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Best in the World – More Than Yorkshire Puddings – Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2023

More Than Yorkshire Puddings wins second place in the local and regional category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards “Best in the World” competition.

After winning the UK award last autumn, Elaine Lemm’s book was entered to compete on behalf of the UK against the top books from other countries at the 28th International GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2023. Coming second only to Mexico, ahead of Sweden, Germany and China, and many more, is quite an achievement.

Best in the World Gourmand Awards 2023 300pxThe publisher Great Northern Books’ creative director, David Burrill said, ‘We are highly delighted for Elaine and ourselves to receive this accolade. It has been a pleasure to work on a book of such outstanding content and this award is icing on the cake.”

Elaine Lemm said, ‘To say I was shocked when I heard that More Than Yorkshire Puddings had come second in the world in the Local and Regional Cookbook is an understatement. I am so proud not just for myself but for Great Northern Books, a small independent publisher that had the faith and gave me the support to write the book.’

‘It’s tough out there just now in publishing, and to receive an accolade this important is truly remarkable, especially given the list of countries it was up against. Also, I hope I have made Yorkshire proud because the fabulous food grown, produced and available here has made this book so special.’

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About The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is a global international competition with 136 countries participating and are considered the Oscars of cookbook publishing. Each winner represented their country in the “Best in the World” competition in Sweden in May 2023. The top four books in each category are entitled to carry the ‘Best in the World’ label. More Than Yorkshire Puddings, representing the UK, won second place in their category.

Find out more about the book here…