Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12/22 TLC's Cake Boss Winner, Holiday Chocolates

12/22 What's Cookin' Today

Talking With Us Is Chef Dana Herbert The 2011 Winner of TLC’s Cake Boss

Buddy Valastro announced that 34 year-old Delaware resident Dana Hebert won CAKE BOSS: NEXT GREAT BAKER in the season finale of the TLC series, which aired Monday, January 24, 2011. Dana beat out 9 other aspiring bakers who competed throughout 8 weeks of grueling challenges that tested their baking know-how, decorating skills, and client & business skills. As the “Next Great Baker,” Dana wins $50,000 cash, a brand-new car, and an apprenticeship with Buddy. “Dana proved he had the skills it takes to be a great baker – creativity, drive, and perseverance. Through the challenges, he showed he can overcome obstacles, create amazing cakes, and impress clients. He’s going to be a great addition to the Carlo’s Bakery family,” said Buddy.

Ann Czaja, Lindt Master Chocolatier Is Sharing With Us Her Special Holiday Treats

The holidays are known for evoking visions of sugarplums, so it’s no surprise a recent survey found a majority of Americans enjoy food, aromas and flavors most at this time of year. Nearly half of those surveyed said peppermint, cinnamon and nuts topped their wish lists. So how can you use nostalgic treats such as gingerbread cookies, chestnuts and candy canes, to elevate your annual traditions? Lindt Master Chocolatier, Ann Czaja (pronounced Chai-ya), is an expert in the art of chocolate making and can help your viewers make this season a little bit sweeter. Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja (pronounced Chai-ya) is a Swiss-trained chocolatier and an expert in all things chocolate. Bringing the passion for gourmet chocolate to life, the Lindt Master Chocolatier utilizes years of experience and extensive training to perfect iconic chocolate selections and educate consumers on all things chocolate. Czaja has embarked on a U.S. Tour, hosted in-store events, and shared the Five Senses Tasting Process with consumers. She has hosted chocolate pairing events and discussions on the history of chocolate.

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