Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Phaidon wins best in the world
Phaidon Press has been awarded 'Best Cookbook Publisher in the World' at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2010. The jury identified Phaidon as 'the publisher all cookbook authors dream about', citing the creative design, production quality, inventive concepts and distribution in many languages as key components to Phaidon's 'masterpieces'.
Since their inception 15 years ago, The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been honouring the best food and wine books. In 2009 over 6000 books were entered from 136 countries. The five cookbooks entered by Phaidon: Vefa’s Kitchen, I Know How to Cook, The Silver Spoon: Pasta, The Silver Spoon for Children and Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters choose 100 Contemporary Chefs, illustrate a winning formula, the jury stated: 'this is vision at its best, with a dream team, combining the qualities of traditional publishing, with opportunities for 21st century bestsellers'.
Richard Schlagman, Phaidon's publisher, collected the award at a ceremony at Le Cent Quatre in Paris and said: "We are delighted to have received this prestigious award. Since we published our first title in this sector in 2005, we have had great success in the market, and it is particularly pleasing to also be recognised by the profession".
Look out for Phaidon's new cookbooks: Recipes from an Italian Summer (April, 2010) and The Book of Tapas (May, 2010), and why not add the new paperback version of A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the ideas, methods and creativity of Ferran Adrià to your shopping basket.