Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian by Sat Bains has won the prestigious title of 'Best Cookbook Design in the World' at the 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."
"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." Sat Bains
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.
"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." Anthony Hodgson, Face Publications
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 autobiographical cookbook that follows the tasting menu format at Restaurant Sat Bains, featuring 68 in-depth recipes, and demonstrating how research, development and creativity play a vital role in Sat's food pairings and flavour combinations.
Two-Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains offers an unprecedented view into his past, recipes, and philosophies on food.