With Christmas around the corner, the holiday season celebrates reality competitions with plenty of baking shows. One of the newest baking shows will be from Peacock’s Baking It, which is hosted by two of the funniest comedians with Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph. With talented bakers in competition for the ultimate prize and funny hosts, the competition recruited the best judges available—elderly grandmothers with the tastebuds for baked goods. These four grandmothers with Harriet Robin, Anne Leonhard, Sherri “Gigi” Williams, and Norma “Bubbe” Zager.
Here is the official synopsis:
Baking It is a holiday competition series in which eight teams of two talented home bakers join Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg’s winter cabin for a celebration of culinary holiday traditions. Contestant duos will include spouses, siblings, best friends, and more, who will work together to create outstanding savory and sweet creations for themed challenges with the hope of winning a cash prize. Maya and Andy will lead the festivities, also providing comedic and musical commentary on the action. The bakers’ holiday treats will be judged by touch critics—four opinionated real-life grandmothers, who happen to be fantastic bakers themselves.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with New Orleans resident Harriet Robin on her experiences on the show from the baked goods to the contestants and laughing at the co-hosts of the program.
Harriet Robin is a nutritionist and cook based in New Orleans. She published a cookbook with her friend Anne Leonhard (also a judge on Baking It) and taught classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking. She appeared on television with Anne with the Steve Harvey Show, in which they were coined as the “New Orleans Grannies.”
All six episodes of Baking It is now streaming on Peacock.
Watch the exclusive interview with judge Harriet Robin below. Let us know what you think of the interview.