Three cheers for Season 5
Good news for fans of "The Great British Baking Show," who will be able to see one last season with the original judges and hosts. Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc will be back in the fifth (and final for them) season that has not yet been seen on TV in the U.S. The season includes such baking challenges as bagels, strudel, treacle tarts and choux gâteaus. It begins on our local PBS station TPT2 at 8 p.m. Friday with the theme of cakes, followed by a second episode, on bread, at 9 p.m. (yes, indeed, two different shows in one night!), the latter to be repeated at 6 p.m. Sunday. Find out the rest of the topics and run times at tpt.org/great-british-baking-show.
Ready for showtime
Which came first, Molly Yeh's interest in music or cooking? The Juilliard-trained percussionist, who has performed with orchestras around the world, landed in East Grand Forks, Minn., when she left Brooklyn to marry a fifth-generation sugar-beet farmer. From there she has blogged about her life and recipes that reflect her Jewish and Chinese roots at the award-winning MyNameIsYeh.com, which led to a cookbook, "Molly on the Range," which gained even more acclaim. Now she has a bigger stage: the Food Network, where her TV show, "Girl Meets Farm," debuts Sunday at 10 a.m.
LEE SVITAK DEAN