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Food Network Canada Delves into Cheese: A Love Story, Hosted by the World’s Youngest Maître Fromager, Afrim Pristine

Corus Studios Original Docu-Series Cheese: A Love Story
Debuts June 9 at 8 p.m. ET

Stream the Series Live and On Demand with STACKTV or the Global TV App

TORONTO, May 10, 2021 – The creamy richness of Camembert, the smooth texture of fresh mozzarella, the oozy stream of melted raclette: arriving this summer, Food Network Canada and Corus Studios dive into the evolving world of cheese with food travel docu-series Cheese: A Love Story. Hosted by the world’s youngest Maître Fromager (Cheese Master), Afrim Pristine travels the globe exploring the most iconic cheese locations and hidden gems to get a deeper look at one of the world’s greatest, and most beloved foods. Cheese: A Love Story makes its debut on June 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Food Network Canada.

Afrim Pristine is Canada’s leading cheese expert, owner of the Cheese Boutique in Toronto, Ont., and has over 25 years of cheese experience. His passion and commitment to learning more about this magical food stems from his father and family business of 50 years. In this six-part series Cheese: A Love Story, Afrim embarks on a journey to meet up with the farmers, cheesemakers, shop owners, affineurs and chefs in Switzerland, France, Greece, Toronto, Quebec and British Columbia. In each episode, Afrim’s love of cheese only grows fonder as he gets an in-depth look at how each culture has made it their own. Throughout his excursions, he crosses paths with culinary pioneers including: Chuck Hughes (Le Bremner) and Michele Forgione (Chez Tousignant) in Quebec; Elia Herrera (Colibri) and Aiko Uchigoshi (Aburi Hana) in Toronto; and Wall of Chefs‘ Rob Feenie and Top Chef Canada Season 7 winner Paul Moran in British Columbia, and many more.

In the premiere episode airing Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET, Afrim starts his journey in Switzerland, where he meets with chefs, cheesemakers, vendors and a legendary affineur, Roland Salhi to learn the fine art of aging. In the home known for Gruyère, raclette, fondue, and the famous holey Swiss Emmental, Afrim learns firsthand how these classic cheeses stand the test of time and discovers the modern approaches the Swiss have innovated in the world of cheesemaking.

Follow #CheeseALoveStory #ProjectBakeover and for recipes and food inspiration all summer long, plus an exclusive in-depth look at the cheeses explored in the upcoming series Cheese: A Love Story visit foodnetwork.ca. Check back week-to-week for full episodes and new editorial content.

Talk to Food Network with Google Assistant

Food Network makes the most of the Google Assistance’s new features.

Thinking out loud about what you want to eat just became a lot more efficient when you’re on the go. Following the successful launch of Food Network’s action for the Google Assistant on Google Home devices, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is continuing to evolve Food Network’s experience to provide even better recipe inspiration thanks to the new features for the Google Assistant.

Food Network will take advantage of the new added visual and interactive options to make it faster and more fun experience. Simply say “Ok Google, talk to Food Network,” ask for a recipe by keyword or ingredient, and you will see and hear the responses from Food Network on the Google Assistant on your mobile device. Scrolling recipe carousels and preview cards make it easy to figure out what you’re in the mood for, with photos, descriptions, ingredients and ratings at your fingertips. Options to see more recipes will pop up beneath the image carousels for a quick way to keep the conversation going when you’re on the move. Once you have found the perfect dish, you can then click through to FoodNetwork.com and start cooking.

“With the Google Assistant’s added visual and mobile component, Food Network’s trusted recipes will be even easier to find and share by the hundreds of millions of mobile phone users,” said Liesel Kipp, vice president of product management for Scripps Lifestyle Studios, which handles Food Network’s digital ventures.

Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios’ Food Network action has been helping users interact with their favorite Food Network programs, find out what recipes are being cooked in the episodes they are watching, find out the programming schedule, and find a specific recipe by keyword, ingredient, show, or course. All recipes are housed on FoodNetwork.com and are curated by professionally-trained chefs, Food Network staff, and network personalities.

Content by Rachel Lodi

17 May 2017

HGTV, Food Network and other fan favorites take to the skies with Delta

delta-iiLaunched on January 1st, 2017 as part of Delta Studio’s industry-leading in-flight entertainment collection, content from HGTV and Food Network is now available free of charge to all Delta customers on two-class aircraft.Travel Channel content will also be available this spring. Using the convenient seatback touchscreen system or the Gogo Entertainment in-flight streaming app available on iOS or Android devices, Delta passengers can supplement their drinks and snacks with episodes of Fixer Upper, Chopped, Property Brothers, Kids Baking Championship and more.

We’ve all felt that strange feeling after switching a phone to airplane mode before takeoff, but this exciting new partnership means HGTV and Food Network fans will never be disconnected from their favorite home and food content when they travel with Delta.

Delta customers will soon take flight with HGTV’s dynamic — and identical-twin — home renovation duo the Scott brothers and everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George. Exciting new content is making its debut on Delta Studio, including selections from Refinery29, Disney XD, Hulu and Food Network.

Here is the full list of the airline’s new in-flight entertainment partners:

  • Hulu  – Catch up on current-season episodes of original premium series, including The Mindy Project and the Emmy-nominated East Los High. Coming later in 2017 will be the can’t-miss TV event 11.22.63from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, the Golden Globe-nominated comedy series Casual, the critically-acclaimed comedy series Difficult Peopleand the compelling drama series The Path.
  • Refinery29 – This curated selection of original series features a variety of trusted and relatable personalities and runs the gamut of women’s interests, including lifestyle, fashion, comedy, sports, and more. From living on a budget in NYC with Try Living with Lucie to exploring Tokyo’s Harajuku fashion subculture with Style Out There to makeup tutorials and style tips with Dear LA with Jenn Im, Refinery29 inspires women to pursue a more independent, stylish and informed life.
  • WNYC Studios – Listen to podcast episodes from WNYC Studios including Radiolab,Freakonomics Radio, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and Snap Judgment.
  • Every Day Networks  – Every Day Networks serves intersecting communities of people with a passion for travel, entrepreneurship and sports. Check out Fuel TV for action sports, Business Rockstars for startup and entrepreneurial advice and PlanesTrains+Automobiles for global travel and lifestyle content.
  • Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels – Set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the Star Wars saga with action-packed animated adventures featuring the crew of the starship Ghost. Season 2 and the first four episodes of Season 3 are currently available.
  • Curious George & Curious World – Delta has partnered with global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and NBC Universal to bring Curious George to young passengers and their families, along with several original STEM-themed series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s early learning content service, Curious World. The series include A Rhino Named Paul, Let’s Go To Work and Superpower Heroes. Each episode contains lessons in science, math, engineering and technology with proven impact supporting STEM curriculum.
  • Food Network – Fill up on all your foodie favorites, including Chopped and Kids Baking Championship.
  • property-brothers-and-deltaHGTV – Get home design, decorating and remodeling ideas with hit shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop.
  • Headspace – Headspace offers guided and unguided meditations, animations and videos teaching users the skills of meditation and mindfulness. Tune into a variety of content geared towards air travel, including ways to help calm anxious fliers and conquer jet lag.
  • HowStuffWorks’ Stuff You Should Know
  • CNN’s Great Big Story
  • Defy Media/original series from SMOSH, ScreenJunkies and Clevver
  • The Harlem Globetrotters

Content provided by HGTV and Delta Airlines.

Food Network Casting Call “Clash of the Grandmas”

Food Network is on the hunt for Grandmothers to battle it out in a fun cooking throw down!

Food Network Clash of the GrandmasIf you or your favorite grandmother whips up  a magnificent signature dish, from tasty entrees to delectable desserts, Food Network wants to hear from you.

The most delicious network on television is looking for  the wit of Betty White and the skills of Betty Crocker.  This is your chance to prove that your favorite recipes can stand the test of time.

Now Casting:  “Clash of The Grandmas,” a cooking competition show looking for fun, vivacious grandmothers to battle it out in a fun cooking throw down for the Food Network. Casting producer states: “Four grandmas enter, but only one will emerge as champion in Clash of the Grandmas. Whatever grandma says or does is culinary law, and in this competition, four grandma super-cooks will prove they have what it takes to put together the most delicious meal imaginable. Our judges will determine which granny’s comfort food is worth $10,000.

To nominate a grandma that you know or to apply for the show, email grandmothercasting@leg-corp.com with location (city, state) in the subject line and include the following:

1.) Your and/or your nominee’s name,

2.) Contact info for you and/or nominee (phone number, email address),

3.) Your or nominee’s occupation (or former occupation, if retired),

4.) Your or nominee’s location (city/state),

5.) Description of you or your nominee’s cooking or chef experience, cooking style, signature dishes and why you believe that you or your nominee would be perfect for this show!

6.) Attach photos of you/nominated grandma (including photos with the kids and/or grandkids and photos of her food if possible)

What we know so far:

The first episode will likely air in November  and specific judges have not yet been confirmed.

One-hour competition

Applicants should have their own “signature dishes” – something they do better than anyone with their own special twist! Family favorites, family recipes, innovative new dishes – all should apply!

Stay tuned, we will post updates as they roll in.


Quick and Dirty Game Day Foods

Football frenzied crowds are a festive lot to feed and making sure that everyone is satisfied with both quantity and flavor can be a tough task.  If time is an issue this weekend, we have you covered.  While my motto is, fresh and local whenever possible, reality is, it’s not always possible and there are times when quick and dirty is what will get the job done.

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls by Aaron McCargo Jr. for Food Network.  If you are like me and an urge to throw a party at the spur of the moment hits you, tossing together a last minute menu can be quite the magic trick.  This is a great recipe because most of the prep work has already been completed by your neighborhood deli or supermarket.  Ingredients list; Store bought rotisserie chicken, hot sauce, black pepper, sharp cheddar, scallions, flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, lemon and garlic.  This is 30 minutes start to finish and is a fantastic game day finger food.  Full Recipe and Method here

Delicious Game Time Margarita

Delicious Game Time Margarita

Tin Can Margaritas by Emeril Lagasse for Food Network.  Yes, I am staying with the Food Network crew for this one.  Emeril is one of my favs and I love this quick and no fuss recipe for a bit of a twist on the one of my front runner tequila picks.  Ingredients list; Lime, can of frozen limeade, tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and ice.  Full Recipe and Method here

Beer Cheese Spread  Photo: William Dickey

Beer Cheese Spread
Photo: William Dickey

Beer Cheese Spread by Southern Living.  When you head to the market for your rotisserie chicken grab a few boxes of crackers for this spirited spread.  Whip it up quickly, cover, chill for two hours and get to work on the next menu item.  Ingredients list; Cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, hot sauce, ground pepper, bottle of amber beer and a thyme sprig.  Full Recipe and Method here



There are more game day favorites at the links provided here. 

Game-Day Appetizers & Finger Foods

Bloody Mary

Game-Day Menu; Baby Back Ribs & Bloody Mary’s

Game Weekend Brunch

Playoff Weekend Margaritas

Football Fever; Let’s raise a glass, or three!