Five Gourmand India Awards in the following categories – Best Vegetarian Cookbook, Cookbook Design, Cookbook Photography, Cookbook Cover, Local Cookery Book for “Cooking at home with Pedatha” – a report by Padmini Natarajan in the Eves Touch magazine.
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Gourmand means ‘a lover of good food’. In 1995, Edouard Cointreau, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, initiated the Gourmand World cookbook Awards. The awards are made in 34 categories for cookbooks and 14 wine books, a total of 48 categories. The award is the International Oscar equivalent for food and wine books.
There are over 24000 different food and wine books published around the world every year. The “Gourmand World cookbook Awards” receives thousands of cookbooks, from over 60 countries, in over 40 languages.
Initially, books compete in their own language. Most entries are in english; since 2002; there have been three competitions for books in English – the United Kingdom, the United States and the Rest of the world. There are two categories for books in French; for those published in France and those outside France. There are two categories for Castilian-Spanish; for Spain and America. The winners in each language are announced in November.
Cooking at Home with Pedatha, written by Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri is the winner of the following Gourmand India Awards:
Best Vegetarian Cookbook
Best Cookbook Design
Best Cookbook Photography
Best Cookbook Cover
Best Local Cookery Book
The book is a finalist for the ‘Best in the World’ category. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner on April 7th 2007, at Beijing, China.
(As Featured in Eves Touch, January 2007)