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Season 4 of “The Great British Baking Show” Airs Tonight on PBS. Here’s What You Need to Know. — Food TV

Season four of everyone's favorite cooking show, The Great British Baking Show, airs on PBS tonight. This season is the most recent season aired on the BBC, where it's known as The Great British Bake Off. The show will air Friday nights at 9 p.m. (Check your local listings to confirm.)

This season promises to be extra special for a few reasons. This the last season where hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will be present. They will be replaced by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig starting in season 5. Everyone's favorite judge, Mary Berry, will also be leaving at the end of this season and will be replaced by Prue Leith. Paul Hollywood will remain on the show for the foreseeable future.

A huge reason for these shakeups is in part due to the fact that going forward the show will be hosted on Channel 4 instead of BBC. According to the Guardian, BBC was unable to meet the financial asks of Love Productions, the production company that makes the show. Channel 4 was able to secure a three-year deal in further negotiations.


Troll Cakes Turn Cyberbullying into a Sweet Treat — Pop Culture

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The bitter words of an internet troll can be tough to swallow, but a New York City baker is trying to change that.

Kat Thek, founder of bakery and detective agency Troll Cakes, has made a business of baking cakes featuring the words of an internet troll. Customers simply provide an address and the quote and leave the rest to Thek, who bakes a cake, writes the comment using frosting or fondant, and mails it to the intended verbal cyberbully. For $35 you can deliver sweet revenge.


Grocery Shopping at Walmart Is Going to Get a Lot More Efficient — Grocery Shopping News

Walmart is experimenting with making grocery shopping more efficient than ever for the consumer. The budget retailer has rolled out self-service kiosks — or giant 20-foot-by-80-foot vending machines — for all your grocery needs.


Lidl’s Grand Opening Prices Are Real and They’re Spectacular — Grocery Shopping News

This week the European grocery chain Lidl is launching nine new grocery stores in the United States (you can see the full list here). If you've been freaking out about the new chain finally coming to the U.S., then you'll be even more excited to see the company's leaflet with pricing and specials for the store's grand opening on June 15.


The United States Sets World Record for Longest Pizza — Pop Culture

Pizzeria owners from coast to coast joined forces with more than a hundred pizza-loving volunteers to accomplish an impressive feat: the world's longest pizza pie. Measuring 1.3 miles in length, the cheese pie took one week to create and was unveiled at a ceremony in Fontana, California over the weekend.


The Death Cap Mushroom Is Just as Terrifying as It Sounds. Here’s Why. — Food News

Mushrooms are delicious, but they can also be very dangerous if you don't know how to navigate the varieties that grow in the wild. The types sold in supermarkets are fine, but the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) wants to warn consumers about picking up mushrooms from the wild for consumption.

Their words of wisdom? Don't do it without consulting a fungi specialist first.


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