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American Public Television Culinary Programs Big Winners In National Taste Awards

Several hosts and programs from APT recognized by the 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS Committee and TasteTV in the non-Viewers’ Choice Categories.

Boston (Dec. 6, 2013) – American Public Television (APT), the longest-operating national distributor of programs to the nation’s public television stations, received word that a number of the hosts and series represented by APT have been recognized and received awards in the 5th national TASTE AWARDS. Founded in 1961, APT was the first to deliver such viewer favorites as The French Chef With Julia Child to U.S. audiences. Lifestyle programming – and particularly culinary programming – continues to be a major category of programming offered by APT’s with more than 40 titles among the expansive catalog of thousands of titles in rights. APT is also distributor of the CREATE ™channel -- featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming -- where all the winning programs and hosts may be found.

This year’s TASTE AWARDS included the induction of the following APT hosts into their HALL OF FAME: Julia Child; Joanne Weir, currently host of Joanne’s Cooking Confidence; and Rick Bayless, host of Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Special Achievement Awards included the Outstanding Passion Award, presented to APT’s Jazzy Vegetarian series, hosted by Laura Theodore.

APT–distributed programs nominated and receiving awards in the following categories are:
BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, winner; New Scandinavian Cooking, nominee
BEST GREEN OR ORGANIC PROGRAM: P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, winner; Jazzy Vegetarian, nominee
BEST BRANDED PROGRAM: P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table, winner; Jazzy Vegetarian, nominee
BEST HOME DÉCOR AND DESIGN PROGRAM, presented by Ferrara Flame: P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, winner
BEST SINGLE TOPIC SERIES: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, winner; P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table, nominee
BEST NEW SERIES: Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, winner
BEST CHEF IN A SERIES: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, winner; Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence and New Scandinavian Cooking, nominees
BEST ETHNIC PROGRAM: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, winner; Pati’s Mexican Table , nominee
BEST BRANDED VIDEO PROMOTION OR CAMPAIGN: How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse P. Allen Smith Style, winner
BEST INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM: New Scandinavian Cooking, nominee

Two programs distributed by APT are also in the TASTE AWARDS final category of Viewers Choice Award Nominees – voting in that category continues through December 18. The APT programs nominated in the BEST HOME CHEF IN A SERIES award are: Jazzy Vegetarian (Laura Theodore); and Pati’s Mexican Table (Pati Jinich).

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