Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taste Awards Honor Andrew Zimmern as Tastemaker of the Year

The 4th Annual Taste Awards, which honors the best in Food, Fashion and lifestyle programs on TV, film, online and radio, announced this year's award winners.
Winners were announced via livestream and will receive their awards at the Taste Awards Red Carpet gala and reception in Los Angeles on January 17.

The awards are voted on by a number of food writers, bloggers and industry people from across the country.  In fact, was on the judging panel for the awards in 2010.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT Honoree Awards were announced for Andrew Zimmern [Tastemaker of the Year], Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay [Pioneer Award], Vice Munchies, Cook Taste Eat, Hungry Channel, Tasted Channel [Kikkoman Breakout Foodies of the Year], About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (HBO),, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo), Styled By June (VH1) [Breakout Fashionistas of the Year], The WIGS Channel [Breakout Storytellers of the Year], Marcus Samuelsson [Outstanding Vision], Fabio Viviani, Joe Ciminera [Outstanding Passion], Jiro Dreams of Sushi [Outstanding Inspiration], Nadia G [Outstanding Entertainer], Chicagolicious (Style), Shahs of Sunset (Bravo), Cooking with Dog [Guilty Addiction of the Year], Laura in the Kitchen, the Naked Wine Show, Small Screen Network [Great Taste], House of Style (MTV) [Stylemaker of the Year], "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier", and "The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook" [Outstanding Enhanced eBook].

Best Drink or Beverage Program - Classy Ladies with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark (The Cooking Channel / National Picture Show Co.)
Best Food Program: Television - America's Test Kitchen (America's Test Kitchen, LLC)
Best Food Travel Series: Television - Around the World in 80 Plates (Bravo Media/Magical Elves)
Best Food Travel Series: Web - Classy Ladies with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark (The Cooking Channel / National Picture Show Co.)
The Kikkoman Award for Best Reality Series: Food or Drink - Top Chef (Bravo Media/Magical Elves)
Best Fashion or Design Program: Television - What Not to Wear (Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC)
Best Reality Series: Fashion, Design or Home Decor - What Not to Wear (Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC)
Best Green or Organic Program - food. curated. (food. curated.)
Best City or Regional Program - Check Please, Bay Area (KQED Public Television)
Best New Series - Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence (Joanne Weir Productions)
Best Single Topic Series - Best Thing I Ever Ate (Authentic Entertainment)
Best Chef in a Series - Top Chef Masters (Bravo Media/Magical Elves)
Best Travel Program - Rick Steves (Rick Steves)
Best Home Decor and Design Program, presented by Ferrara Flame - Flipping Out (Authentic Entertainment)
Best Ethnic Program - Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless (Frontera Media / Luminair Media)
Best Health & Fitness Program - Bikini Lifestyles featuring the Bikini Chef Susan Irby (Pink Bikini Productions, LLC)
Best Branded Video Promotion or Campaign - Average Betty / Idaho Potatoes (Average Betty)
Best Mobile Apps - How to Cook Everything (Mark Bittman, Culinate, Inc.)  
Best Beauty Program - How Do I Look? (Style Network)


Best Food Program: Web - Food Wishes (Food Wishes Video Recipes)
Best Home Chef in a Series - Food Wishes (Food Wishes Video Recipes)
Best Film or Documentary - The American Chef (A&E Networks / Warner Hanson Television)
Best Food or Drink Radio Broadcast - America's Test Kitchen (America's Test Kitchen, LLC)
Best Fashion or Design: Web Program or Video - Fashion News Live (RLG Productions)
Best Comedy - Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen (b360 media)
A full list of Award Winners, Honorees, and Nominees, plus event photos and coverage, can be seen on the site, Congratulations to all Nominees, Honorees and Award Winners!

1 comment:

Bruce said...

re: Best Comedy award...I met Nadia at the WFC in Vegas. She is nothing like her show would indicate, She is a very warm and considerate person.