26 March 2008

And the winner is...



Okay, I normally don't toot my own horn, but as this isn't exactly my horn to toot, I am going for it. What am I going on about you ask? Well, a while back I worked on a cookbook by Anne Willan called The Country Cooking of France. That book was published end of last year and has now been nominated for 3 awards, I'm so excited ;-) !!!

The awards are:

James Beard Awards for BEST PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR & BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK
“Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the USA’s most coveted honour for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers. “ The awards ceremony will be in NYC in June.

IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) awards for BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK. The winner will be announced at the 2008 IACP Awards Ceremony in New Orleans in April.

I did research, editing and recipe testing for the book and if you pull out your magnifying glass, you can find my name somewhere on the acknowledgement page. I'm teeny tiny, but there!

Yes, I did work on it for over a year and yes, it is near and dear to my heart, but it's a great cookbook nevertheless. Great recipes (which I know work as they have all been tested countless times!) and beautiful photography/design. I think it is set to become THE resource for regional French cuisine so check it out for yourself...

30 comments:

Private Chef said...

Hi there

I just stumbled accross your blog through stumbleupon and love the clean design and the photos. I already have about 20 blogs in my RSS so don't normally stop and read them as already have more than i can read but the design here caught my eye! I started off as a blogger myself a year ago and like your blog always wanted to keep it fresh and clean and easy to read. I have started my own site for food bloggers, chefs and foodies in general to meet and share photos called www.ifoods.tv and would love to see some of your photos there. I set it up because I was frustrated that not enough people were seeing what I thought was my excellent blog and I afelt that every blogger in the world probably thought the same! It is basically a platform for bloggers to show off their photos and meet other foodies. Keep up the good work on the blog, have added you to make it 21 food blogs no! Cheers!

Deborah Dowd said...

That is really incredible,you must be so excited!

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Bonbon Oiseau said...

VIV!! More posts please! I just put up a link to you so the pressure is on..link back and we will be friends always...wel;l I guess we'll be friends always anyway but...
I bought this beautiful book and highlighted your name--I'm so proud of you!
How are you and little baby-chan?

Holly Pinafore said...

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Holly

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I was wondering if you would like to exchange links. I'll drop yours on my site and you drop mine on yours. Email at ramendays@yahoo.com or stop by my site and drop a comment. Let me know if you would like to do a link exchange.

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Elena said...

I'm happy for your success, I think that I will win a prize only from my husband who thinks that I'm the best cooker ! Lucky he doesn't know you
elena
www.idolcidelcuore.blogspot.com

Foie Gras For Life said...

Congrats! I'll have to check it out.

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Arif Ali Khan said...

things never go right, whenever I am cooking with the help of cook book recipes... :( :( ...

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Eating With Hudson said...

Looks great. I will get your book. I love your blog!

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First of all Congrats for winning IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) awards for BEST INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK. And thanks for sharing here.

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