March 13, 2012
The tradition of bread in Portugal is a Gourmand's Award Book!
Gourmand’s 16th Awards took place at Paris’ famed music hall, Les Folies Bergeres, following the opening of the second Paris Cookbook Fair. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards was founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau.It's free and opened to all languages. On march 3rd and for over two hours Edouard Cointreau’s cookbook awards ceremony paid homage to chefs, publishers, photographers and designers. Check Gourmand Magazine for more information and the winner's list to discover wonderful books about world wide food! I am not much of a cooker but books about food look so yummy and irresistible. I also like to read about the wine culture. One of the winners is a book about the Portuguese Madeira island and its famous wine - Madeira wine. A Portuguese book got an award too - it's a book about bread. I've seen it at my local Post Office station - A tradição do pão em Portugal. (The tradition of bread in Portugal) It's a beautiful book indeed. It shows you the story of bread from the moment a seed is thrown to the earth till the moment it reaches our table. Portuguese National Post Office (CTT) is the publisher of this book and as usual for this collection the book includes theme related Portuguese stamps inside.