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Chef Rafael Osterling and Baker Sandra Plevisani were enshrined in Gourmand Awards

Rafael Osterling, Sandra PlevisaniPhoto: El Comercio

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is the most important event of gastronomic literature, which every year awards the best culinary books of the world.  In the 2012 edition five Peruvian titles arrived as finalists and two of them were enshrined in their respective categories.

The event, which takes place in Paris, met in a preliminary stage to just over 7,000 titles, from 162 countries.

“Rafael. El chef, el restaurante, las recetas” (Rafael. The chef, restaurant, the recipes) by Rafael Osterling, was enshrined in the category of Best Chef Book. This book beat titles from Sweden, Britain and the United States. The text was published under the label Planeta.

Meanwhile, Sandra Plevisani won the category for best Latin American cook book for the title “El Gran Libro del Postre Peruano” (The Great Book of the Peruvian dessert), published by the Publishing Fund of San Martin de Porres University.

Also present at this final stage were Sara Beatriz Guardia gourmet with her book “La ruta de la papa. De los Andes peruanos a Europa. Historia, sociedad y cultura. Siglos XVI-XXI” (The Path of Potato. From the Peruvian Andes to Europe. History, society and culture. XVI-XXI, category Best Cookbook of the Year). Also, “La cocina mágica asháninca” (The magical Ashaninka kitchen) by Pablo Macera and Henry Casanto, for Best Illustrated Book and “El arte de la cocina peruana II” (The Art of Peruvian Cuisine II) by Tony Custer.

Source: El Comercio

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