Four Random House authors have scooped top prizes in the New Zealand division of the prestigious Gourmand Word Cookbook Awards for books published during 2013. They now go on to compete against their international peers for the top 2013 awards.
The winning authors and their books are Josh Emett for Cut – Best Chef Cookbook category; Michael Van de Elzen for The Food Truck Cookbook No 2 - Best Street Food Cookbook category; Karla Goodwin for Bluebell’s Cakery - Best Pastry Sweets Cookbook category, and Nadia Lim for Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cookbook - Best TV-English cookbook category.
‘We’re thrilled at this recognition for Josh, Mike, Karla and Nadia and their fabulous new books,’ says Random House New Zealand publishing director Nicola Legat. ‘Random House New Zealand is this country’s most active cookbook publisher and we believe that our books are of international stature. Indeed one of them took the top award in 2011! We have high hopes for Josh, Mike, Karla and Nadia as their books go on to the next round. Their books are full of their passion and their commitment to using the very best ingredients to deliver amazing flavours. We’re very proud to be their publishers.’