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Award for Iran Woman Chef

Award for Iran Woman ChefAward for Iran Woman Chef

Talented Iranian chef Samira Jannatdoust won the top prize of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016, held in China’s Yanta District, May 27-31.

Her two collections of recipes, titled ‘Samira’s Iranian Cookbook’ and ‘Samira’s Desserts’, won her the competition for the second consecutive year, Mehr News Agency reported.

Jannatdoust’s illustrated Iranian Cookbook offers an enticing selection of her original recipes. The book was registered as national heritage in 2011 by Iran’s National Library.  The 800-page cookbook, includes 319 recipes, and is considered the most complete guide to tastes, textures and delicacy of Persian cooking.

Her book on desserts has 306 illustrated pages, including a wide selection of her creative traditional Persian desserts and halva, and new and modern sweets. Every recipe has systematic instructions containing handy suggestions and adjustments for alternative materials or ingredients as well as additional elements to make each dessert more extravagant.

In the 2015 edition of the contest she took part with her award-winning book ‘Samira’s International Cookbook’. In 2014, Jannatdoust won the Best Authors and Chefs award and the Best Publishers Award for her book ‘Table Layout, Cookies, Cooking’.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by the Madrid-based Gourmand International which annually honors the best food books, printed or digital, as well as food television programs. This year’s edition was attended by 205 countries in the international competition section of the event.

Parisian Edouard Cointreau is Chairman of Gourmand International and president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.