Brian is writing a bi-monthly food blog for The Inside Scoop online at SFgate.com. SFgate.com is the online extension of the San Francisco Chronicle.
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June 23, 2008
July 17, 2011|By Anh-Minh Le
Brian Boitano’s list of accomplishments includes winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championships four times, the World Championships twice and a gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics….
November 9, 2010
“What Would Brian Boitano Make?”® – on the Food Network, was nominated for a Tasty Award in the category of Best Home Chef in a Series!
The TASTY Awards are for food and fashion programming what the Grammys are for music.
The Annual TASTY AWARDS is the premier broadcast awards show to celebrate the best in food and fashion programs on TV, in Film, and Online.
The host for the 2nd Annual TASTY Awards in Hollywood on January 13, 2011 is Zane Lamprey (Travel Channel, HDNet), with other presenters including Tanya Holland (Cooking Channel, Food Nework), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Nathan Lyon (Fit TV, Discovery Health, PBS, Food Network), and Bobby Bognar (History Channel), along with newcomers such as Candice Kumai (Lifetime, Bravo’s Top Chef), Brian Boitano (Food Network), Daniel Green (ShopNBC), Luciene Salomone (WE tv), Amy Paffrath (E! Entertainment Television), Jeannie Mai (Style Network), Kevin Roberts (TLC), Peter Ishkhans (Style Network), Aida Mollenkamp (Food Nework, Cooking Channel), Darryl Robinson (The Cooking Channel), and more.
Richard Dwyer was just inducted into the University of San Francisco Hall of Fame. In 1950 Richard was a Senior National Competitor coming second to Dick Button. He was only 14 years old! Richard was named to the United States World Team, but his family could not afford the trip and so he turned professional with the Ice Follies. Richard completed high school while touring with the Ice Follies attending Jesuits schools throughout the country for three to four weeks at a time. He then attended the University of San Francisco for 22 years eventually graduating at the age of 39.
Richard is now 74 years old and still skating, an inspiration to all skaters and fans. “I am honored to be skating with him in the Tribute to American Skating show” says Brian. The special will air December 24, 2010 4–6pm EST on NBC and also Tuesday, February 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (network to be determined).
Brian and Kristi Yamaguchi introduced David Foster for his special on PBS. Many of the participating artists in attendance Brian had previously performed with, among them: Earth Wind and Fire, Kenny Loggins, Seal, and Michael Bolton. And another little known fact, David Foster wrote some original music for Brian’s special Canvas of Ice. The special is scheduled to air March 3, 2011 on PBS.
November 13, 2010
We’re excited to pass along the news that Brian’s Food Network show was listed by TV Squad as one of the top 10 best Food Network shows to watch. Read more and see the other shows listed here. Thank you to Allison Waldman and TV Squad for adding WWBBM? to the list!