Cooking competitions have always been a little too much for me. Sure, MasterChef and Iron Chef are a wild ride. But you know what it also is? Super unrelatable. I don’t connect with the chef’s skills or think, “Hey, maybe I can make that.” And as a Millenial who doesn’t cook at all, a show that goes for the average and easy meal that anyone can make at home, Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition is for me.
Hosted by Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye, it’s a cooking competition dedicated to the home cook who isn’t vying to be on MasterChef. Instead, they want to make something good, possibly healthy, in the least amount of time because we’ve got lives to live. And that right there speaks to me. Because like Porowski, they’re not trained chefs. They just want to feed themselves and their families, and win this competition.
According to the synopsis for Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition, this show will end up “featuring skilled and ultra clever home cooks, all with a ton of heart and soul, facing off and using their most ingenious kitchen hacks to prove who can make the easiest, fastest, and most delicious food.” And it wouldn’t be a competition without a $100,000 grand prize.
“We got to know Antoni on Queer Eye, and we always knew there was more to do with him,” Netflix executive Jenn Levy told Variety in June about Porowski. “He makes food super accessible.” And from the official trailer below from Netflix, guest judges like Iron Chef‘s Kristen Kish and Nailed It!’s Jacques Torres. And if we don’t see Nicole Byer from Nailed It! on Easy-Bake Battle, we’ll riot. A little.
Check out the trailer for Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition below:
Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition premieres on October 12, 2022 on Netflix.