Third Coast Cuisine Nominated for Gourmand Award



Madrid, Spain – Award winning food writer and chef Stuart Reb Donald has once again opened his culinary bag of tricks for his latest cookbook Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes from the Gulf of Mexico and the critics have taken notice.

Third Coast Cuisine Nominated for Gourmand AwardThird Coast Cuisine is one of just four American cookbooks nominated for the charity category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.  Donald’s latest cookbook will face off with books from over 20 different countries.  On the whole some 144 countries will participate in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards held March 3-6, 2011 where there will be a major exhibition of the nominated works at the Festival du Livre de Cuisine (aka Paris Cookbook Fair).

According to the author, “The Third Coast is an area of amazing diversity. From the Yucatan to the Keys you can find any number of indigenous and immigrant cooking styles like Mexican, Cajun, Native American and even Soul Food.” The Third Coast is a popular nickname for the states along the Gulf of Mexico as well as parts of Mexico and Cuba.

“This honor is humbling.  When I first started work on “Third Coast” it was a project of passion, something to celebrate the unique food and culture found on America’s Gulf Coast.  Then the Deepwater Horizon tragedy came along and I began to think that my little cookbook had just turned into a history text, a requiem.  The lifestyle that inspired my book is still in jeopardy.”  Donald’s book contains 150 recipes, 11 essays and 70 color photos of the diverse foods to be found along the Gulf of Mexico.  He is donating a portion of the profits to the Gulf Restoration Network.

About Stuart Reb Donald
A 24 year veteran of the restaurant industry, Stuart Reb Donald has worked every position from dish washer up to chef.  In 2003 he combined his love of food and gift for writing to produce his first cookbook Amigeauxs – Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine (4 Star Publishing). He has written hundreds of articles including interviews of noted chefs like Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, Michael Symon, Tory McPhail and Susan Irby.  He has been a regular guest on TV shows along the Gulf Coast and often uses his culinary skills for good by helping to raise money for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Bay Area Food Bank.

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About the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they honor the best food and wine books.  The objectives of the Awards are to reward and honor those who “cook with words,” help readers find the best out of the 26,000 food and wine books produced every year and to help book retailers find the 50 food and wine books that each year should be offered to clients. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are the only truly international competition. There are many local or national awards for food and wine books, with many different categories.  In order to fully represent the diversity of food and drink publishing around the world, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have 41 categories for cookbooks and 18 for drinks books.

For more information contact:
Edouard Cointreau
Gourmand International
Pintor Rosales 50, 4°C
Madrid, 28008
Phone: +34-91- 541 67 68
Fax: +34-91- 541 68 21

About The Paris Cookbook Fair
The Paris Cookbook Fair is the world’s largest fair devoted to cookbooks and wine books.

Based on a huge network of publishers from over 50 countries, the fair is balanced between trade and pleasure. Publishers, authors, photographers, stylists, printers, distributors, booksellers negotiate projects. At the same time, books are promoted with constant cooking demos by the greatest celebrity chefs, and wine tastings at the international bar.

For more information contact:
Gourmand International
Paseo Pintor Rosales, 50
28008 – Madrid

Phone: +34 91 541 67 68
Fax: +34 541 68 21

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards
2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up
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