January 28, 2017

Adventist-produced Vegan Cookbook Gets Award

An Adventist-published cookbook has been announced as the national winner of the “Best Health & Nutrition Book” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Food As Medicine: Cooking for Your Best Health by Sue Radd was released by Signs Publishing in October. It features 150 plant-based recipes, as well as extensive explanation of the scientific research that supports the pattern of eating demonstrated in the recipes.

“This wonderful book is a delight for the reader”

“This wonderful book is a delight for the reader,” said Edouard Cointreau, jury president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in announcing the award. The annual awards have been described as the “Oscars” of cookbooks and attract entries from more than 60 nations. Winning a national award also constitutes entry into the international stage of the awards to be announced in May 2017.

“There are quite a few categories in these awards, covering the range of cookbooks, but given the interest in health and nutrition, I expect this is among the more crowded categories,” said Nathan Brown, book editor at Signs Publishing. “So this is where we want to be — creating, producing and sharing the best health information that can really make a difference in people’s lives.”

According to Brown, the award represents a team of people working together to produce a book that is both credible and attractive. “Sue is an experienced dietitian and is involved in world-leading nutrition research,” he noted. “Then there was Dominique Cherry and her team who produced the food photography and design of the book, as well as our people at Signs who worked to produce a book we can be proud of — and that has now been recognized as such.”

Entering Food As Medicine in the Gourmand Awards follows featuring the cookbook at Germany's Frankfurt Book Fair in October, which also attracted interest in the cookbook from publishers in a number of languages around the world.

“As a church, we have long been leaders in health, nutrition and positive lifestyle, so the success of this project follows in the best of this tradition,” Brown said.

More information on the book is available online at http://www.foodasmedicine.cooking, or “Like” Food As Medicine on Facebook. The book can be obtained internationally from various book retailers including Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Food-as-Medicine/9781925044621

—Signs Publishing