Gusto Premieres New Original series BONACINI’S ITALY and adds World-Renowned Chef Nigella Lawson to its Culinary Roster with NIGELLA: AT MY TABLE, June 4
— April 12, 2018
– From Gusto Worldwide Media, Canadian celebrity Chef and judge of CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA, Michael Bonacini stars in original series BONACINI’S ITALY –
– Acclaimed British gourmet Nigella Lawson comes to Gusto for the first time with her latest series, NIGELLA: AT MY TABLE –
TORONTO (April 12, 2018) – Gusto continues to pack its schedule with premium lifestyle programs featuring the most sought-after personalities with the premiere of all-new cooking series NIGELLA: AT MY TABLE and Gusto Worldwide Media’s BONACINI’S ITALY, beginning June 4.
Culinary superstar Nigella Lawson shares the food she cooks for family and friends in her latest, six-part series NIGELLA: AT MY TABLE, airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. A companion to her latest best-selling cookbook of the same name, the series celebrates home cooking and the food that makes people feel happy and welcome as they sit around a home cook’s table. Whether offering up her fresh take on familiar classics, or creating new dishes inspired by different cuisines, Nigella ensures that everyday eating is always pleasurable, with a minimum of fuss. Recipes include Parmesan French Toast, Herbed Leg of Lamb, and Beef and Aubergine Fatteh.
Following AT MY TABLE, viewers venture to Italy with MASTERCHEF CANADA’s Michael Bonacini as he showcases the country’s diverse and sumptuous fare in the premiere of Gusto’s latest original series, BONACINI’S ITALY. Airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m.ET, the 15-episode, half-hour series features Bonacini preparing unique and sophisticated dishes from specific regions across Italy including Seafood Couscous (Sicily), Mint Fava Bean Soup (Lazio), and Chickpea Flatbread (Liguria).
“Gusto is dedicated to delivering dynamic lifestyle programming that inspires and connects with its audience,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. “Tapping culinary influencers like Bonacini and Lawson is a no-brainer, and we’re thrilled to be able to add them to our premium lifestyle lineup this spring.”
NIGELLA: AT MY TABLE – Premieres Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET – New Series
In the first episode, Nigella shares new discoveries like her Turkish-inspired Eggs, as well as old-fashioned favourites including the aptly named Queen of Puddings. For a relaxed get- together around the table, Nigella rustles up a gloriously simple Chicken and Pea Traybake. For times of urgent need, there are her Emergency Brownies, and she finds a new use for a spiralizer.
Click here to view the premiere episode of NIGELLA: AT MY TABLE.BONACINI’S ITALY – Premieres Monday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET – Gusto Original Series
BONACINI’S ITALY is a new sophisticated food series featuring celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini as he cooks up diverse Italian cuisine. Set in a contemporary kitchen, Bonacini explores different regions of Italy by preparing dishes unique to each local tradition. In the premiere episode, Bonacini explores the region of Tuscany, creating delectable Tuscan dishes including Panzanella (tomato and bread salad), Gnudi con Ricotta e Spinaci (spinach ricotta gnudi), Peposo con Fagioli all’Ucelletto (peppered beef stew and beans in the style of small birds), and Pesce al Forno con Patate (baked sea bass with potatoes).
Click here to view the premiere episode of BONACINI’S ITALY.BONACINI’S ITALY is created by Chris Knight, President and CEO, Gusto Worldwide Media. Bell Media Production Executive is Danielle Pearson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
About Bell Media Original Programming Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About Gusto Worldwide Media Gusto Worldwide Media is the world’s leading producer of native 4K food and cooking programming, available for television and digital platforms. Our original content celebrates food in the most gorgeous way possible, taking viewers on culinary journeys while showcasing unique, talented chefs and home cooks from a range of backgrounds. Some of our popular titles include One World Kitchen, Fish the Dish, A is for Apple, The Urban Vegetarian, and The Latin Kitchen. In a genre dominated by food competition and contest programs, Gusto Worldwide Media stands out with visually stunning and engaging shows that inspire food lovers around the globe.
Gusto, Bell Media’s first food and lifestyle channel, features a delicious mix of creative cooking and food programming paired with exciting home renovation, travel, and lifestyle shows. Gusto features a menu of original Canadian series and specials produced in 4K including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH, as well as acquired series from stars such as Jamie Oliver and Martha Stewart. Gusto is distributed to more than five million households across Canada and is also available online at www.gustotv.com and on-demand via participating television service providers. Gusto is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.