Each year, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards honours the best books in the world of food and wine. Founded by Edouard Cointreau in 1995, the awards represent the only international competition in the sector, with 205 countries participating per year.
In 2019 Leiths School of Food and Wine’s How to Cook series has made the shortlist for the Best Cookbook in the World category. The five books cover a foundation of cookery techniques as well as focusing on bread, pastry, desserts and cakes. The series imparts step-by-step advice on how to master certain techniques, as well as containing foolproof recipes for delicious and inventive dishes described in straightforward language. The How to Cook series was written by Camilla Schneideman (Managing Director), Jenny Stringer (Deputy Managing Director) and Claire Macdonald (the school’s principal).
Leiths School of Food and Wine was founded by Prue Leith and Caroline Waldegrave in 1975 and is considered to be one of the best cookery schools in the world. The London cookery school has long been celebrated for its world-famous professional chef’s diploma.