Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards & Paris Cookbook Fair

Two of our cookbooks, India: A Culinary Journey by Prem Kishore and The New Ukrainian Cookbook by Annette Ogrodnik Corona, have continued on to "Best in World" in their respective categories at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards this month. They are representing the U.S.A. and competing against books published in other countries! The Iraqi Family Cookbook won "Best in U.S.A." for Best Arab Cuisine Book, but sadly was not a finalist for Best in World.

The awards will take place under the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum, in the 1400-seat theater of the Carrousel du Louvre on Saturday, February 23rd. There will be 171 countries participating this year.

Image courtesy of Paris Cookbook Fair.
The Paris Cookbook Fair, which is the annual international cookbook trade meeting, will occur at the same time and location as the Gourmand Awards.

As the United States is the "Country of Honor" at the fair this year, it's only appropriate some of our authors showcase their talent. One of the authors of Muy Bueno, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and  Annette Ogrodnik Corona (The New Ukrainian Cookbook), will be attending the fair and representing their books among foodies and publishing professionals from around the globe. Corona will also be at a book signing this Saturday at Barnes & Noble Center Valley from 1-3pm for those who can't make it to the City of Lights.

We want to congratulate the authors on all of their successes and wish them good luck in the coming weeks!

About the books:

Published in September 2012, The New Ukrainian Cookbook includes classic Ukrainian meals, such as Holubtsi (stuffed cabbage rolls) and Chicken Kyiv. Author Annette Ogrodnik Corona explores the cuisine of her ancestors while scattering quotes, poems, historical facts, illustrations, and folklore among her recipes. Ukrainian cuisine is one of the most varied and rustic cuisines in the world, due to its country's range of historical influences.

Published in July 2012, India: A Culinary Journey is a celebration of beloved recipes from all over India, generously spiced with culinary facts, traditions, history, myths, and personal stories that bring the foods to life, which includes. From festival foods to street fare, Prem Kishore takes readers on a culinary journey across the subcontinent, exploring the diversity of Indian cuisine. This title features more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes all adapted for the North American kitchen, plus a quick reference glossary on ingredients and spices, and a guide to festivals, celebrations, and customs.