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TASTY AWARDS Nominees Announced

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San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 9 —The 2nd Annual TASTY AWARDS, the premier awards show celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, and Online, is pleased to announce the Nominees for the upcoming awards show in Hollywood.

Jamie Oliver, Tyler Florence, Average Betty, Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef, Project Runway, Style.com and Guy Fieri lead the awards finalists with several nominations each. Hosted by food and travel television star Zane Lamprey of Travel Channel and HDNet fame, the two-hour red carpet event takes place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on January 13th, and will be filmed for later broadcast.

The show features a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including Tanya Holland (Cooking Channel, Food Nework), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Nathan Lyon (Fit TV, Discovery Health, PBS, Food Network), and Bobby Bognar (History Channel), along with newcomers such as Candice Kumai (Lifetime, Bravo’s Top Chef), Brian Boitano (Food Network), Daniel Green (ShopNBC), Luciene Salomone (WE tv), Amy Paffrath (E! Entertainment Television), Jeannie Mai (Style Network), Kevin Roberts (TLC), Peter Ishkhans (Style Network), Aida Mollenkamp (Food Nework, Cooking Channel), and more.

Special Achievement Awards have been announced for Niecy Nash, Gordon Ramsay, Mario Batali, Joan Rivers, Tyra Banks, Ryan Seacrest, Cat Cora, Heidi Klum, Martha Stewart, and Gail Simmons, among others.

The viewer appetite and response to food and style programs has surged over the last decade, making them some of the most watched and sponsored video content. The Tasty Awards spotlight the year’s best achievements in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on television, in film, and on the web.

The following are several of the nominees and categories for the 2011 Tasty Awards. To participate in the Viewers Choice voting starting November 15th, or for a full list of nominees, please go to www.TastyAwards.com, as well as get updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TastyAwards

Best Drink or Beverage Program: Television

Drink Up with Darryl Robinson
The Winemakers
Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey
Wine & Dine with Mastro

Best Drink or Beverage Program: Web

12 Second Cocktails
Art of the Drink
Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau
Mixology
Thirsty Girl TV
Wine Library TV

Best Food Program: Television

America’s Test Kitchen
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Good Eats
No Reservations
Top Chef
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Best Food Program: Web

Average Betty
CHOW.com
Aarti Parti
The Culinary Institute of America
Working Class Foodies
Jamie Oliver Recipes

Best Food Travel Series: Television

Avec Eric (Eric Ripert)
Bizarre Foods
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
The Great Food Truck Race
No Reservations
Throwdown With Bobby Flay

Best Food Travel Series: Web

CMN Travels-Culinary Media Network
Working Class Foodies
The Hungry Pedaler
Vegan Hotspot
Without Borders
Savoring the Best of World Flavors: World Culinary Arts Series

Best Reality Series: Food or Drink

The Great Food Truck Race
The Next Food Network Star
Top Chef
Iron Chef America
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Top Chef Masters

Best Food or Drink Video Podcast

Avec Eric (Eric Ripert)
Average Betty
Epicurious
Farmers’ Market Gourmet
Simply Ming
Working Class Foodies

Best Home Chef in a Series

Average Betty
Working Class Foodies
What Would Brian Boitano Make?
Food Wishes
Barefoot Contessa
Down Home with the Neelys

Best Chef in a Series

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Throwdown With Bobby Flay
Mexico – One Plate at a Time
Good Eats
Barefoot Contessa
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef

Best Fashion or Design Program : Television

America’s Next Top Model
Kimora, Life in the Fab Lane
Project Runway
The Rachel Zoe Project
What Not To Wear

Best Fashion or Design Program : Web

Cool Hunting
Fashion TV
Ford Models TV
Style.com
Vogue TV
Fashion Network

Best Reality Series: Fashion or Design

America’s Next Top Model

What Not to Wear
Kimora, Life in the Fab Lane
Project Runway
The Rachel Zoe Project
Say Yes to the Dress

Best Fashion or Design Video Podcast

Ford Models TV
Style.com
ThreadBanger, D.I.Y. Fashion & Style
Vogue TV
Gucci
The Fashion Network

Best Home Decor and Design Program : Television

Home Made Simple
Curb Appeal: The Block
HGTV Green Home 2010
HGTV Design Star
Divine Design

Best Mobile / Apps / Out of Home Series

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Working Class Foodies
Top Chef
Food Network Nighttime iPad App
Gourmet Live iPad App
New York Times iPad App

Best City or Regional Program

A Taste of New York
About.com
Check Please, Bay Area
Check Please, Chicago
dineLA
Savory Cities

Best Branded Program

Cooking.com
Cuisinart
H&M Fashion Video
Kraft Cooking School
Luxury Explorer TV
Target Frugalista

Best Newspaper or Magazine Program

Bon Appetit
Cook’s Country
Food and Wine Magazine
LA Times
New York Times Food
New York Times the Minimalist with Mark Bittman

Best New Series

MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay
Top Chef: Just Desserts
FoodCrafters
The Great Food Truck Race
Cupcake Wars
Private Chefs of Beverly Hills

Best Single Topic Series

Cake Boss
Simply Ming
Mexico – One Plate at a Time
Cupcake Wars
Vegan a go-go
Top Chef: Just Desserts

Best Comedy Series

Bizarre Foods
The Dish
Jolene Sugarbaker: The Trailer Park Cooking Show
Tiki Bar TV
Drinking Made Easy
Average Betty

Best Critic or Review Series

Check Please, Bay Area
Savory Cities
The Naked Wine Show
The Cooks Plate
Average Betty
Wine Library TV

Best Green or Organic Program

Vegan Hotspot
Cooking Up a Story
HGTV Green Home 2010
Vegan a go-go
Chefs A’Field
Fresh Food Fast with Emeril Lagasse

Best Film or Documentary – Food & Fashion

Eat Pray Love
Soul Kitchen
Kings of Pastry
Beer Wars
Haute Couture: A Fashion Documentary
Fresh the Movie

A limited quantity of TASTY Awards event tickets are now available on a first come basis. For details, go to www.TastyAwards.com

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