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15.12.06
World award for fishing book

The highly acclaimed book Cornish Fishing and Seafood, written by Carol Trewin, with photography by Adam Woolfitt, has just been declared the winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2006, in the category Best Local Cookbook, among cookbooks published in English in the UK in the year 2006.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the food and drink books, with 34 categories for food books and 14 categories for wine books. Previous winners in English include Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. This is the second year running that a book by Carol Trewin has won this award. Last year Gourmet Cornwall, also with photography by Adam Woolfitt, was the winner of this category.

Carol Trewin said: "Winning this award is a great credit to the Cornish fishing industry and hopefully will reinforce the message that the fishermen have a very positive story to tell. Unlike the negative image as portrayed in most of the media, we found that there is a great commitment to fishing sustainably, preserving fish stocks and to promoting the rich diversity of fish and shellfish landed in Cornwall."

Adam Woolfitt commented: "Having photographed for hundreds of magazines and books over the years, I am delighted that our newest title has again won against such stiff competition. I trust the dedicated fishermen and chefs of Cornwall will celebrate this very much as their own award!"

Publisher Alison Hodge added: "This book is a celebration of the excellence and diversity of Cornish fishing today along with Cornish chefs, fish processors, fishmongers and all involved in getting Cornish seafood from net to plate."

Cornish Fishing and Seafood will now go through to the final round of the Gourmand Awards, and will be judged against books in other languages for The Best in the World. The results will be announced in Beijing, China, in April 2007.

Cornish Fishing and Seafood, written by Carol Trewin, with photographs by Adam Woolfitt, was published in September by Alison Hodge. Profits from sales of the book go to the Duchy Fish Quota Company to help buy fishing quota for Cornish fishermen.

For further information contact Alison Hodge on 01736 368093, or Carol Trewin on 01822 859449.

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Editor's notes:

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were set up in 1994 by Edouard Cointreau. The number of entries has grown each year reflecting the growing food and drink publishing sector.

Judges are looking for the author 'whose personality and heart shines throughout the book', for books with a high quality of production and printing, and that are 'user friendly and respect and understand' the reader.

For more information about the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards see www.cookbookfair.com.

Cornish Fishing and Seafood, by Carol Trewin with a foreword by Colin Warwick and photographs by Adam Woolfit, ISBN 0906720427price £14.95, publ September 2006 by Alison Hodge, www.alison-hodge.co.uk. Paperback with flaps; 256 pages, full colour throughout.

Cornish Fishing and Seafood is available in bookshops or from the Duchy Fish Quota Company, www.duchyfishquota.co.uk, or direct from the publisher, Alison Hodge, www.alison-hodge.co.uk.

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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