great British Baking Show,” available Tuesday!
Most everyone has heard of The Great British Baking Show, and it is a big fat hit in America. I am thrilled to own season five:
PBS Distribution announces the release of “THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW SEASON 5” on DVD September 11. The delectable baking competition that has grown into a beloved international phenomenon returns for a fifth season. The program features the original cast of Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, in a season never before seen in the U.S.“THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW” will be available on DVD ($19.99 SRP) September 11, 2018. The program has a run time of approximately 550 minutes. Episodes of “THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW” are currently available on Digital HD.
Once again, viewers will meet twelve of Britain’s best amateur bakers who will don their aprons, enter the iconic tent and tackle culinary trials that increase in difficulty as the competition unfolds. Vying to be crowned star baker, challengers prepare three creations in each episode: a signature bake, which tests their creative flair and baking ability; the devilishly difficult technical challenge, in which contestants have to bake creations using only ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and finally, the showstopper, designed to fully showcase each baker’s skill and creativity.
Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country’s best amateur baker by testing the competitors’ skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.
Offering viewers the perfect escape, this program features unforgettable contestants attempting some of the series most difficult challenges, from bagels to strudel, treacle tarts to choux gateaus!
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Disclosure: We received a copy of this DVD to facilitate this review.