Afterhours Books Grabbed Four Awards
at the Prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019
Like folk songs or textile motifs, a traditional cuisine tells the story of the people it nurtures. The ingredients reflect the physical and economic environment, the preserving and cooking methods the available resources, and the balance and complexity of the seasonings the artistic sensibilities of the culture.
The range of lushly-illustrated culinary books in the Afterhours catalog is dedicated to bringing these stories to the world through artfully blending writing, photography, design, and printing of the highest international standard. The latest recognition of the exceptional quality of these publications came in July 2019 when three recently published Afterhours books won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Founded in 1995, Gourmand International has become a significant platform for recognizing excellence in world food and drink culture. The Gourmand World Cookbook awards showcase the best writing, photography (and recipes) that promote cuisines around the globe.
The books recognized by Gourmand represent the qualities which have propelled Afterhours into the top ranks of boutique publishers in Southeast Asia. All aspects of the volumes: manuscript, images, graphics, design, printing, and presentation blend seamlessly to create books of immediate enjoyment and lasting value.
Three books were recognized in the 2019 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Rendang, slow-cooked buffalo meat (or any of a hundred other substances) is recognized as one of the most delicious foods in the world. The book Rendang won the bronze prize in the Single Subject category as a memoir of an author’s return to her birthplace to learn about her culinary heritage.
Since the days of the Spice Trade, Indonesia has supplied some of the finest tea in the world. Leaf It To Tea, an exploration of the history and future of Indonesian teas, won the top prize in the Illustrations category and silver prize in the Drinks category.
Indonesia has gifted the world with a number of artistic and culinary products. Kecap Manis, a deep dive into the origins and development of Indonesia’s unique form of sweet soy sauce, won gold in the Culinary History category.
These books comprise only of a few of the Afterhours books exploring the world of Indonesian cuisine, which is, in turn, a small part of the extensive Afterhours catalog of art, photography, interior design and other richly illustrated, finely written volumes bringing the best of Indonesian art and culture to readers throughout the globe.
For more information, please contact:
Lans Brahmantyo, +62 (0) 8118 007 007 or Lans@AfterhoursBooks.com