Chef Eric Ripert’s PBS series Avec Eric won the 2011 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award over the weekend in the “Outstanding Culinary Program” category. The show beat out Cook’s CountryAmerica’s Test KitchenLidia’s ItalyPaula’s Best Dishes, and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Incidentally, Avec Eric also won a Beard Award this year for “Television Program, On Location.”