Sat Bains and James McKenzie win UK awards in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

12 December 2012 by
Sat Bains and James McKenzie win UK awards in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Michelin-starred chefs Sat Bains and James McKenzie have won top UK awards in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

The chef proprietor of his eponymous restaurant with rooms in Nottingham, Sat Bain's book Too Many Chiefs, Only One Indian has won Best UK Cookbook in the prestigious awards.

Published by Face Publications, Too Many Chiefs, Only One Indian is Bains' first book, which includes a foreword by Heston Blumenthal as well as contributions from 36 of the world's greatest chefs.

The book follows the tasting menu format of Restaurant Sat Bains, and contains 68 recipes. It traces the evolution and theory behind the recipes, and gives a behind the scenes account of how the former Roux Scholar runs his acclaimed restaurant.

Commenting on the award Bains said: "That's fantastic news! Amazing, I'm blown away."

Meanwhile James McKenzie, chef- proprietor of the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn in Yorkshire, has won the Best First UK Cookbook award in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for his debut book On the Menu.

Mckenzie's book, also published by Face Publications, showcases 74 recipes from his award-winning pub with dishes ranging from beer braised oxtails with deep fried oyster fritter, to how to make a perfect chocolate brownie.

Commenting on both awards, Face Publications managing director Anthony Hodgson said: "I'm thrilled for both Sat and James. They're both superb chefs, with very different styles, and thoroughly deserve these awards."

Both books will now go forward to the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The shortlist for the awards, which see 171 countries participating, will be published later this month, with five books nominated for each category.

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