Greetings, loyal readers. We here at Epic Portions have noticed the pointless and subjective handing out of awards that tends to go on this time of year, and well, we want to join the fun. Unlike other more politically correct awards, we have no issue with pointing out the worst in several categories as well. So allow me to announce the nominees for the First Annual Epic Portions Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (and Atrociousness) in Food Programming. Or FAEPAOAFE(A)FP…it just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? (Actually that title is a reference to a award once given on a popular TV show, name that show and win 5,000 cool points from me!) No, we shall call our awards…The EPIES. Much debate has taken place around the water cooler here at the office on Epic Portions Drive, and this is what we have come up with. Winners will be announced in a couple days, until then ballots are held under lock and key by Price Waterhouse.
The nominees are:
BEST SHOW: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Good Eats, Iron Chef America
WORST SHOW: $10 Dinners, Semi Homemade, Food Network Challenge
BEST MALE PERSONALITY: Alton Brown, Anthony Bourdain, Zane Lamprey
WORST MALE PERSONALITY: Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Ted Allen
BEST FEMALE PERSONALITY: Aida Molenkamp, Gina Neely, Robin Miller
WORST FEMALE PERSONALITY: Alex Guarnaschelli, Giada De Laurentiis, Rachel Ray
BEST TRAVEL SHOW: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Man vs. Food, Three Sheets
BEST COMPETITION SHOW: Iron Chef America, Man vs. Food, Top Chef
BEST INSTRUCTIONAL SHOW: Good Eats, Quick Fix Meals, Tyler’s Ultimate
There they are, fellow food lovers. Check back in a couple days for the winners, and feel free to drop us a line if we have made an omission you feel strongly about, or if one of our “Worsts” is one of your favorites. Although I’m not sure how that could happen.