6th Annual Taste Awards honors the best in food and fashion

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It’s awards season and Hollywood is abuzz! As discussions abound on the latest morsels served at the Golden Globes, the beautifully decorated venue at the SAG Awards, and who’s wearing what on the red carpet on Oscar night, let’s not forget what they are talking about – food, fashion, and lifestyle! So in honor of those who teach us how to cook, dress, fix up your house, and travel, then we present you with the 6th Annual Taste Awards!

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The winners along with the remaining award winners including Viewers Choice and Honoree categories, received their honors last night,  January 15th, 2015 at a red carpet Hollywood Awards celebration in the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

The annual Taste Awards are the highest awards given to the Lifestyle Entertainment industry.  It celebrates the year’s best achievement in 2015 for food, fashion, home, and lifestyle programs on television, film, online and radio. Winning shows came from the Food Network, HGTV, Bravo, Fashion Network, Esquire, Lifetime, to name a few.   Awards were then awarded to each of the winners followed by a delicious reception.

I had the opportunity to chat with some of the winners, including:

Best Comedy winner host Tony Spatafora and his director Christopher Gregson for “Dish It Out!”, Outstanding Music Video winner Doomsday Entertainment executive producer Danielle Hinde with line producer Jason Colon for Katy Perry’s “This Is How We Do It”, Best Branded Program and Best Branded Video Promotion or Campaign winner Brian Harris for “Hanging With Harris – James Beard Special, and Best Drink or Beverage Program: Web winner host Charlotte Voisey for “The Proper Pour”.  I also got to talk with cooking host KimLai Yingling of “The Savory” and her new upcoming cooking series “Practically Cooking”. Don’t miss the behind the scenes looks behind these exciting shows.

A full list of winners are below:

-Best Drink or Beverage program:  Web – The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey (Small Screen Network)

-Best Drink or Beverage program:  Television – Bar Rescue (Spike TV)

-Best New Series:  Top Chef Duels

-Outstanding Passion:  Andres IzQuieta

-Best Music: Beakers and Beads – A film About Coffee by Brian Leroy

-Best Food Program:  Television – Top Chef

-The Kikkoman Award for Best Reality Series:  Food Or Drink – Top Chef

-Best Fashion or Design Program:  Television – Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

-Best Health and Fitness Program: Oprah’s Lifeclass

Best Single Topic Series:  Joy Of Baking

Guilty Addiction Of The Year:  Eat Your Words

Best Home Decor and Design Program:  Ferrara Flame  Home Made Simple

Best Reality Series:  Fashion, Design, or Home Decor – Home Made Simple

Best Food Or Drink Radio Broadcast

Best Fashion Or Design:  Web Program or Video

Best Comedy:

Kikkoman Breakout Foodies of the Year:  Young Hollywood Food Feed

Outstanding Crowdfunding video:  Submarine Sandwich kickstarter video

Outstanding Music Video:  This is How We Do It (Katy Perry Music by Doomsday and Joel Kefali

Best Food Travel Series:  Television – New Scandinavian Cooking

Best Critic or Review Series:  The Drive With Steve Jaxon’s “Wine Wednesday”

Best Branded Program:  Hanging with Harris – James Beard Special

Best Branded Video Promotion or Campaign:  Hanging with Harris – James Beard Special

Spotlight Award:  Betabrand – The World’s Funniest Fashion Models, NuMe’s Kiss of a Siren Fashion Film

Best International Program:  New Scandinavian Cooking

Outstanding Vision:  Key Ingredients with Chef/Film event series hosted by Tribeca Film institute

Best Health and Fitness Program (Physical and Exercise):  The Bikini Lifestyles Show, “Wine Dine and Workout”

Breakout Fashionistas of the Year:  StyleHaul BORN to Style

Outstanding Culinary Travel Experience:  JetBue Mint, Celebrity Cruises

Outstanding Food Event:  Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

Outstanding Lifestyle Films:  “Higher Film” by Teton Gravity Research and Jeremy Jones

Best Health and Fitness Program:  Mind Over Munch

Best Instructional Web Series:  Breakout Storytellers of the Year:  Rhythm ABroad with Brittany Pierce

Best Director:  Jan-Erik Lustig; New Scandinavian Cooking

Best of Canada:  Deconstructing Dinner

Best of United Kingdom and Ireland:  Kevin Dundon Modern Irish Food (Modern Irish Food LLC)/Create TV/PBS)

Best of Australia:  How to Cook That


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It was a fun night of celebrating the hard work that these winners and nominees had achieved.  To the winners and nominees, I raise a glass to you. For without you, I would not have know what type of bubbly champaign to buy!



Official web site:  http://tastetv.com/tasty-index.html

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TastyAwards

Twitter:  @TasteAwards


Curious to check out some of our featured interviews with winners and current hosts?  Check out their social media below.

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dish-It-Out-With-Tony-Spatafora/136142373142982

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DishItOutTV

Twitter:  @GetDish

Katy Perry’s “This Is How We Do It”

“Hanging With Harris”

Official web site: http://smallscreennetwork.com/hangingwithharris/

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/hangingwithharris

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/hangingwithharris


“The Proper Pour”

Official web site:  http://smallscreennetwork.com/the_proper_pour/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZsxQporOQ&list=PL9DCDEE3116443B70


“The Savory”

Official web site:  http://www.thesavory.com/editor/kimlai-yingling

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/KimlaiYingling

Twitter:  @KimlaiYingling


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