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Art of Cooking

★★★★★

Art of Cooking Art of Cooking was a cooking show produced by Champlain Productions and hosted by chef Pol Martin out of Montreal. It aired locally before airing nationally on CTV for one season.

Original Airdates1974-1978
TypeSeries

Celebrity Cooks

★★★★½

Celebrity Cooks Bruno Gerussi was the host for this popular half-hour comedy and cooking show, which featured Canadian and international figures from the world of entertainment demonstrating their favourite recipes. Keith Large and Derek Smith of Initiative Productions produced the first series in Ottawa and Smith produced an additional series in Vancouver. Gary Dunfo ...

Original Airdates1975-1984
TypeSeries

Charcoal Chefs

Produced in Winnipeg, this summer series demonstrated barbeque cooking, with host George Knight and International Inn chef Fernie Kirouac. The CBC set up a mobile unit for this outdoors show.

Original Airdates1974-1978
TypeSeries

Cuisine

★★★★½

Cuisine went on the air in 1960 broadcasting out of Vancouver. The show aired for most of the 1960s. It was about food and cooking, presented by a different Vancouver home economist or culinary expert each week. In its second year, the program began an on-screen display of its recipes after requests from viewers. The show made a real effort to include i ...

AkaCuisine 30
Original Airdates1960- ?
TypeSeries

Entree to Asia

★★★★★

Entree to Asia Join host and chef Thomas Robson as he introduces us to the wonderful world of Asian cuisine. More than just a cooking show, this series examines the sites, sounds and cultures of the East.

Original Airdates1998
TypeSeries

Galloping Gourmet, The

★★★★½

Galloping Gourmet, The The Galloping Gourmet, a half-hour, weekday show, was the most popular cooking show of its time. It had originated on Australian television, and then moved to Canada, with Ottawa's CJOH-TV as its production base. Graham Kerr demonstrated the preparation of dishes that were exotic, but affordable and accessible. The key to the show's popularity, howev ...

Original Airdates1968-1972
TypeSeries

Hans in the Kitchen

Hans in the Kitchen German-born Hans Fread was Canadian television's first TV chef, hosting an 18-month weekly prime-time half hour cooking show on CBLT Toronto and then a 24-month series for CHCH-TV Hamilton. Fread also wrote a cooking column for the Toronto Telegram. The show was known as "Good Eating" for the first couple of weeks. Hans didn't stick to kitchen matte ...

AkaGood Eating
Original Airdates1953-1956
TypeSeries

Pots & Pans

★★★

Pots and Pans was of interest to obese early-risers. The show, offering exercises and tips on low-calorie cooking, was produced in Edmonton and conducted by Ian and his wife Judy Jamieson. The show also featured celebrity guests.

AkaPots and Pans
Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Table for Two

★★★

Table for Two When host Joanne Meral asks "What's cooking?" she may be addressing one of the 30 international renowned chefs who appear regularly on her television show, or she may be getting a surprising response from a wide range of TV and movie star guests. Joanne, the glamorous former fashion model with an "off-the-chart" I.Q. and a zesty sense of humour, has the ...

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Urban Peasant

★★★★

Urban Peasant Host James Barber blended mouth-watering dishes with his own unique brand of humour. Employing his philosophy that cooking should be fun, easy and enjoyable, James concocted affordable and accessible recipes from around the world with easy-to-find ingredients. Like any good chef, Barber abandoned the cookbook for fun and created his dishes from the soul ...

Original Airdates1989-1999
TypeSeries

What's Cooking

★★★½

What's Cooking What's Cooking aired mornings Monday to Friday on CTV. The hostess, Ruth Frames, who was a food specialist and author as well, served up creative cooking in a healthy half-hour of tempting dishes that combined low cost meal planning and nutritious food.

Original Airdates1978-1988
TypeSeries

What's for Dinner?

★★★½

What's for Dinner? A mixture of cooking tips and off-beat comedy, the show features chef Ken Kostick and his often-wacky sidekick, actress (and sous chef) Mary Jo Eustace as they cook fast meals in between trading banter and good-natured insults.

Original Airdates1995-2000
TypeSeries

Wok with Yan

★★★★½

Wok with Yan In Wok with Yan, chef Stephen Yan demonstrated how to cook oriental dishes with a wok. A kind of Galloping Gourmet of the 1980s, Yan achieved notoriety for his energy and ebullience and for the bad puns on the word, "wok," printed on his apron.

Original Airdates1980- ?
TypeSeries

Yan Can Cook

★★★★½

Not to be confused with Wok With Yan, Yan Can Cook was a Chinese cooking hosted my Martin Yan. Martin had filled in for a chef for a 12-minute spot on a local talk show on CFAC-TV in Calgary. The general manager of the station saw Yan in action and asked him to do a half-hour on his own. 130 shows per season were produced in Calgary and syndicated in ...

AkaYan Can
Original Airdates1978-1982
TypeSeries

Young Chefs, The

★★★★½

Jehane Benoit of Quebec who had already been teaching people about the joys of food preparation for 45 years turned her attention to beginners on The Young Chefs. Eager young apprentices on the program were Karim Kovacevich and Lisa Schwartz, both of Montreal. Each program was built around a specific subject and began with a nature study.

Original Airdates1976-1982
TypeSeries

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