Yet another Cincinnati-area resident will appear on the Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.”
Heather Johnson, a full-time food blogger from Blanchester who writes under the name Food Hussy, will be one of four contestants on Wednesday night’s episode of the food competition show hosted by Guy Fieri. For Johnson, who has been blogging for 2010 and recently moved to a full-time job, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“Standing in Flavortown was so surreal,” Johnson said. “I’ve been watching Guy since he won ‘(The Next) Food Network Star’…so to stand there and let him eat my food, I lost it.
Johnson started her blog with reviews of restaurants around Cincinnati, but has expanded over the years to include recipes, road trips, and do-it-yourself projects.
She’s now on the list of people from Greater Cincinnati to be on the show. Arnold’s Chef Kayla Robinson joined her 2019, and in early August, chef and owner Boomtown Her Biscuits & Whiskey Christian Gill won the show’s Summer Her Game Her Edition for $25,000. I got the
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“Guy’s Grocery Games” typically have a chef running through a supermarket set, completing the challenge with three eliminations. However, Johnson and her fellow competitors were all home cooks and Fieri fans. rice field.
Fieri and chef Antonia Lofaso hosted the event, while Damaris Phillips and Justin Warner served as judges. According to the episode’s description, contestants were given a challenge, receiving a hamburger recipe with blank instructions in the first round and being allowed to choose from a variety of recipes in the second round.
Johnson did not apply for the show. Instead, producers reached out to her on Instagram. The episode was filmed in January, and she said that not being able to talk about what happened during filming “was a long time keeping a secret.”
The competition was her first opportunity to appear on national television and a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of joining the Food Network.
“Win or lose, it was the best day of my life,” she said.
How to see Heather Johnson in ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’
A “Guy’s Grocery Games” episode titled “Cooking the Books” featuring Johnson and three other home cooks will air on the Food Network at 9 p.m. ET.
If you miss the 9pm premiere, the channel will rerun at midnight.