I just read this morning that the Sarawak Eurasian Association Legacy Cookbook was named Best Cookbook in Malaysia for 2011, by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
This was announced in Paris, France recently.
Congratulations to the Sarawak Eurasian Association for their victory and for making Sarawak proud.
The cookbook will also be the running for the ‘Best in the World’ award, which will be announced in March, so all the best to the Association for that one, as well!
How The Borneo Post posted it:
Cookbook wins coveted international award
January 15, 2012
KUCHING: The Sarawak Eurasian Association (SEA) Legacy Cookbook has been bestowed the ‘Best in Malaysia’ award by the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011 as announced in Paris, France recently.
Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau of the renowned Cointreau family – cognac liquor producer, the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards honour and reward recipients whose cookbooks match its ‘cook with words’ motto to help readers find the best out of the average 26,000 food and wine books produced every year.
Last year, over 8,000 book entries were received from 162 countries. The finalists came from 71 countries.
“With this win, the Legacy Cookbook will now display a Gourmand ‘World Cookbook Awards Winner’ sticker.
The Best Cookbooks 2011 will be selected from the national winners in the various categories and the ‘Best in the World’ will be announced at a gala event on March 6, this year in Paris.
“These awards have come to be known as the ‘Oscars’ for those in the world of culinary publications,” a press statement stated.
The awards have been held mostly around venues in Europe but were brought to Malaysia in 2006, the first time it was held outside Europe.
The Sarawak Eurasian Association will be promoting their Legacy Cookbook at the MPH bookstore at tHe Spring here, on Sunday, Jan 15, from 10am to 8pm.