Since 1995, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been recognizing the best books by and for cooks ” for those who “cook with words, as their website proclaims. The 2010 ceremony took place on February 11 in Paris, where entries competed for recognition in more than 40 different categories. Nominations for the awards are accepted from authors, publishers and even readers. There is no entry fee and thousands of cookbooks vie for the prestigious honors.
Entries came from all over the world and winners were were equally international in scope. Some of the books from the United States capturing prizes included the following:
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Best Wine Atlas/Tourism Book
South-West France: The Wines and Winemakers – by Paul Strang.
France has had a long history of wine making. Paul Strang gives us an insight into its history, the decline that almost destroyed the industry and it’s renaissance. This book gives an honest view into this wine making region learn about its wine, food and traditions.