Friday, May 2, 2008


Filipino books win in London !

For the first time cookbooks from the Philippines win major awards at the Gourmand Awards. In London on April 13, three Filipino books were honoured.

The Governor General Kitchen - Anvil

The book already received the 2006 National Book Award. Now it is one of the two Best Culinary History books in the world for the Gourmand Awards for books 2006-200
The Governor – General Kitchen
Philipines Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes 1521-1935. In English
Felice Prudente Sta.Maria
Design: Guillermo Ramos, Ige Ramos Design Studio
ISBN: 971 2716961

It won second place with 24 countries competing in this category.

Foodlore and Flavours – Artpostasia

In the category Asian Cuisine Cookbook, the Artpostasia cookbook took third place, with 17 finalists in this category from 17 countries.

Foodlore and Flavors – Inside the South East Asian Kitchen
Tan Su – Lyn
Photos: Neal Oshima
ISBN: 978 971 9317050

There are 80 recipes from 10 Southeast Asian nations, by the most respected food writers and experts.

A La Carte – Anvil

There are excellent writers in the Philippines. The book A La Carte took third place, with 22 countries competing in the category Food Literature.

A La Carte: Food and Fiction
Edited by Cecilia Manguera Brainard and Marily Orosa
25 Authors
Illustrations: Ice de Leon
ISBN: 978 9712718779

The collection of 25 stories and recipes reveal Filipino culture in a unique way

The Gourmand Yearbook 2008

Books were received from 107 countries for the Awards. All finalists are now exhibited at the London Book Fair April 14-16 on Stand U800 the Gourmand/LBF Cookbook Corner. They will later be at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

All finalists are also listed in the Gourmand Yearbook 2008, with a photo of their front cover and contact details. There are also the international cookbook market sources, with publishers, authors, media, printers, bookstores and much more.

For information:
Edouard Cointreau, President
Gourmand Awards
Tel: +34 91541 67 68

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