I don't think Francine always had a favorable edit. The three who had favorable edits were Darlene, Elaine and Effie, so my guess is it's either Elaine or Effie. A university administrator and an attorney both have to be hard nosed in their jobs, so it's possible we didn't get to see that side of either one of them!!
The American Baking Competition with Jeff Foxworthy
Posted Aug 6, 2013 @ 3:58 PM
Should this show get renewed, I think Anna Olsen would be a great judge. She had a baking show on Food Network Canada and really knew her stuff. She is attractive but seems to have an iron spine. She would be a much better judge with Paul Hollywood or perhaps another US male judge. Plus as a Canadian perhaps a bit more familiar with american baking ;-)
Posted Aug 6, 2013 @ 6:42 PM
As long as they don't use any of her recipes for the skills test. :-)
On second thought, fixing her recipes might actually make for a pretty darn good skills test. I actually got rid of Anna's recipe books after every single recipe I tried was broken - frequently tasty once fixed, but required way too much tweaking to be worth my while when I have so many other great dessert books where the recipes actually work as written. It was a real disappointment because I loved the concept for Sugar and its sequel.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 @ 11:14 PM
Posted Aug 8, 2013 @ 7:31 AM
Me, too, ari33! I'll start the gossip snowball with: Elaine! Just because she's a retired university administrator and I've never met one who wasn't an asshole.
HA!!!! When I read about the favorable edit, I had the exact same thought for the exact same reason!
Posted Aug 11, 2013 @ 6:42 PM
I'm such a nosy nose. I'm way too interested in what went on behind the baking scenes heh.
Note to self: Get a life.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:36 PM
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Posted Aug 21, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
Ha! I am not surprised Francine was the one with the favorable edit.
Me neither and I said as much a couple pages back. I had the feeling during the show that Francine might be Krissi-lite in real life. And a bit of a drama queen.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 @ 6:38 PM
I saw a Krissi-esque undertone with Francine, but I didn't want to see it and was hoping I was imagining it. I didn't know there was anything buried in the garbage. How did I miss that?
Posted Sep 1, 2013 @ 6:55 PM
"Krissi-esque"? Who is Krissi?
Edited by Zahdii, Sep 1, 2013 @ 6:56 PM.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:08 PM
Krissi is a contestant on MasterChef. I don't see much similarity between her and Francine, though. Other than they are both obese women. Krissi is from Philly and tries to be all street and tough and Francine is from the south and tries to be sweet and charming, but maybe is a stealth B. I'd say Francine is more a Paula Deen type than anything.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:10 PM
Thank you! I don't know this Krissi, but I also thought I saw a resemblence between Francine and Paula Deen, which was unfortunate, since I've never really cared much for Paula Deen.
Posted Oct 31, 2013 @ 11:40 PM
This does not sound like he will be back for the US show, so this could be confirmation that it's not coming back.
Posted Nov 1, 2013 @ 1:07 AM
It's a shame about the show, but if it did return, I was always in favor of two new judges anyway, plus a third guest judge each week to act as a tiebreaker. JF should be invited back, though. I thought he did an excellent job and was really likeable.
Posted Nov 3, 2013 @ 2:07 PM
There are tons of well known American bakers than could do the show if they decide to bring it back. Paul wasn't really needed.
Posted Nov 3, 2013 @ 2:34 PM
I can't believe someone gave Jeff Foxworthy a TV show, and it was centered on baking of all things. o_O