New York, NY, Sept. 25–MICHAEL RUHLMAN and ANTHONY BOURDAIN are pleased to announce:
The 1st ANNUAL GOLDEN CLOG AWARDS
The Best and Worst of the Year in Food
Nominees and categories to be announced in the Fall of 2007 shall be selected by an Advisory Board consisting of noted experts and authorities including chef/restaurateur and television personality Mario Batali, Next Iron Chef contender Michael Symon, journalists Russ Parsons in Los Angeles, Ed Levine and Jennifer Leuzzi in New York, and Dara Moskowitz in the heartland, among other notable and questionable authorities.
Winners will be decided unilaterally and unscientifically by Messrs. Ruhlman and Bourdain at the prestigious Awards Ceremony, to be held at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February 2008. While the presence of winners cannot be guaranteed or even recommended, celebrity presenters shall be in attendance. The valuable, vintage clogs given to those winners who do show up shall surely take their places among the Greatest Honors of Recorded History!
Award Categories include:
THE "FERGUS" AWARD — for best achievement in offal.
THE "ALTON" AWARD — for the food personality who can actually cook.
THE "MARIO" AWARD — for the chef/restaurateur who best multi-tasked, merchandised, multi-platformed and generally whored himself or herself yet still continued to make significant and valuable contributions to the restaurant landscape.
THE "ROCCO" AWARD — for worst career move by a talented chef.
THE "CHEF’S CHEF" AWARD — for the least heralded yet most deserving working chef.
And many more! Stay tuned to this blog for updates!