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Tuesday 3rd May, 2010
Winners announced in prestigious 2010
Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards

A total of 24 gold ‘ladles’ were awarded last night at the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards  gala presentation in Adelaide, Australia.

Winners came from as far afield as USA, New Zealand, France, Australia, Spain, Cambodia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom. More than 700 entries were received for the competition, which was judged by an international panel of 60 jurors.

Among celebrity chefs who were in Adelaide to receive their awards were the UK’s Antony Worrall Thompson, for his Best Health and Nutrition book, The Essential Diabetes Cookbook, while Rosemary Shrager world famous cookery Teacher and TV chef was on hand to present awards.

Best Television Food and/or Drink Show went to Australia’s popular MasterChef on Channel Ten.

In addition to Le Cordon Bleu Gold ladles, two individuals, well known to the food and drink industry, were honoured for their outstanding achievements in the industry. British chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and writer Jamie Oliver was inducted into the Tasting Australia International Hall of Fame, while Australia’s Maggie Beer was the national inductee. The Tasting Australia Hall of Fame is sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia.

Ian Parmenter, Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards Jury Chairman and Tasting Australia Festival Director, said “the standard of entries in this year’s competition was extraordinarily high and the international judges were faced with an enormous task. However, they were consistent in their agreement on the winners.”

Mr. Andre Cointreau, President, Le Cordon Bleu said: “I am very proud to once again be involved in the Le Cordon Bleu Food Media Awards and its association with winners of such high calibre and international standing.  Bravo and congratulations to all of the very deserving award recipients”. 

Winners will be sent gold winner seals to further promote their work.

The gold ladle winners for the 2010 competition were:

BEST FOOD/DRINK GUIDE BOOK

  • Marlborough on the Menu by Jan Bilton & Belinda Jackson, Published by Irvine Holt Enterprises, NEW ZEALAND

BEST DRINK BOOK

  • Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course by Andrew Jefford, Published by Ryland Peters & Small, UNITED KINGDOM

BEST FOOD AND/OR DRINK WEBSITE

  • Good Food Channel by UKTV, UNITED KINGDOM

BEST DRINK PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Triple Martini & Olive Splash by Rick Souders, USA

BEST FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Cherries with a Twist by Aaron McLean, NEW ZEALAND

BEST FOOD/DRINK STYLIST

  • Dill & Salt Cured Salmon by Justine Poole, AUSTRALIA

BEST CHILDREN'S COOKBOOK

  • It’s My Turn to Cook by Margaret Brooker, Published by New Holland Publishers, NEW ZEALAND

BEST HEALTH AND NUTRITION BOOK

  • The Essential Diabetes Cookbook by Antony Worrall Thompson, Published by Kyle Cathie, UNITED KINGDOM

BEST FOOD JOURNALIST

  • Veronica Ridge, AUSTRALIA

BEST DRINK JOURNALIST

  • Jackie MacDonald, AUSTRALIA

BEST RESTAURANT CRITIC

  • Brad Johnson, USA

BEST FOOD AND OR DRINK SECTION IN A NEWSPAPER

  • Epicure – The Age, AUSTRALIA

BEST FOOD AND/OR DRINK SECTION IN A MAGAZINE

  • The Australian Women’s Weekly, AUSTRALIA

BEST FOOD MAGAZINE

  • Spain Gourmetour, SPAIN

BEST DRINK MAGAZINE

  • Cuisine Wine Country, NEW ZEALAND

BEST TELEVISION FOOD AND/OR DRINK SHOW

  • MasterChef Australia Produced by Fremantle Media, AUSTRALIA

BEST FOOD/DRINK RADIO PROGRAMME

  • The Main Ingredient: New Years Day Presented by Kelli Brett, Produced by ABC Radio, AUSTRALIA

BEST SOFT COVER RECIPE BOOK

  • From Spiders to Water Lillies – Creative Cambodian Cooking with Friends by Gustav Auer, Published by Friends-International, CAMBODIA

BEST HARD COVER RECIPE BOOK (UNDER EURO 35)

  • CUBO Dessert by Matevž Kmet, published by Trstenjak, SLOVENIA

BEST HARD COVER RECIPE BOOK (OVER EURO 35)

  • Pains by Gontran Cherrier, published by Hachette Pratique, FRANCE
  • Movida Rustica by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish, published by Murdoch Books, AUSTRALIA

BEST FOOD BOOK

  • Food Design XL by Sonja Stummerer & Martin Hablesreiter, published by Springer Wien, AUSTRIA