‘Best Cookbook Design’ in the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is ……

…… Sat Bains Book, Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian, designed and published by Face Publications.  As those of you who read this blog may know, Face Publications belongs to Anthony, my ‘Designer Son’, and is both a Design and Publishing Company.  So I am one incredibly proud mum.

Sitting in our lounge, the other Saturday evening, we suddenly heard the buzz of Erik’s mobile phone, and, as usual, had trouble finding it.  We knew that Anthony and Amelia had been invited to the Gourmand Banquet at the Louvre, and we all had those wonderful daydreams. ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if you won – but just to be entered into such a prestigious competition is enough’ kind of comment was floating around. And Anthony said it was great to just be invited to the special Awards evening with the World’s top chefs and publishers.  So when we received the tweet on Erik’s phone at 8.45 pm that night, we looked at each other, shaking our heads and saying ‘It can’t be.’  But the tweet we received was ‘…… and the ‘Best Cookbook Design’ in the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is …… US!’  I will confess now that both Erik and myself were reduced to tears.  Of happiness and pride of course!

Anthony has written a press release on his Face Publications website, and I have copied it on to my blog for people to read, as I couldn’t put it better.

Sat Bains book named ‘Best in the World’

Sat Bains Book - Gourmand Awards

Sat Bains book, Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian, published by Face Publications, has won the title of ‘Best Cookbook Design’ at the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris.

The debut cookbook from the Nottingham-based two-Michelin-starred chef features a behind-the-scenes account of a chef at the cutting edge of modern cuisine who won a Roux Scholarship in 1999 and now runs one of the world’s most compelling and applauded restaurants. It has 68 inspirational recipes, a foreword by Heston Blumenthal and anecdotal contributions from 36 of the world’s greatest chefs.

A total of 171 countries participated in in the 18th prestigious Gourmand Awards, which were held at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The president of the Gourmand Awards, Edouard Cointreau, said: “Face Publications is a small but important publisher utilising distinctive design and production techniques to create outstanding books.”

Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian is packaged in its own hardback slipcase and mailing carton and is limited to 10,000 numbered copies. It’s an imaginative coffee table book appealing to anybody with a passion for food.

Sat Bains

Sat Bains said: “It’s been overwhelming and an amazing journey. We set out to create a book that would stand the test of time and be testament to exactly what’s going on in the industry right now – and we nailed it.”

This is the fourth book published by Face to be recognised at the Gourmand Awards. The debut cookbook from James Mackenzie of East Yorkshire’s Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn, On The Menu, was also recognised at the 2013 awards as ‘Best First Cookbook’ in the UK. And in previous years, two books by Andrew Pern from North Yorkshire’s Star Inn at Harome, Black Pudding & Foie Gras, and Loose Birds & Game, have both won Gourmand awards.

Anthony Hodgson from Face Publications said: “It’s a real honour to be considered the best in the world in such a competitive marketplace. The praise we received for our books from Edouard Cointreau himself will motivate us to deliver more exceptional books in the future.”

So to find out more about the ‘Best Cookbook Design’ in the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, and all of Face Publications award winning books, please click HERE.

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