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So about that thing I’ve been off doing instead of blogging here…. Now all of it can be told.
Let’s rewind a bit. (Indulge me. It’s my blog after all.) Back in April, when I quit my day job, I told you all I was off to be a big time blogger. I’d be writing at WiCnet and Wizards and Dorkside and it would be great.
But there was something I left out. You really think I was just hired to write for other people’s blogs? No. I was hired because the brass looked at Anibundel: Pop Culturess and said “That. We want that. We want to take that and turn it into a women’s pop culture site as big as Jezebel, or the MarySue.”
Woogle if you got it!
We’ve reached the Quarter finals. In honor of that milestone, PBS has calmed the hell down about two episodes a night and allowed us to basked in a single hour of Baking Show this weekend, with the Finals scheduled for next week. But as always, this was only a suggestions, so only about half the PBS stations across the country are anywhere near this point. If your local station is one of those who is still rolling along on Sunday evenings, doing one episode a week, as god a the BBC intended, the recap for your episode episode 6, “Pastry” can be found here.)
We’re down to the Top Four, and though I have seen several complaints that poor little Flora should not have made it this far, I have to say that this Top Four is a very good Top Four. Remember, neither Flora nor Paul had ever won Star Baker, so either of them would be walking in this week at a disadvantage. Everyone else has at least won it once. Though with five Star Baker awards between them, it’s not hard to view Ian and Nadiya as the favorites for the finals.
Our Quarter Finals are focusing on Chocolate. Chocolate Tarts for the Signature, Chocolate Soufflé for the Technical and Chocolate Centrepieces for the Showstopper. Now, let’s pretend that Sue and Mel did not just do that terrible American accent and that Forrest Gump reference and get to the bakes.
And this is why we do not own fish in our house.