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.