Nimi Sunilkumar Wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award [ ]


Nimi Sunilkumar, Cookbook author and food blogger has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 2015 - 16. She has presented this source of snacks to the world and rewarded with a Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

  • Her book 4 o’clock Offers of Kerala has been chosen for the award in the ‘Best Indian Cuisine Cookbook’ section.
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  • The book began a winner, competing with entries on Indian cooking from around the world. The award was presented in Yantai, China, recently.
  • The cookbook is developed with photos and details of 54 recipes from Kerala and each of these recipes are said to be specific to each district.
  • She has won award for the second time and earlier in 2013, her Lip-smacking Dishes of Kerala was selected third ‘Best Local Cooking Book in the World’ category.

About Nimi Sunilkumar:

  • Nimi is a cooking teacher and dietician at Tata High Range School, Munnar.
  • She had started her food blog ‘Nimi’s Culinary Ventures’ in 2009.
  • She began offering ‘Lip-smacking cooking classes, ’ on traditional Kerala cooking to tourists in 2012.
  • She says that learning to get better at the art to her students from U. S. , Australia, and the U. K.
  • Many recipes have already missing from our kitchen. My try is to maintain the traditional.
  • She wanted to show that Indian recipes are not just about ‘dal’, ‘roti’ and ‘naan’. The recipes in 4 o’ clock Offers are authentic collections from all over Kerala.
  • They differ among regions, even households, ” she said. The writer took the photographs that explain her recipes in the book.
  • The snacks includes
  1. ‘Unnakkayi’ (plantain rolls)
  2. ‘Kumbilappam’ (steamed rice cones) to ‘kozhiyada’ (chicken pancakes)
  3. ‘Andiputtu’ (cashew and rice balls).

About Gourmand World Cookbook Award:

  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau.
  • Every year, they honour the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television.
  • Gourmand gives the awards in a very special location for gastronomy.
  • The Ceremony is always an opportunity to meet every important person in the world of food and books: hundreds of publishers, authors, chefs and journalists take part in these events.
  • It is well known as the Oscar award in the field of cookery.
  • Award is organized to honour the best food and wine books either printed or digital.
  • This award is the only international award in this particular field.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 11, 2016