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Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner

Gourmand World Cookbook Award WinnerAn exciting turn of events and an early Christmas present as we were recently notified that our BBQ book, BBQ Makes Everything Better was selected as the USA winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards “Best Barbecue Book” category! This means we continue on to compete against winning BBQ cookbooks from other countries for “Best in the World.” The results will be announced on March 3, 2011 in Paris. Of course we are hoping that we’ll be forced to fly to France to teach Europe how to use a smoker!

We feel extremely honored to be selected for this prestigious award. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, highlights the leading food and wine books yearly. Helping readers and retailers find the best books out of the tens of thousands released every year is one of their major objectives. With 145 countries represented, this truly international competition is honoring candidates in 53 cookbook and drink categories culminating at the Paris Cookbook Fair where the “Best in the World” winners will be announced.

Last year’s U.S. winner was Artisan’s Seven Fires: Grilling The Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann, Peter Kaminsky. has some of winners from last year in different categories.

We want to congratulate this year’s top overall cookbook in the U.S., The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser. We are completely not surprised that it won, considering it contains one of our recipes: the Bacon Explosion of course!

If you’re looking for new foods to try, it’s quite an impressive list of overall winners from around the world:

  • Argentina: Siete Fuegos, Mallmann, Kaminky
  • Australia: Bentley
  • Austria: Sacher
  • Bangladesh: Sasto Sochaton Ranna, Keka Ferdousi
  • Belgium: Dix Petits Doights Pleains de Chocolat, Pierre Marcolini
  • Bhutan : Foods of the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Canada : Glutton for Pleasure, Bob Blumer
  • Chile : Gastronomía del Mar
  • China : Official Health Food, Master Chef Du Guang Bei
  • Colombia : Secretos de la Parrilla, Bernardo Gómez Cortazar
  • Costa Rica : Saberes y Sabores de Boruca, Leila Garro Valverde
  • Czech Republic : Czech Home Cook, Jitka Rakoskikova
  • Denmark : Paul Food, Paul Cunningham
  • Ecuador : Cocina de Autor, Santiago Chamorro
  • Finland: Olo
  • France: 1 Canard, 2 Daguin
  • Ghana : Ghanaian Cook Book, Sophia Manu
  • Germany : JW4
  • Greece : Every Day , Argiro Barbarigou
  • Hong Kong : Grandma, Grandpa Cook
  • Hungary : Segal Viktor – Colours and Taste
  • Iceland :Silver of the Sea, Volundar Snaer Volundarsson
  • India : Byriani-Pratibha Karan
  • Ireland : Catherine’s Italian Kitchen , Catherine Fulvio
  • Italy : Food Designing, Marti Guixe
  • Japan : 12 Roads and Stories of the Foods, Chieko Mukasa
  • Latvia : Est Ir Tava Daba
  • Laos : Food from Northern Laos – The Boat Landing Cookbook
  • Luxembourg: Henri Schumacher Pâtissier
  • Lebanon : Mouneh
  • Malaysia : Kulit Manis, A Taste of Terengganu’s Heritage. Puan Rosita Bt Abdullah
  • Malta : Pippa’s Festa, Pippa Mattei
  • Mexico : Los Top Chefs de Mexico
  • Morocco : Le Figuier de Barbarie
  • Netherlands : Toscanini Venticinqe
  • New Zealand : Me’a Kai, Come Eat, Robert Oliver, Dr.Tracy Berno, Shiri Ram
  • Norway : Ekte Mat, Andreas Viestad
  • Peru : History, Anecdotes, and Some Recipes from Peruvian Cuisine, Berit Knudsen
  • Philippines : An Invitation to Malacañan
  • Poland :Nature of Polish Cuisine – Woicieh Modest Amaro
  • Portugal : 2780 Taberna
  • Russia : Larousse Gastronomique
  • Singapore : Above and Beyond, Singapore Airlines
  • Slovenia : Ljubezen Skoz Zwloswx
  • South Africa : Koekemakranka Khoi-Khoin Kultuurgoed en Kom-Kuier-Kos Renata Coetzee
  • Spain : Las Cocinas del Camino de Santiago
  • Sweden : Syrat –Sour
  • Switzerland : Fusion Pur
  • Trinidad Tobago : Ah´Len – Welcome
  • Turkey: Tadi Damagimda Kaldi, Mehmet Soykan
  • UAE: Arabian Dreams, Aaron Maree
  • Uruguay: Gastronomía de las Costas de Rocha, Juan Antonio Varese
  • UK: Noma, Rene Redzepi
  • Venezuela: Las Recetas Olvidadas, Gamal El Fakih Rodríguez

While I can’t find the list of the world BBQ book category winners yet, we’ll post them as soon as we do. In the meantime, be sure to grab your copy of our International Award Winning BBQ Book and wish us luck in our quest for world BBQ domination!

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