Friday, May 7, 2010

Blue ribbon does the red carpet

They are described as the Oscar equivalent of the Food World. And what a night it was...
The World Food Media Awards were announced in Adelaide this week, and Blue Ribbon Cookbook author Liz Harfull was there to enjoy the experience together with celebrity chefs, authors and food writers and broadcasters from around the world.
Liz became a finalist in the category for Best Hard Cover Cookbook (under 35 Euros) after her book was shortlisted by an international panel of 60 jurors.
"I didnt win, but I felt like a winner just being in the room," Liz said. "It was an amazing night with great food and wine as you would expect, and I had the chance to meet some of my idols in the world of food and food writing."
A total of 24 gold ‘ladles’ were handed out to winners from the USA, New Zealand, France, Australia, Spain, Cambodia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
The audience included the UK’s Antony Worrall Thompson and Rosemary Shrager, Antonio Carluccio, Ian Parmenter (the organiser and host for the evening), Maggie Beer, Manu
Fieldel, Paul Mercurio, Poh, Frank Camora, Simon Bryant, Phillippe Clergue, Alan Saunders, and the team from The Age's Epicurean section.