Somizi Mhlongo gets nominated for "Celebrity World Chef" category at the 2021 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it South African presenter and chef, Somizi Mhlongo, has earned a nomination in the category, “Celebrity World Chef” at the 2021 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. (Read More Here).

Taking to his social media platforms, Somizi Mhlongo, revealed that he has received an incredible nomination for his cookbook, titled, “Somizi’s I am not a chef
The category:
• Australia – Matt Preston World of Flavour (PRH)
• Canada- Becoming Sugar-free, Julie Daniluk (PRH)
• Chile – Sabores Sin Limites, Alvaro Lois (Verso Mas)
• China – A Dish A Day, Da Dong, Translation Richard Xu (Shanghai Bookstore Publishing ) ISBN 9787545820201
English + Chinese
• India – Kunal Kapur in the Kitchen (Om Books)
• Malaysia – Comfort Food by Chef Anis Nabilah (Thermomix)
• Singapore – Spices & Lime, Shamsydar Ani
• South Africa – Somizi’s I am not a chef
• Suriname – Amaru cooks (Urama Books)
• Uruguay – Sus recetas, Marcello Bornio (Canal 4)
He wrote:

“My cook book has been nominatedin the WORLD FOOD AWARDS ….THANK YOU MZANSI.” 

Statement from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards:

“The deadline for the Gourmand Awards 2022 was November 15, 2021. This final list includes
the selected nominees for the Best in the World awards ceremony event of 2022. Each list
incorporates all nominees from the previous lists of 2021. Here are the Winners for their country
competition. They will represent their country. There is only one book per country in each
The major objective of this list is to help the promotion of the nominees with the media as early
as possible after the books are published. For this purpose, the nominees already have the right
to digital Gourmand Awards Winners certificates and stickers.
There are 1558 selections from 227 countries and regions. It is the maximum we ever had.
There are 1393 for Food Culture and 165 for Drink Culture. It includes 275 free documents,
selected for their quality and importance, from thousands available, with free downloads on
internet. The United Nations, FAO, WFP, UNESCO, are the largest publishers of those free
We have more participating books. It is always free and open to all to participate, big or small,
trade publisher or institution or self publishing. Last year already had seen an increase of 20%.
With the pandemic, people are coming back to cooking and reading. Authors and publishers are
responding to the demand in quantity and quality.
Even more significant is that the increase is worldwide. The rise in Latin America and Africa
is spectacular. The pandemic is global, it changes behaviors everywhere. More food books are
published around the world, food culture is becoming essential.
 The selection of the Gourmand Awards give an overview of the best around the world. The size
of that universe is difficult to envision from individual countries. In t otal, we estimate there are
now over 100.000 food and drink culture books and documents every year, in print or digital,
free or paid, with or without ISBN. There were approximately 25.000 when we started 26 years
ago, with much less digital or free. There is approximately 1% chance to be selected on this
Gourmand Awards list!”

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