An Asheville resident is in the ultimate battle of sugar and spice and everything nice.
Gingerbreader Linda Carney will compete on Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown.” The episode, titled “Best in Show,” will air at 9 p.m. Nov. 15 on Food Network and Discovery+.
Host Jesse Palmer and judges Nacho Aguirre, Kardea Brown and Breegan Jane will witness three teams of gingerbread artists and baking assistants attempt to create an edible masterpiece reflecting the theme of holiday memories. The winning team will win $10,000 worth of festive prizes.
After Food Network invited Carney to compete, she called on her longtime friend and fellow gingerbread artist, Cheryl Filion of Medina, Ohio, to be her baking assistant. The pair traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to film the episode earlier this year.
Carney’s no stranger to television or baking competitions. In 2017, she was followed by a film crew for another Food