Canadian celebrity chef to promote her new show among fans in
Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Kuala Lumpur
SINGAPORE, 17 JUNE 2017– Asian Food Channel (AFC) welcomes Anna Olson to four cities in Southeast Asia as she promotes her new show Inspired with Anna Olson, premiering exclusively on AFC come Friday, 29 July at 9.00pm. The culinary icon will start her two week tour in Singapore from 8 July and travel onwards to Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Kuala Lumpur to get close and personal with fans from the region.
Inspired with Anna Olson has a total of 10 episodes and will feature Anna’s unforgettable culinary journey from street food stalls to high-end restaurants, to learn the secrets behind Asia’s best-loved signature dishes and then adapt the techniques, ingredients and flavors in her kitchen to create her own inspired dishes gathered from her travels.
During the first of Anna’s two part visit to Singapore, she meets and learns from Peranakan Chef Violet Oon, who shows Anna the cooking techniques and the rich heritage behind the preparation of Peranakan favorites such as Ayam Tempra (braised chicken) and Kaya Toast (coconut jam with butter on toast). Inspired by Ayam Tempra, Anna uses the technique of a one-pot braised dish with her Inspired Chicken Paprikash. Drawing parallels between the ginger and chili in Tempra and ground paprika in her dish.
“I have been so grateful to my AFC viewers for the support and interest they’ve had in my baking and cooking over the years. The making of Inspired with Anna Olson has been a phenomenal experience for me. It has deepened my respect for Asia’s diverse and deeply-rooted cultures. This is my opportunity to connect by sharing my sense of appreciation and wonder at the new cuisines and dishes I’ve been able to explore, across so many countries. The flavors from the region are so varied and intense, yet at the same time, so humble and heartwarming. I hope that viewers enjoy the show as much as I have had in making it.” said Anna.
AFC viewers and fans of Anna who wish to meet her can do so on 10 July, at Harvey Norman located in Millennia Walk, Level 1 between 2 to 5pm. Anna will be conducting a live demo in collaboration with Starhub Hubalicious. Be the first of 10 subscribers to register at www.starhub.com/hubablicious for an exclusive meet and greet with Anna Olson.
Anna’s emphasis is always on respecting the techniques, the ingredients, and the people she learned from, while finding new ways to use them. Anna is recognized internationally for many culinary television programs such as Bake with Anna Olson, Sugar and Fresh with Anna Olson, all previously aired on AFC.
In line with the program premiere, AFC will also stream ‘live’ the pilot episode of Inspired with Anna Olson on its website www.asianfoodchannel.com/inspiredwithannaolson
About the Asian Food Channel
Asian Food Channel (AFC) is the region’s leading food-focused channel that celebrates the unique Asian culinary experience with the added touch of global flavour. AFC entertains viewers with a range of local and international content from reality, lifestyle to travelogue program formats. It believes in celebrating the rich history and story behind Asia’s most beloved cuisines and continues to grow its library of originally produced Asian content, breaking boundaries with new and exciting programs such as Bake with Anna Olson, Family Kitchen with Sherson, The Amazing Food Challenge: Fun In The Philippines, Wonderful Indonesia Flavours and Fresh Off Japan. Online engagement for the channel website and Facebook page garners close to two million likes and continues to increase daily. Asian Food Channel is part of Scripps Networks Interactive, one of the world’s leading producers of lifestyle content. More information is available on www.asianfoodchannel.com or Facebook page www.facebook.com/asianfoodchannel
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