This weekend marked the First Annual Food Network Awards, which took place at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and will air on April 15 (why such the long wait?!). The event was recorded "live" in front of an audience, however I put live in quotes because according to The Palm Beach Post there's going to be a lot of editing.
Between all the stops and starts for sound and lighting cues, the technical glitches (Emeril actually had to re-present an award after the show was finished because he mispronounced something) and the general confusion, it took about three hours for the show to be done (and I believe it’s only a 90 minute broadcast — it’s slated to air April 15).
Sorta lame if you ask me, but oh well, you know we're all going to watch it anyways.
To see some of the celebrity chefs walking their own red carpet,
Here we have Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was there pimping her new film), Emeril Lagasse (who was the MC), Sandra Lee (I wonder if her dress was semi-homemade?), Alton Brown (I love him in the suit!), Albert Pujols, Bobby & Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis, Cat Cora and Bobby Flay (with the KFC Colonel, what???)
And when you're done with these, be sure to check out Red Carpet Coverage Part 2 (Nigella, Rachael, Tyler and more)!