Last week Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman herself, took on Bobby Flay in his Thanksgiving Throwdown. The two faced off with recipes of their own design to see who could impress tasters more: the Iron Chef or the humble mommy blogger slash cookbook and memoir author slash screen inspiration? A giant Food Network crew and crowds of people descended upon Drummond for the shoot, during which she had to produce an entire Thanksgiving meal for for 50 people and 2 judges, including country singer Trisha Yearwood.
With Heather Armstrong on board at HGTV it seems fitting to have Drummond follow suit. Don’t think for a second that there’s not a Pioneer Woman Cooks! in development at the Food Network. I’d bet money on it.
In related news, Rechelle Malin formerly of My Sister’s Farmhouse continues to ridicule Drummond’s activities – going as far as purchasing the Throwdown from iTunes. “I had to pay $1.99 and I WANT MY MONEY BACK! I found the entire thing to be immensely boring. Neither Bobby nor Ree have much star power, though I did find Bobby to be a bit more compelling than Ree.”
At the very least, the episode gave Malin material to create a parody on her new blog, Rechelle Unplugged. It’s not nice to poke fun at people, but her satirical Twitter account, @PieNearWoman, falls right under the @FakeSarahPalin category. Plus, Malin has quite a comments section railing for or against her controversial obsession wtih Pioneer Woman.
Whatever they say about her, Drummond offered up the opportunity of a lifetime for a handful of bloggers in Oklahoma who got a great celebrity experience and some good eats out of the occasion.
In the epic match between Flay and Drummond? She won.