The TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year's best achievements in food, fashion, home and lifestyle programs on television, in film, online, and on radio. Congratulations to Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home and Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking! Click here to see a list of winners.
Learn more about PARADE magazine's Google Hangout On Air with Lidia. On Dec. 18 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Lidia and PARADE's Food Editor, Sarah DiGregorio, will be at the Google offices in N.Y. in front of a laptop and webcam where they will answer YOUR questions! .
JOURNEY OUT OF SILENCE: THE HEATHER WHITESTONE STORY is the remarkable tale of Heather Whitestone McCallum, a beauty queen who was the first deaf Miss America title holder. Heather lost her hearing at a very young age from a severe virus; undeterred, she taught herself to dance and won the pageant’s preliminary talent competition by performing ballet en pointe to "Via Dolorosa" (Street of Sorrows). Growing up, she competed in many pageants and became Miss Alabama in 1994, the first deaf woman to win that title as well. Showcasing interviews with Heather's family and friends as well as celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Kathy Gifford, Phyllis George and Senator Bob Dole, JOURNEY OUT OF SILENCE: THE HEATHER WHITESTONE STORY creates a portrait of a determined and talented young woman who overcame great odds in order to become Miss America in 1995.