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Anna Olson

About Anna Olson

Originally born in Atlanta, Georgia, Anna grew up in Toronto, but made her way back to the U.S. to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University and work in Colorado and New Orleans. While initially trained in the world of savoury cooking, Anna is equally recognized for her abilities in the pastry kitchen, having worked as a professional pastry chef since the mid '90's. She is proud to call Niagara home, and has lived and cooked here for over 15 years.

Anna's culinary philosophy is based on a common-sense approach of cooking and baking with the seasons as well as respecting the ingredients, the technique and the process of sharing with others through food. Most of all, cooking and baking should be fun!

Shows featuring Anna Olson

Bake with Anna Olson

Bake with Anna Olson

Double-bill weekdays from 7 May at 5pm

Get your apron and mixing bowls ready, Anna Olson is back with a fresh new season of Bake with Anna Olson. From tea cakes to truffles, pastries to puddings, Anna is the master of demonstrating how to make tasty treats at home. Covering baking basics right up to expert dishes, Anna has the insider tips and tricks to the perfect pastries. Under her guidance, viewers can try their hands at making Greek spanakopita, pulling toffee, and even learning how to make some seriously tasty healthy treats like chocolate avocado mousse and Icelandic skyr cheesecake. So fire up the oven and get ready to get baking with Anna Olson!

Anna Olson: Fresh

Anna Olson: Fresh

Only the freshest ingredients will do for expert cook Anna Olson as she whips up some delicious dishes full of fantastic nutrition, perfect for filling up during spring. Anna takes on the essentials of dinner parties as she prepares a Mediterranean potato salad, succulent BBQ back ribs and grilled apricots. There’s always room for a tasty treat though, with Anna’s good friend getting married, she takes the opportunity to create a decadent four-tier white chocolate wedding cake with fresh berries and green fondant. With brighter days on the horizon, Anna relaxes by the beach with some incredible healthy fixings, like her roasted pepper and aubergine salad, a three-bean salad and mouth-watering paella. Then it’s time to end on a high note as Anna hosts a night of fun and games. Using local ingredients, she whips up quesadillas with bacon, vegetable chowder and caramel peanut popcorn. There are plenty of Anna’s fresh recipes to go round this May, only on Food Network.

Inspired with Anna Olson

Inspired with Anna Olson

Double-bill Fridays from 11 May at 8pm

Join celebrity chef Anna Olson as she takes an unforgettable culinary journey through the flavours of Southeast Asia. From the street-food stalls of Singapore to the high-end
restaurants of Hong Kong, Anna is out to discover the secrets to truly inspired local cuisine. Each episode will see Anna learning first-hand from an expert chef before taking
her new skills home to test in her own kitchen. First up, Anna tackles Filipino flavours before journeying to Singapore where she learns how to make some favourite family recipes. Then, Anna heads to Bangkok for some truly complex Thai cuisine before picking up a few classic Vietnamese dishes in Ho Chi Minh and mastering Asian techniques in Hong Kong. Come and get inspired on Food Network this spring – no passport required!

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