I had the honor of attending the Taste Awards on Thursday, January 12th. Held at the Egyptian Theater, this awards show celebrates the best in food, fashion and home programs on TV, radio and online.
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.
There were 23 categories for winners and the show went pretty fast. It was full of laughter, heartfelt speeches by the winners, and lots of women wearing sequins. Afterwards there was a reception in front of the historic theater with tasty bites such as quinoa and red beet salad from Essential Nourishment, gourmet ruben sandwich and sweets from Shoop’s European Deli and cheese from Satori.
The Man in the Hot Pink Suit also accompanied me to the event and we met several of the winners and nominees of the evening including Hannah Hart of “My Drunk Kitchen”, Jolene Sugarbaker The Trailer Park Queen and Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos of “Extra Virgin”.
For a full list of winners, nominees and honroees see http://www.thetasteawards.com/