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 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.”
View the full list of the 2013 Gourmand winners and nominees here
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