Best in the World 2021

Canadian Author selected winner in the prestigious Gourmand Awards – Best in the Word 2021

TORONTO – The Gourmand Awards jury has announced that “For the Love of Buckwheat – From Appetizer to Dessert” by Maria Depenweiller is a winner in the category “Best Self Published Book”. The book was published by Maria Depenweiller in Canada.

The Gourmand World Cookbook and Wine Book Awards, often noted as the “Oscars” of the food and wine world, were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, and take place in prominent cities each year. The awards focus on global cookbook and wine publishing and feature many world-renowned chefs, photographers, wine writers and food writers each year.


This book introduces buckwheat – a wonderful and versatile gluten free grain. Maria Depenweiller, a professional home economist, chef and nutrition specialist talks about health benefits of buckwheat, different uses of the plant and offers a wide variety of recipes to try – from appetizer to dessert, from traditional to modern. Buckwheat honey, traditional French crepes Brêtonnes, buckwheat and kefir pancakes, Russian kasha, buckwheat ice cream – there is definitely something for every one to explore and enjoy.


• The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they honour the best food and wine books, printed or digital.

• Books from 209 countries participate in these prestigious awards, the only international competition of the sector.

• Every year, Gourmand gives the awards in a very special location for gastronomy. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to meet top people in the world of food wine and books: hundreds of international publishers, authors, chefs and journalists participate.


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