|‘Sharpe Chefs’ – the first cookery book for charity created by a group of ladies from all over the globe – has won the UK round in the prestigious GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2008 in the category Best Fund Raising Cookbook. The next stage is to compete against other cookery books for charity from around the world.
The ‘Sharpe Chefs’ book was the result of a throw-away comment by Adele James almost two years ago and snowballed into a project that involved the director, producers and actors of the television series ‘Sharpe’.
One of our most illustrious and unfailing supporters and contributors has been Bernard Cornwell, author of the ‘Sharpe’ books, who fully supported the first book and has continued to support the Chefs into book two: ‘Sharpe Chefs II – On Campaign’, published in November 2008.
The next stage is exposure at the Gourmand stand in The Cookbook Corner at the London Book Fair next April 20-22, where the book will be exhibited, and following that the awards Gala event, in the middle of 2009.
We are honoured to have been nominated for this award and proud to have reached this far in the process. We thank all those who made the book possible and all those who bought it, without whom it would have never been this successful.