Gourmand Award food writing and media shortlists announced

Gourmand International, which hosts The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, recently announced its shortlists of nominees in food writing and media for 2019. The awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, and each year, they honor the best food and wine culture in print and digital media.

This shortlist is not exactly short, featuring hundreds of books, websites, and programs from 215 countries and regions, competing in 100 categories for food and 30 categories for drink. Many of the categories are reserved exclusively for digital publications.  Having so many categories allows more countries to compete, a goal for Gourmand International, which looks to the Olympics for inspiration for these awards. This is the only cookbook award competition that allows cookbooks of languages other than English to compete. In addition to opening the competition to multiple languages, the awards honor all types of media: print or digital, paid or free, private or public, trade publishers or self published, big or small. 


The shortlists are offered in four groups: Free Food Culture, Free Drink Culture, Print/Paid Food Culture, and Print/Paid Drink Culture. Cookbook highlights from this year’s shortlist include:

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  • vickster  on  February 14, 2019

    This is interesting but kind of overwhelming when I followed the link

  • debkellie  on  February 14, 2019

    Just goes to show how important the role of food is in all cultures!

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