Press Release -Local Cookbook, "Everyday Venison," Clinches Prestigious World Gourmand Award

Umea, May 2023 – Leslie van der Merwe’s creation, “Everyday Venison,” was crowned the Best Game Meat Cook Book in the World at the esteemed Gourmand Awards Ceremony.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, an institution founded in 1995 by the visionary Edouard Cointreau, remains the pinnacle celebration of exceptional food and wine culture literature. The competition, which assessed over 100,000 books and publications from an impressive 230 countries, has solidified its reputation as the definitive global authority in the realm of culinary literary recognition.

In response to the exponential growth in the popularity of game meat recipe books, the organizers introduced a new category exclusively dedicated to honoring this burgeoning genre. “Everyday Venison” emerged victorious, triumphing over a competitive lineup that featured remarkable entries from France, Germany, and New Zealand.

Through “Everyday Venison,” Leslie van der Merwe has artfully curated a collection of modern recipes that captures the essence of game meat cuisine, and elevating it to new heights.

“This award is a tremendous honor and validation of the passion and effort poured into crafting ‘Everyday Venison.’ I am humbled to have been recognized on such a global stage and am grateful for the opportunity to share my love for game meat cooking with a diverse audience,” remarked an elated Leslie van der Merwe.

The runner-up titles from France, Germany, and New Zealand further underscore the fierce competition faced by “Everyday Venison,” cementing its status as an extraordinary culinary masterpiece that has resonated with connoisseurs across the globe.

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