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American Public Television-Distributed Lifestyle Programs, Create® TV Honored at 2016 TASTE Awards

Multiple public television winners were announced February 11 in San Francisco

BOSTON (February 17, 2016) – Create TV and multiple lifestyle programs distributed by American Public Television were honored at the 7th annual TASTE Awards in San Francisco. The TASTE Awards celebrate the year’s best achievements in food, fashion, home and lifestyle multimedia programming.

The TASTE Hall of Fame’s 2016 inductees include Create TV, public television’s premier lifestyle channel; Create programs America’s Test Kitchen, Jazzy Vegetarian and Pati’s Mexican Table; and Create hosts Martin Yan, Martha Stewart, Ming Tsai, P. Allen Smith and Sara Moulton. In the Special Achievement and Honoree category, Ciao Italia! host Mary Anne Esposito received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Lidia’s Kitchen host Lidia Bastianich received a Pioneer Award.

Numerous Create programs were among this year’s winners, including A Chef’s Life (Best Food Program: Television); Mexico: One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless (Best Chef in a Series; Best International Program); P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home (Ferrara Flame Award for Best Home Décor and Design Program); Christina Cooks (Best Interactive E-book); America’s Test Kitchen (Seiji Horibuchi Award for Best Animation Effects in a Series); Growing a Greener World (Best Green or Organic Program, Series or Film); Pati’s Mexican Table (Best Ethnic Program, Series or Film: Hispanic/Latino); Jazzy Vegetarian (Best Health & Fitness Program); and Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook (Best Home Chef in a Series).

Create TV is distributed by American Public Television, the nation’s largest distributor of public television lifestyle programming. For a full list of nominees and winners, visit the TASTE Awards website.

About Create: Create TV, public TV’s most-watched and highest-rated national multicast channel, features the best of public television's how-to programming. Create airs nationwide on 227 public television stations, representing 81% of USTV households. Viewers can watch Create TV via digital broadcast and/or basic digital cable. Visit and select your local public TV station for schedule information. (Airtimes may vary from market to market.) Create is produced and distributed by American Public Television, WNET, and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS.

About APT: American Public Television (APT) has been a leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. AfroPoP, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, Vera, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Kitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 11th year, Create® TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — is distributed by APT. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit

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