‘Guy’s Grocery Games’ glory: Blan resident cooks up winner – Wilmington News Journal

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BLANCHESTER — A native food blogger and cook took home some Food Network glory.

Heather Johnson of Blanchester was the winner of Wednesday’s episode of the Guy Fieri show “Guy’s Grocery Games” (“Triple G”). Johnson was considered one of 4 Fieri superfans chosen to compete on the episode.

“It was amazing. I can finally speak about it,” mentioned Johnson, whose voice was affected by the energetic watch get together. “It was so fun to hear people’s reactions … and to see them explode in response to the ending.”

Johnson — who operates the food weblog thefoodhussy.com — needed to maintain her win a secret for a very lengthy time, because the episode was filmed in January.

“It was so exhausting,” she mentioned. “If I slipped up I needed to cover it. Like ‘I won by being there.’ I’m not a great secret keeper.”

Johnson’s story was featured in Wednesday’s News Journal, prior to the airing of the show.

There have been two rounds in the episode. The first round noticed the four cook a inexperienced chili burger, with components of the recipes blocked out. The second round saw them picking a favourite recipe and cooking it. Johnson picked “Hunter’s Hero” which she described as a meatball sub.

In the end, she was the winner and collected a $20,000 prize. With that money, she mentioned on the show she was going to use it for a seaside trip. But seeing as she already had a seashore vacation this year, she’ll save it and put some of it into her business.

“But there is a beach in my future,” she added.

When requested about interactions with Fieri, she told the News Journal that Fieri is very much the man you see on digicam. One interplay she beloved was, when making the hero, she said to him she wished she obtained Fieri’s model of marinara sauce.

“He went and received his brand and brought it to me,” she mentioned. “I stated, ‘Thank you, sweetpea’ and he winked at me.”

When requested if she would do the show again, she replied, “Please bring me again. I’d return in a heartbeat.”

She’s now one of three Greater Cincinnati individuals to compete on the present, together with Kayla Robinson of Arnold’s Bar and Grill, and Christian Gill from Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey.

“I think they want to do a Cincinnati episode with the three of us,” she mentioned.

Heather Johnson, entrance left, set to compete within the televised cook-off.

The scene on the watch get together held Wednesday night time in Milford.

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

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