2018 James Beard Award Nominees for PBS

Known as the Oscars of the food world, the nominations for the 2018 James Beard Awards were announced this morning at a ceremony at Parc by Stephen Starr in Philadelphia. PBS is honored to be nominated in four different categories. For radio, television broadcasts, podcasts, webcasts, and documentaries aired in 2017. Winners will be announced on April 27, 2018.

Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Pati Jinich
Pati’s Mexican Table
Airs on: WETA Washington; Distributed Nationally by American Public Television

Host: Vivian Howard
A Chef’s Life

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

The Legacy of the Mississippi Delta Chinese
Host: Melissa Block
Producer: Elissa Nadworny
Airs on: NPR

Every Bite is Precious: Buddhist Cooking in Japan from The Splendid Table
Reporter/Producer: Abigail Leonard
Airs on: American Public Radio

Special (on TV or Web)

Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Producer: Laurie Donnelly

Television Program, on Location

The Food Flirts with the Brass Sisters
Hosts: Marilyn Brass and Sheila Brass
Producer: Bruce Seidel and Denise Swidey

The Migrant Kitchen
Producers: Juan Devis, Antonio Diaz, and Stef Ferrari
Airs on: KCET and Link TV

Television Segment

PBS NewsHour
Reporters: Allison Aubrey and Paul Solman
Producer: Mary Beth Durkin