Tough Cookies

Food Network Canada is serving up a generous helping of the best in entertaining programming this fall beginning on August 29th with 25 new series and seasons.  

Internationally renowned celebrity chef Jamie Oliver rescues viewers’ busy weeknight dinners with his brand new series, Jamie’s Meals In Minutes.  

Wednesday nights have never been sweeter as cake ‘Ace’ Duff Goldman uncovers America’s most delectable desserts in his new series Sugar High, followed by two sisters who manage a bustling New Jersey cookie company in Tough Cookies.  

In Thursday night’s new food travel series, Crave, San Diego food critic Troy Johnson sheds light on how his favourite foods are made, the history and science behind them and why they’re so popular.  

The night heats up with Aarón Sanchez (Chefs vs. City) and Roger Mooking’s (Everyday Exotic) new series Heat Seekers, in which the two scour America’s most fiery dishes.  

Later this fall, everyday Canadians with extraordinary recipes have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the next President’s Choice® sensation in the brand new Canadian original competitive reality series, Recipe to Riches.  

Premiering Wednesday, October 19, Recipe to Riches features host Jesse Palmer (The Bachelor) and three judges, celebrity chef Laura Calder (French Food at Home), food scientist Dana McCauley, and marketer Tony Chapman, who determine who will win the grand prize of $250,000 making the journey from recipe … to riches!

Returning for new seasons are 19 Food Network favourites including smash hits: Restaurant: Impossible; Chopped; Dinner Party Wars; The Great Food Truck Race; The Best Thing I Ever Ate; Eat St.; Diners, Drive-ins and Dives; Chuck’s Day Off; Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef.

 

Brand New Series:

 

Jamie’s Meals In Minutes (40×30)

(North American Broadcast Premiere) 

Weekdays at 5pm ET/2pm PT beginning August 29

If you love food and have hungry mouths to feed when you get home after a long day, then allow international celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to introduce you to a revolutionary way of cooking. In Jamie’s Meals in Minutes, he’ll show you how to make a complete meal in the time you’d normally spend on one dish. In this series, Jamie’s style of cooking is all about using every minute wisely, having fun and reclaiming your kitchen for the job it was meant for. Once you start cooking this way, you’ll never look back. 

 

Sugar High (6x30min)

(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning August 31

In this brand new series, famed cake ‘Ace’ Duff Goldman leaves his bakery behind and takes a sweet road trip on a mission to find the best desserts in America, from baked Alaska to Boston cream pie. Duff goes to the locals of each city to find out where they eat when they’ve got a sugar craving and then meets the people behind the nation’s best desserts, getting the scoop on the history of the recipe and the behind-the-scenes magic of how it is made. 

 

Tough Cookies (6x30min)

(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET/PT beginning August 31

The only thing more popular than the Jersey Shore beach in New Jersey are the cookies at Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company. There’s never a dull moment with this loving, squabbling, multi-generational family. Sisters Susan and Linda try to keep everything running smoothly – but with lines out the door, phones ringing off the hook, and family members who create more problems than solutions, they’ll need to work their tails off to keep these cookies from crumbling.

 

Crave (9x30min)

(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning September 1

There’s no doubt about it, Crave host Troy Johnson is obsessed with food. As a food critic and journalist in San Diego, he is constantly surrounded by culinary wonders. He’ll travel anywhere and try anything in pursuit of a new gastronomic passion. Troy’s expeditions shed light on how a particular dish or trend started, how it’s made, the science behind it, and even the loyal people who are nuts about the flavour – just like him. Troy doesn’t stop until he fully uncovers every one of his newest food obsessions. 

 

Heat Seekers (8x30min)

(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT beginning September 1

For chefs Aarón Sanchez (Chefs vs. City) and Roger Mooking (Everyday Exotic), Heat Seekers is a tongue-testing odyssey to discover the most deliciously spicy food across the country – and to figure out why these dishes are so fun to eat. They discover the secrets of spicy dishes of all kinds – from Mexican to Korean to Indian cuisine – and then subject themselves to a test of who can handle the heat. The results are either tears of laughter or tears of pain – usually both. 

 

Recipe to Riches (8x60min)

(World Broadcast Premiere)

Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning October 19

In this new competitive reality series, everyday Canadians with extraordinary recipes battle for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their recipe chosen as the next President’s Choice® sensation.  Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition is judged by a panel of experts including Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director at Janes Family Foods.  

 

New Seasons of Returning Favourites:

 

Ten Dollar Dinners (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT beginning August 30

 

Restaurant: Impossible (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning August 30

 

Chopped (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning August 30

 

Dinner Party Wars (World Broadcast Premiere)

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning August 31

 

Cupcake Wars (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT beginning August 31

 

The Great Food Truck Race (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 1

 

The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 1

 

Food Safari (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Fridays at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT beginning September 2

 

Eat St. (World Broadcast Premiere)

Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 2

 

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 2

 

The Opener (World Broadcast Premiere)

 Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 2

 

Top Chef (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) 

Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning September 12

 

Chuck’s Day Off (World Broadcast Premiere)

Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT beginning September 12

 

Iron Chef America (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 12

 

Giada at Home (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Mondays at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT beginning September 26

 

5 Ingredient Fix (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT beginning October 3

 

Mexican Made Easy (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT beginning October 5

 

Barefoot Contessa (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT beginning October 6

 

The Next Iron Chef (Canadian Broadcast Premiere)

Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning October 31