Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag

“Wallner and Matisic’s easygoing performances have cultivated an audience that wants no-nonsense advice about merchandise. But their comedy is a bonus as they await the pass-or-fail remarks from the chef, who can only laugh.”
– Vancouver Province

In Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, the test-driving twosome from The Shopping Bags narrow their focus to the kitchen and put cookbooks to the test. In each episode, Anna and Kristina try out and review recipes, ingredients, appliances and food prep techniques to see if the average cook can re-create the beautifully-photographed meals. At the end of the show, a guest chef or food expert gives a final evaluation of the meal and Anna & Kristina decide if the cookbook really delivers the goods.

Premiered: September 2008
Length: 78 x 30’
Produced for W Network (Canada) and Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
Broadcaster: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
Distributor: Picture Box

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Awards & Nominations

2013 Leo Award Nominations

  • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Erin Redden, Stephani Roslowski (Episode: 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know)
  • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Mark Edwards (Episode: Mourad The New Moroccan)
  • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (Episode: 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know)
  • Best Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag (Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic, Heather Hawthorn-Doyle, Sheona Macdonald – producers)

2011 Gemini Award Nominations

  • Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series: Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag – Anna Wallner, Heather Hawthorn-Doyle, Kristina Matisic
  • Best Host(s) in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series: Kristina Matisic, Anna Wallner  (Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag episode: Marguerite Patten’s Best British Dishes)
  • Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series: Jordan Kawchuk, Erin Redden (Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag episode: Marguerite Patten’s Best British Dishes)

2010 Gemini Award Nominations

  • Best Host(s) in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series: Kristina Matisic, Anna Wallner  (Episode: Cowboy in the Kitchen)

2010 Leo Award Winners

  • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Jennifer Little (Episode: Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking)
  • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Carl Alcock (Episode: Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking)
  • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (Episode: Cowboy in the Kitchen)

2010 Leo Award Nomination

  • Best Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag

2009 Gemini Award Nomination 

  • Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series: Kristina Matisic, Anna Wallner (Episode: Mastering the Art of French Cooking)

2009 Leo Award Nominations 

  • Best Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag
  • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Michael Margolis (Mangoes and Curry Leaves)
  • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series (2 nominations): Carl Alcock (Episodes: Mastering the Art of French Cooking; Mangoes and Curry Leaves)
  • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (Episode: Mangoes and Curry Leaves)

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