University Press of Kentucky author Albert W.A. Schmid was named the winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the United States in the category of cooking with beer, wine or spirits for The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded by Edouard Cointreau in 1995 to honor those who “cook with words” and are the most prestigious international cookbook awards. The overall winner in each category will be selected from the country winners at the awards ceremony on March 2, 201l, at the theatre at Le Centquatre in Paris, where the Paris Cookbook Fair will begin the next day.
“There is no culinary showboating here: all the recipes are straightforward, are easy to prepare, and involve readily available ingredients. As with most good home cooking, the emphasis is not on the painstaking or the exotic but on easy prep and easy eating.”—The Wall Street Journal