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Vijís at Home wins first round of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Vijís at Home wins first round of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

December 2010

Douglas & McIntyre is delighted to announce that its most recent culinary release, Vijís at Home: Relax, Honey has won Best Indian Cuisine Book in Canada at the 2010 Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards.

The awards were inaugurated in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, to ďhonour the best food and wine books,Ē and are presented in a total of 59 categories, over two rounds. In earning the best in Canada title, Vijís at Home has now qualified to compete in the second stage, for the best in the world prize.

Following-up their critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning bestseller Vijís: Elegant and Inspired Indian Food preeminent culinary couple Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij show how to prepare the recipes they eat at home, from vegetarian dishes that go from stove to plate in less than 45 minutes to seafood, poultry and meat dishes that come together in 20 minutes. ďCooking is one of humankindís most unique forms of nurturing; it takes effort, but it isnít a household chore,Ē they explain. Designed for flavour, versatility and convenience, virtually every recipe can be adapted to suit the readerís palate, dietary preferences or on-hand ingredients.

Vijís at Home will now compete against other countriesí winners in Indian Cuisine category for Gourmand Best in the World Award. The results will be announced on March 3, 2010 at the annual gala, in the new Artistic Center of the City of Paris, on the first day of the Paris Cookbook Fair.

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