Gusto Glistens with a Festive Line-Up of Original Programming This Holiday Season

— December 3, 2018

– Gusto premieres holiday original specials BONACINI’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS, SPENCER’S BIG HOLIDAY and four FLOUR POWER specials –
– Culinary superstar Nigella Lawson returns to Gusto for the holiday season with a new holiday special –

TORONTO (December 3, 2018) – Celebrate the holidays on Gusto with a festive lineup of programming, including six, all-new Gusto original specials BONACINI’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS, SPENCER’S BIG HOLIDAY, and four FLOUR POWER specials. Heartwarming one-hour holiday special, BONACINI’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS features Chef Michael Bonacini as he explores five regions of Italy to share some of his favourite Italian holiday meals. Airing Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET, this all-new Gusto original special guides viewers through an Italian Christmas Eve dinner, showcasing delectable dishes like Salt Cod Mousse on Polenta Crostini, Pork Braised in Milk, and a classic Italian dessert, Espresso Zabaglione with Toasted Panettone. Chef Spencer Watts serves up some of his favourite holiday meals, treats, and drinks in the Gusto original special, SPENCER’S BIG HOLIDAY, premiering Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET.  Whether it’s a festive family brunch, a fancy holiday dinner party, or a New Year’s Eve cocktail mixer, Watts has the tips and tricks to ensure that everyone sails through the hectic holiday season with style. FLOUR POWER offers four 30-minute original holiday specials this season, kicking off with the back-to-back premieres of FLOUR POWER: TWISTS ON THE CLASSICS and FLOUR POWER: THANKSGIVING beginning at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 10; followed by FLOUR POWER: BIG WOW DESSERTS and FLOUR POWER: EDIBLE GIFTS, beginning at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 17. Culinary superstar Nigella Lawson escapes to the countryside this season with the Gusto premiere of NIGELLA’S CHRISTMAS TABLE, on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET. Against a backdrop of crackling log fires and sparkling lights, Lawson shares festive flavours and tips for relaxed entertaining. Returning to Gusto this season is MICHAEL BONACINI’S CHRISTMAS AT THE FARM, airing on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET. In this festive one-hour holiday special, celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini cooks up comforting dishes and homey Christmas flavours. For a complete list of Gusto’s holiday programming, click here.

About Gusto Worldwide Media:
Gusto Worldwide Media is the world’s leading producer of native 4K food and cooking programming, available for television and digital platforms. Our original content celebrates food in the most gorgeous way possible, taking viewers on culinary journeys while showcasing unique, talented chefs and home cooks from a range of backgrounds. Some of our popular titles include One World Kitchen, Fish the Dish, A is for Apple, The Urban Vegetarian, The Latin Kitchen, Spencer’s BIG 30, Watts on the Grill, and Bonacini’s Italy. Gusto Worldwide Media stands out with visually stunning and engaging shows that inspire food lovers around the globe. In 2013, Gusto Worldwide Media launched the linear pay-tv channel, Gusto TV. In 2016, Bell Media launched the premium life style channel Gusto, anchored by Gusto TV’s productions. In 2018, Gusto Worldwide Media launched Gusto TV in Singapore and the US, with more rollouts to come.

About Gusto:
Gusto, Bell Media’s first food and lifestyle channel, features a delicious mix of creative cooking and food programming paired with exciting home renovation, travel, and lifestyle shows. Gusto features a menu of original Canadian series and specials produced in 4K including SPENCER’S BIG 30, WATTS ON THE GRILL, FLOUR POWER, and FRESH MARKET DINNERS as well as acquired series from stars such as Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver and Martha Stewart. Gusto is distributed to more than five million households across Canada and is also available online at and on-demand via participating television service providers. Gusto is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.



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