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Meet the 2015 Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location Broadcast Nominees

Maggie Borden

April 20, 2015

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James Beard himself was one of the earliest television chefs, drawing in viewers with his charm and turning them into long distance learners as he unpacked recipes and techniques. This year’s nominees for the James Beard Award in Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location prove the enduring appeal of the expert toque-as-tutor, guiding their audience through the twists and turns of both elaborate entertaining and everyday fare.

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Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction
Host: Bobby Flay
Producers: Bobby Flay and Kim Martin
Airs on: Food Network

Grill master and JBF Award winner Bobby Flay takes on everything flame-kissed in this back-to-basics series. From steakhouse superlatives to curry and kebabs, Flay travels the world via charcoal, proving the global appeal of a roaring fire. [Video above]

 
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Producers: Greta Anthony, Kimberly Miller Olko, Martha Stewart, Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner
Airs On: PBS

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School shows the lifestyle legend at her very best, guiding viewers through the intricacies of entertaining with aplomb. Episodes focus on specific techniques, tying together diverse recipes through the cooking methods that bind our cultures together.

 

Sara’s Weeknight Meals
Host: Sara Moulton
Producers: Natalie Gustafson, Adrienne Hammel, and Sara Moulton
Airs on: PBS

As a protégé of Julia Child, it’s no wonder that Sara Moulton has made her mark through her innumerable cooking shows. Her latest series, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, now in its fourth season, continues her mission of making home cooking approachable and appealing, featuring her own recipes along with tips from superstar guests like Madhur Jaffrey and JBF Award winner Andrew Carmellini.

Read all 2015 Awards coverage here.