In every episode of Surreal Gourmet Bob arrives in his iconic Toastermobile and prepares a high-concept, multi-course, surreal meal for a group of food enthusiasts. From an all-flambé dinner at a fire hall to an all-pink meal served to a group of ballerinas, Bob dishes up his unique version of fun and flavor.
The show became an iconic series during the formative years of Food Network Canada, and went on to win two Gemini’s (Canada’s Emmy Award).
Original air dates: 2000 – 2005 (75 half-hour episodes)
In every episode of Glutton For Punishment Bob has five days to learn a particularly daunting, physically challenging, food-related skill. Then on the fifth day, he is thrown to the wolves and has to compete in a professional competition, or rise to the occasion of a particular challenge. Over the course of the five seasons of globetrotting, Bob tore his lateral meniscus, (which required 2 surgeries), had an near death, on-camera experience, and broke or established seven food-related Guinness World Records.
Original air dates: 2006 – 2011 (55 half-hour episodes)
In World’s Weirdest Restaurants, Bob goes on a global quest in search of the weirdest, wackiest, jaw-dropping dining experiences the world has to offer. Each episode showcases four of the world’s wildest, most eccentric, off-the wall restaurants. Whether it’s an eclectic environment, a quirky food focus, or a high-concept theme, Bob immerses himself with wide-eyed enthusiasm.
Original air dates: 2013, 2014 (30 half-hour episodes)
TLC, the broadcaster for Bob’s shows in Southeast Asia, put together this video montage of all three of Bob’s series.
Bob has made several visits to the set of The Social, CTV’s mid-afternoon, weekday show. In this segment, he prepares a dish for each of the show’s four hosts from an ingredient they have always hated. Can he help them learn to love it?
In this video, shot in Bob’s own kitchen, Bob attempts to make a fresh pasta from scratch in less time than his friend can heat up a can of Spaghetti-O’s.
A zero-waste demonstration.