Another great list of James Beard Award nominees came out yesterday, the Oscars of the food world, as they’re often called. As you may know, I do weekly TV stories about dining in the Twin Cities, and for the past two years I have entered.
There are only a handful of categories for broadcast work, so I enter the “Television Segment” category. It’s tough, generally national competition. The nominees this year included a segment from CNN’s “American Journey,” a segment from CBS Sunday Morning, and a segment from Philadelphia Public TV’s “Friday Arts” show called Art of Food.
It’s somewhat difficult to compare one segment from a national show, to a weekly segment being done for a local audience (kudos to WHYY for their nomination, Art of Food airs once a month). Here’s a link to my entry. Even thought I didn’t make the cut this year, I’m really proud of being the only local TV guy in the Twin Cities doing real reporting about food.
Great stories here about Wise Acre Eatery, Butcher & The Boar, and La Belle Vie: