Food Culture Place wins “Best in the World” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!

Food Culture Place wins “Best in the World” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!

Boulder Books is thrilled to announce that Food Culture Place: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes of Newfoundland has won the 2022 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the category of Food Heritage Books. Food Culture Place was in competition with books from all over the globe, each the sole representative of its country in the category. This year’s award winners were announced on Saturday, June 4 at the Umeå Food Symposium in Sweden.

About the Book

Food Culture Place is a collection of treasured recipes, tales, and experiences that celebrate Newfoundland’s unique culture and heritage. Taking readers on a one-year food journey, Food Culture Place explores the wild foods of Newfoundland and the land it comes from, encouraging everyone to put more traditional foods back their plates. Fish are caught, game hunted, berries and plants foraged. Food is prepared, preserved, and stored. Throughout are recipes for traditional dishes, regional delicacies, and modern preparations written for today’s home cook.

About the Award:

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. They are the world’s most prestigious cookbook awards, open to all languages, with books from more than 200 countries participating annually. Since their inception, the awards have grown to include print and digital food and wine books, and food television. The Gourmand Awards have been compared to the “Oscars” in film. They are inspired by the Olympic Games and their spirit.

About the Authors:

Lori McCarthy is a skilled chef and outdoors-woman. She is dedicated to the cultural foods of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her core values embrace locally sourced regional cuisine and wild foods from the land and sea; this is reflected in her food experiences and workshops through her company Food Culture Place. Lori has been listed as a hidden gem in National Geographic and has been written up in Coastal Living as one of the eight great excursions in North America.

Marsha Tulk grew up and married on the West coast of Newfoundland but raised her two boys on the East coast. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual) and Education (Secondary) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is her belief that a picture truly does silently speak a thousand words—putting food, culture, and place together has the potential to tell a thousand stories.