Sea Gastronomy wins top prize in Yantai
Sea Gastronomy by Michael O’Meara, published by Artisan House Connemara, is named as the best Seafood Cookbook at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Yantai.
Galway author and chef Michael O’Meara’s Sea Gastronomy: Fish and Shellfish of the North Atlantic cookbook has won the Seafood Cookbook of the Year award at the World Gourmand Cookbook awards held on 29 May.
Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry, the Gourmand awards is the most prestigious accolade in the world of culinary writing. Now in its 20th year, the awards celebrate the world’s most accomplished and influential food writers from over 136 countries around the globe.
The Irish publication by Galway chef and author Michael O’Meara, published by Artisan House Connemara was the only Irish contender to have been shortlisted in two categories in the competition. Along with winning the first prize in the Best Seafood Cookook category, Sea Gastronomy was also shortlisted in the overall best Cookbook in the World category, the top merit in the competition. O’Meara was highly commended by the competition judges, and surpassed a number of the world’s most established culinary writers in the competition to secure the winning title of Best Seafood Cookbook in the World.
Sea Gastronomy was supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara under the Fisheries Local Action Group Scheme and Fáilte Ireland – The Wild Atlantic Way.
Sea Gastronomy is available in Ireland through Dubray’s, Eason’s, Waterstones, Charlie Byrne’s, Hodgis Figgis and independent bookshops.