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Pool-in-Wharfedale publishers celebrate top award
7:00am Monday 4th March 2013 in Local news
A Wharfedale publishing firm is celebrating one of its books being crowned a world-beater.
Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian, published by Face Publications in Pool-in-Wharfedale, has won the Best Cookbook Design category of the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in Paris.
The debut book from Nottingham-based, two Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains was up against competition from entries from 171 countries.
Praising its design, 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.”
The book, packaged in its own hardback slipcase and mailing carton and limited to 10,000 numbered copies, features 68 recipes, a foreword by Heston Blumenthal and anecdotal contributions from 36 of the world’s greatest chefs.
Face Publications has also had three previous cookbooks recognised at the Gourmand Awards, most recently the debut – On The Menu – by chef James Mackenzie of East Yorkshire’s Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn, as Best First Cookbook in the UK.
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.”
Sat Bains said of Too Many Chiefs’ success: “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.”