Mumbai, India (PressExposure) April 16, 2012 -- For the first time in the competition for the 'Cookbook of the Year' was awarded to an Australian chef. The award function was held this week at a New York food publishing event. Guess which book was the winner? Well, the Indian connection was seen again, the winner was the book 'Tasting India' by Christine Manfield. The book is a journey of gastronomical proportions of food cuisines all across and over India.
Manfield's book was chosen from a host of hundreds of books that had released in the year. The writer beat many other top cookery book authors like Nathan Myhrvold and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It was at the 26th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards Night on April 2, 2012 that the prestigious award was announced. The award is in recognition of the best in cookery books in the English language.
The book is a delight for cook book lovers, if you are to go through its 448-page length and the 250 recipes that it showcases. The recipes have been collected from various generations and from people of all walks of life. These include grandmothers, daughters, brothers, and mothers - the people the author met during her journey for these recipes. The ingredients that make up the food items include cabbage salad, pastries that are dal-stuffed, garam masala and fish steamed in banana leaf. Apart from the recipes, the insights and visuals that the writer was witness to in her journey is also part of the book.
About BookChums: BookChums is a site for book lovers to connect. Readers can add/read book reviews, read up author bios and author interviews, download free ebooks and read blogs related to latest trends in the field of publishing. For more information, please visit our site Diwong's nickname is Poo; Poo in Thai means crabs. She runs a cookery school in Klong Toey slum in Bangkok. This book emerged winner among other books such as Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge; The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the Future of American Mass Hysteria; and Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World.