Cookbook awards season just ended. Just like there is the Oscars' for film and the Grammy’s for music, cookbooks also have their own prestige award ceremonies. Although the tuxes and gowns may not be as grand and extravagant, cookbook authors were recognized and enjoyed the fruit of their labour for one night.
On February 22nd, the Gourmand Cookbook Awards was held in Paris with books from 171 countries competing in the award this year. Created in 1995 by Édouard Cointreau, the award recognizes those who “cook with words”. The following are some of the winners honoured that night:
Visit the Gourmand Cookbook Awards website for a full list of winners.
Subsequently, on April 9th, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) held their awards ceremony. IACP’s Cookbook Award strives to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the awareness of culinary literature. The following are some of the winners:
Visit IACP’s website for a full list of winners.
Lastly, on May 3rd, the James Beard Foundation held their awards ceremony honouring cookbooks published in English in 2012. The following are some of the winners recognized that night:
Visit the James Beard Foundation's website for a full list of winners. You can also watch a re-broadcast of the awards here:
I hope you'll enjoy these award winning cookbooks!