Gourmand ‘Best in the World’ Cookbook Award won by South African self-published and first time author.
Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics by Knysna local Catherine Barnhoorn has been awarded the prestigious Gourmand ‘Best in the World’ Cookbook Award in the First Book category at the glamorous ceremony held in China on 28 May.
Catherine, who created the recipes, wrote and designed the book, competed against authors from Mauritius, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines and Togo. “This is a dream come true,” Catherine said after accepting the award. “It was an honour to have Mila’s Meals nominated alongside the other inspiring titles. Receiving this award is validation for the hard work, blind faith, love and passion I have poured into this project.”