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Season 1 | Episode 8 | “Milano, Milano! I Love You!” | Aired June 2, 2014

In the mint Milano cookie episode of Food Network’s Rewrapped, contestants have only 30 minutes to bake cookies, make a chocolate ganache, whip up a mint filling and put it all together on a plate. There’s a lot going on, but all three contestants — bakers Francesco, Tanya and Johnny — are up for the challenge.

The Milano cookie was born of necessity — when chocolate-dipped cookies started melting on their way to the Southern states, Pepperidge Farm solved the problem by sandwiching two cookies together — and it’s since become a classic. The Rewrapped chefs work to get the perfect Milano texture, aiming for something that is soft and chewy, but still crispy, especially on the golden-brown edges. Paula Deen would be proud of these contestants, all of whom use butter, butter and more butter in their cookie recipes.

After the cookies are piped and put in the oven, the chefs start on their chocolate and mint filings. Judge Irene Chang Britt of Pepperidge Farm is back this week, joining head judge Marc Summers and pastry queen Jenny McCoy. Britt is quick to point out that none of the contestants are doing Milano justice, as all three opt for semisweet chocolate over the traditional dark. Meanwhile, Francesco uses a white chocolate for his mint filling, and Johnny whips up a sweet white icing.

Turns out his icing is a little too vanilla, and the judges give him a score of 19 for cookies that are too bland and not minty enough. Tanya is up next with a too-puffy, too-white cookie that doesn’t have any flavor. She scores 15 out of 30, and the judges move on to Francesco. The Long Island baker has perfectly colored cookies with good taste and nice texture, and he scores 22 points.

Moving on to round 2: All three contestants reveal what they’ll be making for the innovate round! Johnny’s planning on a mint Milano parfait with cake, crumble and cream layers; Tanya is going savory with a breaded lamb chop and mint couscous; and Francesco is working on a chocolate-mint baked pear with some sort of lava cake element.

Tanya pats herself on the back for going savory (and completely jinxes herself in the process), but as Marc Summers points out, it’s pretty predictable that at least one contestant would use the mint flavor to cook lamb. As the second round draws to a close, Tanya is calmly chopping fresh mint as Francesco’s gingersnap molds fall apart and Johnny scrapes burnt, crumbly cake into his parfait. It’s a messy few minutes, but all three dishes look surprisingly delicious once they reach the judges’ table.

Francesco gets high praise for his baked-pear lava cake, but he went a little over the top, with too much going on, too much sugar and burnt gingersnap molds. He scores a respectable 22 out of 30 points, the same as he did in round 1. Tanya’s dish is also too sweet, and her lamb is underdone, earning her only 20 points and putting her out of the running. Last to present is Johnny, whose flavors are good but too salty. And no one likes a salty parfait. He scores 18 out of 30 after needing 26 to win, and Francesco is crowned the winner! He’ll take home a year’s supply of mint Milano cookies, and can go on making baked pears (with or without that gingersnap mess) for the next 365 days.

Next week on Rewrapped, the contestants take on the Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet! Will you be tuning in?

Rewrapped airs on Mondays at 8/7 C on Food Network.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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