March 7, 2009
I blogged about it when it was released last October, and am now thrilled to report that “Cooking with Les Dames d’Escoffier: At Home with the Women who Shape the Way We Cook and Drink,” was nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award in the “Compilation” category.
Those of us with recipes therein are thrilled, not to mention that Sasquatch Books, which published the “Pike Place Market Cookbook,” is the publisher.
This nomination is real validation for a small(er) regional press (based in Seattle’s funky Pioneer Square area) that was up against publishing giants such as John Wiley & Sons (which published “Pacific Northwest Wining & DIning”), W.W. Norton; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; Clarkson Potter; and Ten Speed Press (which published my “Pike Place Public Market Seafood Cookbook”).
I am so proud of my friend and fellow Seattle Dame Marcella Rosene, who edited the book along with another buddy–San Antonio-based Dame Pat Mozersky.
The winners will be announced during the gala dinner at IACP’s annual conference in Denver early next month, so stay tuned!