I'm so thrilled to tell you that my book, 'Apron Strings - Recipes from a Family Kitchen', is short-listed for an award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. It is nominated in the 'Best First Cookbook' category. 'Apron Strings' is listed as the winner in the category of the 'First Cookbook' award for Ireland, which means that it is now short-listed for the world awards. There are 32 books, in this category nominated from all around the world. It's an absolute honour that 'Apron Strings' will be nestled amongst them.
The Awards will take place in China during the Beijing Cookbook Fair, 19-21 May. As much as I'd love to take a trip to Beijing I think that I'll settle for watching the awards unfold through the power of social media.
There are eleven other Irish books nominated. Have a look at Gourmand's website and scroll down to 'Ireland' to see the other Irish winners. - http://www.cookbookfair.com/
The very best of luck to all who are nominated!
If you would like to purchase a copy of Apron Strings, New Island Books are currently selling it, from their website, for half price. Make sure to use the 50TEN2013 code on the checkout.