The influential James Beard Foundation awards are a bit confusing. Basically, the famous U.S. organization has umbrella categories for its annual cooking-related awards, including restaurants, broadcast media, journalism, and book awards (which includes cookbooks and books about chefs, cooking techniques, and food history).
This post is about the 2017 broadcast media awards.
Why should we care?
Because television, documentaries, podcasts and radio shows about food and cooking and the direction of cooking and recipes, in the coming year or so. Yep, you heard it here.
The James Beard Foundation Media Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at Chelsea Piers in New York City, April 25, 2017. The awards gala took place in Chicago, May 1, 2017. Also, see these related posts: The 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winners + 2017 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award Winners.For television, web, and radio programs aired in 2016.
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Radio Show/Audio Webcast
Special (TV or Web)
Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location
Television Program, on Location
Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Video Webcast, on Location
Visual and Technical Excellence
*This year’s James Beard Broadcast Media Awards ceremony was held at New York’s Chelsea Piers. The James Beard Awards Gala took place in Chicago on May 1, 2017.
*Who was James Beard? From The James Beard Foundation: “A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine… Known as the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards cover all aspects of the industry: chefs and restaurateurs, cookbook authors and food journalists, restaurant designers and architects, and more. The James Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America.” For a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.