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Gusto TV shooting new original series Spice Secrets

Ottawa, Canada, February 24, 2022 – Gusto TV is excited to announce its newest original series, Spice Secrets (10×30). From seeds and roots to bark and fruits, Spice Secrets explores the unique and complex flavours that fill our spice racks.

Co-hosted by chefs Shahir Massoud and Jasmin Rose Ibrahim, the 10-episode project will feature a variety of spice applications, techniques and unexpected combinations. Each episode explores 3 to 4 spices from diverse cultures and locations around the globe. As our hosts share stories, spirited banter, and historical knowledge, the show reveals that a pinch of spice makes a world of difference!

“Spice Secrets turns everyday recipes into something special with a little bit of spice. The dishes balance common and uncommon spices, exciting aromas and an explosion of global flavours,” says Keren Jackman, Senior Producer at Gusto Worldwide Media. “Combine all that with the dynamic-duo of chefs Shahir Massoud and Jasmin Ibrahim, and you’ve got a fabulously spicy culinary journey!”

Gusto TV is an international food channel with exceptional production values and sophisticated storytelling. With hundreds of hours of proprietary content, Gusto TV offers a culturally diverse lineup that is a feast for the eyes and connects emotionally with viewers. Gusto TV’s award-winning titles can be viewed in English, Spanish and Mandarin across 160+ countries on 30+ different platforms. Check out the Watch Now page to access Gusto TV’s delicious culinary programming.

Shahir Massoud is best known as the former host of CBC’s The Goods, Man of the Kitchen, and Around the World in 8 Meals. He is a frequent guest on The Marilyn Denis Show and has appeared on Cityline, Breakfast Television, Your Morning, and the CW network. A graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto and the French Culinary Institute in New York., Shahir is the author of Eat, Habibi, Eat!, his first cookbook that explores modern Egyptian dishes.

Born in Ottawa, Jasmin Rose Ibrahim has explored the city as the Live Eye host on CTV Morning Live and proudly represents Lebanese Cuisine on Gusto TV’s One World Kitchen. Jasmin has produced and hosted Ottawa Experts and co-hosted numerous episodes of Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV. Additionally, Jasmin worked on the production team and modelled for CBC’s lifestyle show The Goods.

Food is the one true global language, and Gusto speaks all dialects.

About Gusto TV

Gusto TV is the world’s best food channel. From in-studio cooking series featuring creative recipes and dynamic hosts to fascinating documentary and reality series about food culture and sustainability, Gusto TV delivers a diverse mix of engaging and inspiring cooking programming that resonates globally. Gusto TV’s internationally acclaimed series include DNA Dinners, One World Kitchen, and Crate to Plate.

Media Contact for Gusto TV
Stephanie Swart – Marketing Manager



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