The other night I had the privilege of attending what can only be viewed as The Oscars of the Foodie World! The TASTE AWARDS, or TASTY Awards as everyone calls it, is the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s top honors in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. It was a Veggie Dreamgirl’s dream come true to float among some of the top chefs and tastemakers in the biz.
The guy in the snazzy suit I walked the red carpet with, who also presented at this year’s Tasty Awards, is none other than the wildly popular Fabio Viviani. You might know him from Food Network’s Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars, or his newly launched cooking show Chow-Ciao now airing on Yahoo! Fabio is a foodie force – I’m going to need some serious energy to keep up with him. Can’t tell you too much, but we are currently collaborating on a new project which fuses the best of both our worlds.
Special congrats to all the winners of the evening – I’m listing a few of my faves!
Tastemaker of the Year: The Chew
The Pioneer Award: Ming Tsai, Lidia Bastianich
Outstanding Inspiration: Steve Jobs
Outstanding Passion: Debi Mazar
Outstanding Entertainer: Stanley Tucci.