In June 2016, films produced by TGM/WWII Foundation took home four Emmy Awards: three from the Boston/New England Region Emmy Chapter and one from the Washington, DC/Capital Region Emmy Chapter.
The host of Mexico - One Plate of a Time was awarded the 2016 Julia Child Award for making significant contributions to the way America cooks, eats and drinks.
Multi-Grammy award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge recently debuted the heartfelt song "Pulse" as a musical tribute to the Pulse Nightclub victims. Check it out in the latest season of Infinity Hall Live, releasing July 1.
Fires blazed and seafood sizzled as New Orleans hosted the fifth annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August 2008. During the two-day competition, 15 chefs from 14 different states prepared their best dishes using the seafood indigenous to their state. Famed New Orleans chef John Besh, the winner of the 2004 competition and the 2006 James Beard Foundation's Best Chef of the Southeast, hosted the event. GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF contains the most dramatic highlights from the event. Overcooked fish and other culinary calamities cause major stress for the contestants as they attempt to create a masterpiece in three hours. Chef John Currence, a Louisiana native, ultimately prevailed, taking home the top prize for his combination of Mississippi redfish courtboullion and seafood dirty rice. Other entries included Colorado striped bass panzanella by chef Paul Anders (Colorado), pan-roasted glazed rockfish with peas and carrots by chef Tafari Campbell (Maryland) and Texas gulf shrimp by chef Mark Holley (Texas).