MANILA -- Actress Judy Anne Santos is completely thrilled when her very first cookbook “Judy Ann’s Kitchen,” won an award in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016.
The book bagged the third spot in the “Best Authors and Chefs Outside Europe” category. Launched in June 2015, the book, published by Anvil Publishing Inc., features 44 recipes.
Santos took Instagram to thank her team for the unexpected win.
“Oh my!!! Tumalon ang puso ko!! Never really expected this… But, oh wow! I am beyond grateful!! To the whole team who helped in making my dreams come true…Cheers to us!” she wrote in the caption.
Apart from Santos' book, four works of Filipinos were recognized by Gourmand International in different categories -- “Food Weights and Measures” by Maria Christina G. Aquino and Janine Sigaoat; “Panaderia” by Amy Uy and Jenny Orillos; “Sweet Temptations” by Editha Singian; and “50 Years Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts.”
Gourmand International is an established award-giving body that recognizes cookbooks, wine books, blogs and cooking shows.