From a media release:
FOOD NETWORK STAR ANNA OLSON RETURNS WITH ‘FRESH’ NEW SERIES
Food Network Canada, together with Peace Point Entertainment Group proudly announced today the production of the new TV series, Fresh with Anna Olson, to premiere on Food Network Canada beginning in early 2008.
Les Tomlin, CEO of Peace Point Entertainment Group is pleased that Food Network came to him to produce a second Food Network series after their debut hit Food Jammers. “Anna is a one of Food Network’s biggest Canadian stars and the focus of this new series brings viewers into Anna Olson’s world. Fresh with Anna Olson has a two season order (26 X 30 minute episodes) that will see production continue until November”, says Tomlin. “Anna has been very generous and opened her turn-of-the-century country home and foodie world in Ontario’s Niagara Region to the production for shooting. It’s a unique chance for fans to get to know their favourite chef on a more personal level,” adds Vallery Hyduk, Head of Development at Peace Point.
Anna Olson’s previous studio-based show Sugar was produced by Alliance Atlantis and ran for five seasons on Food Network and has been sold to almost 60 countries including The United States, India, China, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Romania and Poland. And previous to Sugar, Kitchen Equipped another studio-based show ran for three seasons on the Food Network. The thirty-nine year old Anna Olson is also the owner of The Olson Foods and Bakery in the Niagara Falls region of Canada and author of three cookbooks.
Each episode of Fresh with Anna Olson, takes Anna out of the studio and into the comfort of her Niagara Region country home as she prepares delicious and accessible recipes around a special event and her personal mantra ‘eat fresh, eat local’. She’ll prepare three scrumptious recipes for special local events – all with the same clarity, ease and serenity that has made her a household name.
Discover the bounty and beauty of the Niagara Region as Anna gathers ingredients and becomes inspired by the wealth of fresh produce all around her – it’s the perfect environment to live her mantra “eat fresh, eat local”. Join Anna as she ventures out to meet her local foodie friends – from winemakers to farmers and everything in between. And finally, watch as her delicious dishes are served up for that special event – whether it’s a country wedding, gourmet picnic at a Wine Festival or Anna having a romantic evening with her husband and renowned chef, Michael Olson.