I am deeply honored to have just won the world’s top food critic prize at the international 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.
The only global contest of its kind, the biennial World Food Media Awards honor the best food and drink journalists from around the world in 24 categories covering cookbooks, magazines, newspapers, television, digital media and photography. Journalists, authors and television hosts from two dozen countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, and New Zealand. This was my third nomination and first win for my restaurant reviews.
According to Ian Parmenter, awards jury chairman at the ceremony tonight in Australia: “The standard of entries in this year’s competition was extraordinarily high, and the international judges were faced with an enormous task, but the judges were consistent in their agreement on the winners.”