The Jakarta Post
Flavors of Indonesia: William Wongso’s Culinary Wonders by local food expert and chef William Wongso. (Flavors of Indonesia's Instagram/File)
Flavors of Indonesia: William Wongso’s Culinary Wonders, a culinary book by local food expert and chef William Wongso, was named Best Book of the Year at the 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Announced in Yantai, China, on Sunday, the book competed with culinary books from Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.
Flavors of Indonesia: William Wongso's Culinary Wonders was launched in April last year. The 198-page book contains William's culinary experience while exploring the archipelago and information about local spices, vegetables and fruits.
“I wanted to explore the mystery of the local culinary,” said William regarding the idea behind the book.
In addition to Flavors of Indonesia: William Wongso’s Culinary Wonders, Jakarta Bites: Exploring Vibrant Street Food from the Heart of Indonesia by local chef Petty Elliott was also named the winner of the street food category.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is recognized as the Oscars of the culinary industry. Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, the fifth generation of the French liqueur Cointreau family, the annual event gives awards to the best food and wine books, printed or digital, and food television programs from across the globe. (asw)