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Meet the 2015 Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional Broadcast Award Nominees

Maggie Borden

Maggie Borden

April 23, 2015


One billion people can’t be wrong. That’s the number of users on YouTube, and a large portion of them are increasingly looking to the web for the kind of food-related content that was previously the purview of television. This year’s nominees for the James Beard Award in Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional offer up recipes, techniques, and innovations on cooking and eating, reaching a global audience with just the click of a mouse.


Host: Grant Lee Crilly and Chris Young
Producer: Richard B. Wallace

Go between the layers of laminated dough, perfect your quick pan sauce, or dabble in molecular gastronomy with help from ChefSteps, a series of online videos that break down cooking to its basics. The collaborative effort of chefs, filmmakers, designers, scientists, and engineers draws viewers in through stunning visuals and engaging animations, at once mouthwatering and informative. [Image above]

Thirsty For...
Producers: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin

Tastemade’s Thirsty For… tackles everything sippable, from seasonal staples like eggnog and apple cider, to international favorites like horchata and bubble tea, to brand new concoctions like a Cadbury Crème Egg milkshake. Pairing eye-catching visuals with foot-tapping music and thorough recipes, viewers can rest assured they won’t leave feeling parched.

You’re Eating It Wrong
Host: Dan Pashman
Producers: Joe T. Lin, Alex Lisowski, Fritz Manger, Justin Marshall, Max Osswald, Adam Silver, and Michael Singer

Dan Pashman’s mission is to improve the experience of eating, no matter what kind of food graces your plate. Applying the rigors of science to the palate’s potential, Pashman tears apart our notions of proper ingestion of everything from pizza to tacos to even spaghetti and s’mores. Your three meals a day will never be the same. 

Read all 2015 Beards Award coverage here.​