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9th Annual TASTE Awards Finalists Nominees Announced

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The 9th Annual TASTE AWARDS are proud to announce

The General Finalist Nominees, and Viewers Choice Finalist Nominees.

Award Winners of selected categories will be announced in February 2018, and along with the remaining award winners including Viewers Choice  categories receive their honors in late March 2018 at a Red Carpet Awards celebration in Los Angeles.

The Red Carpet awards event featured a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters.

More details at www.TheTasteAwards.com

celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters.

SEE BELOW THE GENERAL AWARD CATEGORY FINALISTS, and VIEWERS CHOICE FINALISTS.

Finalists and Honorees are selected primarily from work and content broadcast between October 2016 and October 2017, including public and media screenings.


GENERAL CATEGORY AWARD NOMINEES

BEST DRINK OR BEVERAGE PROGRAM ONLINE

Broadway Bartender
Papermeal Series Two
Wine for Normal People
Wine Oh TV

BEST DRINK OR BEVERAGE PROGRAM ON TELEVISION

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
The 3 Julias on 30A Television
Wine Oh TV

BEST FOOD PROGRAM: TELEVISION

Ellie’s Real Good Food
Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen Cooking Show & Lifestyle Series
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
P. Allen Smith’s – Garden Style
Simply Ming
The Urban Vegetarian
Top Chef Season 14

BEST REALITY SERIES

Cheryls Home Cooking
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
SCRAPS
The Wiseguy Kitchen Show
Top Chef Canada

BEST CHEF IN A SERIES

A Queen In The Kitchen
Andrew Zimmern Cooks
Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen Cooking Show & Lifestyle Series
Kitchen 90210
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Simply Ming

BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES TELEVISION

Food Markets – Palermo / Ballarò
I Hart Food
Lucky Chow
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
SCRAPS
The Zimmern List
Twice As Good

BEST FASHION FILM

Herod’s Daughter
Little Stories
Proclamation Punctuation
Teatime Ponderer
The Flower Of Life

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FERRARA FLAME AWARD FOR BEST BRANDED CONTENT

Caroline Artiss – Simply Beautiful Food
Gather Here
Growing a Greener World
Killian Wells – Blue Dream (Presented by Xyrena)
Model Diaries
Ms. Candy Blog
P. Allen Smith’s – Homegrown Seed Collection
The Navigator’s Table, Series 2

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Living with Phyllis “THE MO’ JAZZ FEST”
Louisiana Eats: Stories From The Back Of The House
The Oyster Farmers
Top Chef Season 14
Twice As Good

BEST GREEN OR ORGANIC PROGRAM, SERIES OR FILM

Food Markets – Palermo / Ballarò
Growing a Greener World
Healthy Voyager TV
Jazzy Vegetarian
SCRAPS
The Oyster Farmers
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

BEST NEW SERIES

Baking with Toddlers
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio
Gown and Out in Beverly Hills
hot for food
I Hart Food
Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen Cooking Show & Lifestyle Series
The Feast Podcast
The Latin Kitchen
The Urban Vegetarian
Weekends with Yankee

BEST SINGLE TOPIC SERIES

A Queen In The Kitchen
Baking with Toddlers
California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon
Entertaining with Beth
Food Markets – Palermo / Ballarò
Kitchen 90210
P. Allen Smith’s – Garden Style
Recipes for a Sweet Life/ Julia M Usher’s YouTube Channel
Wine Oh TV

BEST TRAVEL PROGRAM

Curious Traveler
Eat Like a Local with Kelley Ferro
Food Markets – Palermo / Ballarò
Healthy Voyager TV
Lucky Chow
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
SCRAPS
Strictly Dumpling
The Navigator’s Table, Series 2
Twice As Good
Weekends with Yankee

BEST PODCAST

All in the Industry (Heritage Radio Network)
California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio
Connoisseur’s Corner with Jordan Rich
Earth Eats
Kitchen Chat – The Chew’s Carla Hall
The Feast Podcast
Wine for Normal People
Wine Road Podcast — The Wine, When, and Where of Northern Sonoma County

BEST KIDS PROGRAMS, FILMS OR DOCUMENTARIES

Baking with Toddlers
Kitchen Little
Masha Time!
Smartee Plate: Teddy Finds Her Balance
Twice As Good

BEST INSTRUCTIONAL WEB SERIES

A Queen In The Kitchen
Broadway Bartender
Caroline Artiss – Simply Beautiful Food
P. Allen Smith’s – Homegrown Seed Collection
Recipes for a Sweet Life/ Julia M Usher’s YouTube Channel
Struggle Meals
The Edgy Veg
The Trailer Park Cooking Show With Jolene Sugarbaker

BEST INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

A is for Apple
Curious Traveler
Eat Like a Local with Kelley Ferro
Fish the Dish
One World Kitchen
The Latin Kitchen
The Urban Vegetarian
Top Chef Canada
Vincenzo’s Plate

BEST HEALTH & FITNESS PROGRAM (Food & Diet)

Ellie’s Real Good Food
Healthy Voyager TV
hot for food
Jazzy Vegetarian
P. Allen Smith’s – Garden Style
Smartee Plate: Teddy Finds Her Balance
Un-Inflame Me: Reversing the American Diet & Lifestyle

“OFFICIAL SELECTION”: BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OR DOCUMENTARY

42 Grams (a documentary film)
Craving Cuba
Family Meal
La Revolution du Rose: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner
Michelin Stars — Tales From the Kitchen
New Chefs on the Block
The Oyster Farmers
This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

“OFFICIAL SELECTION”: BEST SHORT FILM OR DOCUMENTARY

A madman in the kitchen
BaseBallet
Dashi Journey
Euphoria- Indescribable adventure
Forgotten Seconds
Hey Chef Where Is Your Home?
Lemonade Mafia
Run Mama Run
The Hammer
The Human Face

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM, SERIES OR FILM

A madman in the kitchen
Craving Cuba
Food Markets – Palermo / Ballarò
Michelin Stars — Tales From the Kitchen
Salade, Tomates, Rognons

VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEES

BEST FOOD PROGRAM – ONLINE/STREAMING

A Queen In The Kitchen
Andrew Zimmern Cooks
Entertaining with Beth
Louisiana Eats: Stories From The Back Of The House
Recipes for a Sweet Life/ Julia M Usher’s YouTube Channel
Strictly Dumpling
Kitchen Chat – The Chew’s Carla Hall
The Edgy Veg
The Feast Podcast
The Trailer Park Cooking Show With Jolene Sugarbaker

BEST HOME CHEF IN A SERIES

Cheryls Home Cooking
Entertaining with Beth
hot for food
Jazzy Vegetarian
The Edgy Veg
The Topless Baker (Matt Adlard)
The Trailer Park Cooking Show With Jolene Sugarbaker
Vincenzo’s Plate

BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES ONLINE

Caroline Artiss – Simply Beautiful Food
Eat Like a Local with Kelley Ferro
Food To Die For
Healthy Voyager TV
Strictly Dumpling
The Brindiamo! Guide
The Navigator’s Table, Series 2

BEST RADIO BROADCAST

California Wine Country with Steve Jaxon
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio
Connoisseur’s Corner with Jordan Rich
Earth Eats
Louisiana Eats: Stories From The Back Of The House
Ms. Candy Blog

BEST COMEDY

Baking with Toddlers
Masha Time!
Playing House (Season 3, USA Network)
The 3 Julias on 30A Television
The Trailer Park Cooking Show With Jolene Sugarbaker

Celebrity Fashions on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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Maryama, “Where The Mermaids Are”: MCVA Coolest Visual Effects Award Winner

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced that Maryama, “Where The Mermaids Are” is the Coolest Visual Effects Award Winner for the USIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS .

Maryama has performed in prestigious international music festivals such as the Fajr International Music Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival(student). She has competed and placed in the Iranian International Youth Competition in the Music Composition category, where she places as a semi-finalist, and in the Music Association of California Community Colleges’ Composition Competition where she placed 2nd in the state of California. She has won a Jazz Downbeat Award with ARC Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble. In 2016 she was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award and was the recipient of Iranian American Scholarship Fund in the music category. She has proudly composed pieces for prestigious groups such as Vox Musica Vocal Ensemble and was chosen as Girl Trip, MUZIC and London’s Student Pocket magazine’s artist of the month.

Maryama is proud to feature a multicultural and diverse group of musicians and tell a story of unity and peace. From underground music scene of Iran to big stages of Los Angeles, she has relied on music to show her power and influence as a woman and as an immigrant. You can hear this unique collection of stories in Maryama’s upcoming album “Where the Mermaids Are”(named after the single) which is mixed by 3 times Grammy Award winning Marc Urselli and Mastered by 3 times Grammy Award winning John Greenham.

Where The Mermaids Are” is a beautifully hypnotic track that seduces any of its listeners into a trance. The video is equally transformative with its impressive cinematic quality and show of artistic aptitude. Maryama can be seen drifting through a sea of purples, blues and reds while the worldly strums of a Setar and the enthralling quality of Maryama’s voice pulls you into a reverie. This video takes on the quality of the Sirens from Greek Mythology, and is equally as magnetic as the tale tells. The calming waters and the care-free attitude of the video’s dwellers will have its viewers heading to the beach at dawn to get lost in a million different sensations. The video is symbolic and a metaphor in itself which can take many different meanings depending on the listener. This gives the audience the power to be unique and have their own take on this sound visual world.

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS show takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique music venues, Neck of the Woods, and is an amazing evening bringing together music videos, musician appearances, fans, and of course music video awards.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-california-music-awards-2017-tickets-38854277189
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MusicCaliforniaVideoAwards/

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS are an offshoot of TasteTV’s music television series for the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country, “MUSIC CALIFORNIA”. Reaching over 2.5 million households on PBS-affiliate station KRCB, MUSIC CALIFORNIA brings a festival of West Coast music to California viewers. The series includes featured music videos and interviews from California-based bands, artists, and musicians. More at www.TasteTV.com/music-california

Official sponsors of the “MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS” include: Clubcard Printing and more.

Artist bio courtesy of Hip Video Promo

Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me”: MCVA Best Love Song Award Winner

TasteTV and the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS announced that Travis Marsh, “Don’t Call Me” is  the Best Love Song Award Winner for the MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS.

Travis Marsh comes from Southern California, but don’t mistake him for a Los Angeles native: the singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist grew up in the town of Camarillo, about 45 minutes north of the city. Camarillo is an agricultural area, and without the distractions of an urban environment, Marsh says “There really isn’t much to do besides lock yourself in a room and play music all day.”

In an interview with AXS.com, Marsh said, “I’ve always viewed songwriters as the therapists for the public. I think a great songwriter is someone that has mastered the art of tapping into our deepest inner emotions and memories. They can bring you back to moments in your life and then they become a part of you.”

He takes influences from bands like The Eagles, Pink Floyd, and the Avett Brothers; stellar songwriters like Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams; and the old troubadours like Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. It’s a melting pot of styles that doesn’t fit into a single genre box, but sun-bleached California pop mixed with a heavy dose of desert country-rock comes close.

The MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS show takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique music venues, Neck of the Woods, and is an amazing evening bringing together music videos, musician appearances, fans, and of course music video awards.

Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-california-music-awards-2017-tickets-38854277189
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MusicCaliforniaVideoAwards/

The USIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS are an offshoot of TasteTV’s music television series for the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country, “MUSIC CALIFORNIA”. Reaching over 2.5 million households on PBS-affiliate station KRCB, MUSIC CALIFORNIA brings a festival of West Coast music to California viewers. The series includes featured music videos and interviews from California-based bands, artists, and musicians. More at www.TasteTV.com/music-california

Official sponsors of the “MUSIC CALIFORNIA VIDEO AWARDS” include: Clubcard Printing and more.

Artist bio courtesy of Hip Video Promo

The 5th TASTE HALL OF FAME Inductees Announced

The Fifth year Inductees to the TASTE HALL OF FAME have been announced, and the list is here. See who joined the legends this year.