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Three in a row for world peace!

Every year, since the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded by Edouard Cointreau in 1995, thousands of cook books are entered by publishers from all over the world.

The Awards continue to grow in stature and are now to food writers and publishers what the Oscars are to the movie industry. Winning the best in your country, is like getting a nomination for the Oscars. Winning best in the world, is like winning an Oscar.

Our first entry was the Home Cook Daily Planner by Christelle Erasmus. It was awarded a well-deserved Best Innovative Cook Book in South Africa in 2010. Our 2011 entry, Timeless one-dish winners, Christelle’s collaboration with her daughter Alana van den Bergh, won Best Food Photography in South Africa – an feather in the cap of Ivan Naudé. He has become an indispensable part of our illustrated books team and our authors just love working with him.

This year’s entry, Top Ten Home Cooks, in collaboration with Leisure Books/Leserskring, was by far the most ambitious project we have undertaken. Entries from all over the country were assessed and evaluated by Christelle Erasmus and Alana van den Bergh and the ten winners were brought to Cape Town for interviews, pampering, mingling and socialising. It was the most awesome experience to get a glimpse into the lives of the Top Ten and so enriching to get to know them better through their food. We are immensely proud of the cook book compiled by Christelle and Alana with the winners’ recipes, and we were thrilled when it was awarded Best Easy Recipe Book in South Africa. It will be a worthy winner of the Best in the World award, but we could not be prouder of all the collaborators than we already are.

So, three entries, three wins – a testimony to the passion of Our People. We toast you all!

About the the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
The objectives of the Awards are, among others:
• To reward and honour those who cook with words.
• To identify the best food and wine books produced every year.
• To increase knowledge and respect for food and wine culture, which promotes [world] peace.

After the awards the winning titles from that year are donated to libraries around the world. More world peace ...

Posted in Authors, Awards, Cookery,
Written by: Metz Press - 11 December 2012
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