Chef David Everitt-Matthias has been awarded Best UK Cookbook at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards 2009 for his Dessert cookbook.
The two-Michelin-starred chef of Cheltenham's Le Champignon Sauvage restaurant was given the accolade for , which is the follow-up to the chef and restaurant's Essence - ](http://www.amazon.co.uk/Essence-Recipes-Champignon-David-Everitt-Matthias/dp/1904573525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&)recipe book.
The award is a particular achievement for the chef, who has no specialist pastry experience, and approaches the idea of dessert in a surprisingly untraditional way in the book, which has a forward from Heston Blumethal.
In his review of the book for Caterer, two-Michelin-starred chef Phil Howard said: "These desserts are special occasion masterpieces that have quite rightly played a part in earning him a reputation as one of the finest cooks in this country."
By Rosie Birkett
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