10 December 2010

Two vegan food programs nominated for 2011 TASTY Awards

In a world dominated by cleaver wielding chefs chopping prime cuts of meat, giddy hosts dumping ridiculous amounts of butter into frying pans and correspondents ingesting foods that make even the most iron clad stomachs quiver with nausea, two vegan cooking shows have fought their way to earning accolades.

The two programs, Vegan A Go Go and Vegan Hotspots, have both been nominated for TASTY Awards, the award show that celebrates “the year’s best in Food, Fashion and Home Lifestyle programs on television, in film and online.”

Vegan A Go Go, a video podcast cooking show meant for those who want to explore plant-based food without the hassle of difficult to find ingredients, was bestowed nominations for “Best Single Topic Series” and “Best Green or Organic Program.” Additionally the show’s host, Jess, was nominated for “Best Female Host in a Series.” She faces stiff competition from the likes of Paula Deen, Rachael Ray and Tyra Banks, all three of which are far from being vegan.

Nominated in the categories of “Best Food Travel Series: Web” and “Best Green or Organic Program” is the restaurant-centric Vegan Hotspots, the show hosted and produced by Great Chefs Cook Vegan author and photographer Linda Long.

Long is joined by Stern co-host and one of TDIV’s favorite personalities Robin Quivers in finding, you guessed it, vegan hotspots.

We wish both programs the best of luck!

The 2nd annual 2011 TASTY Awards will take place January 13 in Hollywood.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit: Screen capture tastyawards.com