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Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017 winners announced

The 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been announced.

A number of Australian titles were among the winners and runners-up.

Special Awards

Prestige Awards

  • Joint winner: Travels through Dali (Zhang Mei, Penguin Random House)

Best Authors and Chefs

TV Celebrity Chef

  • Third place: Will and Steve (Steve Flood & Will Stewart, Harlequin)


  • Garlic Feast (Janice Sutton, self-published)

Bestselling Authors, Brands

  • The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever (Kim McCosker, 4 Ingredients)

World Cuisine


  • Third place: Florentine (Emiko Davis, Hardie Grant)


  • Second place: Hellenic Kanella (Ruth Bardis, Outskirts Press)

India and Sri Lanka Cuisines

  • Nazeema’s Karalda Kitchen (Christiane Philip, Culinaire School)

Lifestyle, Body and Soul

Sustainable Food

  • Impact of Meat (Talia Raphael, Dora Marinoa, Igi Global)

Health and Nutrition for the Public

  • Food as Medicine (Sue Radd, Novella)

Food Writing

  • Joint third place: The Colonial Kitchen (Charmaine O’Brien, Rowman & Littlefield)

Culinary History

  • Joint third place: The Oldest Foods on Earth (John Newton, NewSouth)

Food Safety Institutions

  • Third place: Mealtimes (Agatha Nicoll, SDN Beranga)


Easy Recipes

  • Back to Basics (Robert Bousamra, Manuscript)


  • Joint third place: Seafood Everyday (Eloise Emmett, self-published)


  • Second place: Meat Culture (Annie Potts, Brill) 

Truffles and Mushrooms

  • The Truffle Cookbook (Rodney Dunn, Agrarian Kitchen)

Charity—Fund Raising


  • Our Tamarama Kitchen (Joanna Cooper & Vanessa Rowe) and Forage Victoria (Forage Publishing)

Wine and Drink Book Awards

Pair of Hosts—Women (TV)

  • Hungry (Karena & Kasey, KK) 

Pair of Hosts—Men (TV)

  • Will and Steve (Steve Flood & Will Stewart, Harlequin)

The World of Wine

French Wine

  • Champagne (Karen Palmer, KP)

New World Wine

  • Mendoza, Conversations with Winemakers (Christopher Barnes, Grape Collective).

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Yantai, China, in May. To see the full list of winners, click here.


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