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

360 Degree Food Festival: Eat Drink SF

Going to a food festival is always a great opportunity. Being able to test a new type of camera while there is basically icing on the cake. In this case, it was the Insta360 Nano. The Insta360 shoots pictures and HD video in 360 degrees. The images can be used in Virtual Reality (VR) goggles, as well as on sites such as YouTube.

A food festival like Eat Drink SF is the perfect place, because you have a wide variety of food and drink, and lot of people and places to capture.

We set up our camera at various partner tables around the event, and produced short 30 second 360 degree videos from each. The quality of the initial videos were impressive, although we have to admit that after editing, export, and upload to YouTube they did lose a fair amount of resolution.

If you couldn’t go, or even if you could, take a look at what we saw.

In the spotlight:

  1. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: REBBL
  2. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Fine Cooking Magazine
  3. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Blue Diamond, Almond Breeze
  4. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Temple Rye
  5. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: China Live and Lillet
  6. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Don Julio
  7. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: (name?)
  8. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Tratto
  9. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Lillet
  10. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Mixologists
  11. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: House Spirits Distillery
  12. 360 View of Eat Drink SF: Blue Stem Brasserie


ABOUT EAT DRINK SF:
San Francisco’s premier food, wine, beer, and spirits festival. Eat Drink SF (fka SF Chefs) returns for its 9th year to celebrate the Bay Area’s world-class culinary community. The festival is four days of delicious events featuring our four signature Grand Tasting experiences that highlight 160+ restaurants and 70+ breweries, wineries, and distilleries throughout the weekend. Guests meet the area’s top chefs, taste their way through more than 35 creative bites from restaurants around the Bay Area (each Grand Tasting features different restaurants), enjoy unlimited pours of wine, beer, and cocktails, learn about wine in the SF Wine School’s classroom, watch demonstrations on the main stage, play giant lawn games in our Backyard Bites zone, and be part of this quintessentially San Francisco celebration of flavor.

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