The Story of Tea has Been Nominated for a 2008 IACP Cookbook Award

We have just been notified that our book, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide has been nominated as one of three finalists in the Single Subject Category of the 2008 IACP Cookbook Awards.

While being recognized by one’s colleagues is the dream of every professional, we really did not imagine that our book would garner such attention.

The IACP Cookbook Awards are the premier recognition of excellence in cookbook writing and publishing. This year, over 450 cookbooks from Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Trinadad, and the United States were entered in the competition.

The winners of each of the thirteen categories, as well as Cookbook of the Year, will be announced on April 18th at the IACP’s 30th Annual International Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 1,000 food professionals are expected to attend the awards ceremony.

For those of us who follow our passion through food writing, it is indeed an honor to be so recognized. Of course, we hope that the judges vote out book the WINNER, but our two colleagues who have also been nominated in this category are certainly serving up some pretty strong competition.

Fish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood by Paul Johnson

Vegetables: Recipes and Techniques from the World’s Premier Culinary College by The Culinary Institute of America

To see the entire list of IACP Cookbook Award nomines, visit: and click on the awards listing on the homepage.

We sincerely wish to thank everyone who has purchased copies of The Story of Tea and who has sent us letters and emails telling us how much our book has opened their eyes to the intricacies of the fascinating world of tea.

We are thrilled beyond belief to be leading the ongoing dialogue on tea education, and to see tea, the world’s oldest beverage, come into the spotlight after all these years !


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