BFB contributor Rachel Monroe spent the most recent season of The Next Food Network Star rooting against Rodney Henry, Baltimorean and founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies, for his own good. And it looks like she got her wish. Henry finished his run on the competitive reality show in second place.
His proposed Food Network series Pie Style, in which he would roam from restaurant to restaurant remaking their flagship dishes as pies, lost out to Damaris Phillips’s Eat Date Love, a show “about helping men cook Southern food to woo the ladies.” (Well, they needed to replace Paula Deen, so I understand.)
But that doesn’t mean Henry’s made his last appearance on the Food Network. As the Baltimore Sun points out, the runners-up of past competitions have gone on to host shows anyway.
If Henry does end up on the Food Network, I for one hope it’s on a show with a premise as obsessive-compulsive as going around and baking every dish you find into a pie.