We are delighted to announce that Marcus has been nominated as the United States winner of the category, Best Food Literature Book, for “Yes, Chef” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012. He will now be considered for the Gourmand Best in the World competition in the same category, which will be announced on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the 17th annual awards ceremony, held this year in Paris at Le Carrousel du Louvre. Those attending the event will also be invited to partake in the festivities planned for the Paris Cookbook Fair, which will convene this year from February 22nd-24th.
Every year Gourmand reviews thousands of books in the categories of food and wine in pursuit of finding the select few chefs, vinters, and authors who are able to “cook [vint] with words”. Each year the award ceremony has grown in popularity, and is fast becoming the place to discover and meet the top publishers, journalists, authors, vinters, and chefs in the food and wine realm. The event is always held in a popular location for gastronomic indulgence. In past years, the ceremony has taken place in Sweden, Spain, Germany, Malaysia, China, the U.K, and this year will be the ninth time in France, fourth time in Paris.
Gourmand was founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, and grows in applicants every year. Cointreau saw the awards as a way to find the best food and wine books among the sea of about 8,000 published each year. He also saw it as a way to increase the public’s knowledge of the industry, and when in a bookstore, lead them in the right direction to those books, which are the best portal to the food and wine world.
This is one of the most prominent events in the food literature scene and we are incredibly thrilled that Marcus is a part of it. We wish the very best of luck to all the competitors, from 136 different countries, and are excited to see the results in February.