The book had received nominations in the two categories of “Cooking School/Education” and “Pastry/Desserts”.

The winners were announced during the Gourmand Awards annual ceremony, which was held in Yantai, China from May 25 to 28.

“Samira’s Dessert Book” was named best in the Pastry Section of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2016.

Her “Samira’s Iranian Cookbook” also shared the second prize in the Silk Road Cookbook Section with “With Our Own Hands” by Fredrik Van Oudenhoven and Jamila Haider from the Netherlands.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards was founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau who is the president of Paris Cookbook Fair and president of the World Association of Food TV Producers.

Source: Tehran Times