One of our favorite sources of food TV is the "Platelist" series on ABC's late-night news show Nightline. Over the last two and half years it has aired insightful interviews with chefs and food-world luminaries. The producers have done an excellent job highlighting newsworthy chefs over the 57 different segments they've shot, but now they're opening up the selection process to the public.
Send an essay of 500 words or less describing why you think your favorite local chef deserves to be the subject of a Nightline Platelist. Description should include some or all of the following: geographic region; interesting back story on your chef; authenticity or originality of cuisine; what sets your chef apart from the others.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010.
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