The Bologna Cookbook places third at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards!

Flanker Press is pleased to announce that The Bologna Cookbook by Kevin Phillips placed third in the Best Meat Cookbook category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015.

In January, The Bologna Cookbook by Kevin Phillips was named the winner in the Canada – English Best Meat Cookbook category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015. This win qualified The Bologna Cookbook to go on to the “Gourmand Best in the World” competition in the Best Meat Cookbook category. The results were announced on Tuesday, June 9, and The Bologna Cookbook took third place.

“We’re thrilled with this news,” says Garry Cranford, president of Flanker Press. “We were delighted when we heard that The Bologna Cookbook was the winner in the Canada – English Best Meat Cookbook category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, but to find out that the book placed third in the world in the Best Meat Cookbook category is really exciting!”

The Bologna Cookbook is Kevin Phillips’s first book, and the first ever all-bologna cookbook, featuring two hundred recipes whose main ingredient is bologna. Kevin’s initial plan was to resurrect and share some of his favourite old-time recipes online. He intended to focus on old, lost recipes, but as the number of bologna recipes increased to well over two hundred, he decided to concentrate entirely on bologna. Kevin quickly realized that bologna is not exclusive to Newfoundland – in fact, this sausage is enjoyed by people from all parts of the country – and he decided to publish his recipes in book form.

Flanker Press began as a self-publishing venture in St. John’s in 1994 with the release of Garry Cranford’s book, Newfoundland Schooner Norma & Gladys: Her Story of Industry, Mutiny & Triumph. Now located in Paradise, the company has eight full-time employees and has published over two hundred books, including many award winners and bestsellers. Last year Flanker Press celebrated twenty years of publishing quality books in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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, as well as food television. The winners in each country compete against winners in the same category in other countries for the Best in the World. The 2015 winners were announced on Tuesday, June 9, at the annual awards event taking place in Yantai, China.