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2012 TASTE AWARDS Winners Announced in Hollywood

By David Riess and Karen Jackson

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Food, Fashion, TV, and Radio celebrities gathered at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood to celebrate the 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS.


The event featured an exciting lineup of celebrity presenters including the Food Network's Carrie McCully, Tanya Holland, Manouschka Guerrier, and Candice Kumai, Bravo TV's Fabio Viviani, Nyesha Arrington, and Danielle Keene, Public Television's Joanne Weir and Nathan Lyon, ION TV's Michelle Harris, food broadcast gurus Bobby Bognar, Zuzy Martin Lynch, and Susan Irby, plus food and drink humorists Zane Lamprey and Jolene Sugarbaker.


Among the evening's Award Winners were television programs such as the Food Network's "Aarti Party" for Best Green or Organic Program, ABC's "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" for Best Chef in a Series, Travel Channel's "No Reservations" for Best Food Program and for Best Food Travel Series, Zane Lamprey's HDNet series "Drinking Made Easy" for Best Drink or Beverage Program, Cooking Channel's "Originals with Emeril" for Best New Series and "Extra Virgin" for Best Home Chef in a Series, Lifetime's "Project Runway" for Best Fashion or Design Program, Bravo's "Top Chef: Just Desserts" for Best Single Topic Series and "Top Chef" for the Kikkoman Award for Best Reality Series - Food or Drink,


In the film category, "Magnum Ice Cream Original Short Film Series by Karl Lagerfeld" picked up the award for Best Film or Documentary, and in the new Radio category, "Good Food on KCRW" got the win, along with "Come Dine With Me" (BBC America) for Best International Program.


The TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Home lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.


Amy Paffrath and Nathan Lyon

TV personality Gabriele Corcos, wife actress Debi Mazar, Kristine Lefebvre and husband chef Ludo Lefebvre.

Brian Boitano

Comedian Zane Lamprey and Melissa Schilling

Kate Linder


Published on Feb 19, 2012

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