Saturday, December 24, 2016

PFCDD won the national FOOD WRITING category

Just now, I got an email from Gourmand Awards. My knees and hands are shaking. I can't explain what I feel. Here's the mail:

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The Gourmand Awards jury is delighted to announce that Food Cooking and dining dictionary is the national winner in its category: FOOD WRITING.

This dictionary was very much needed, and it is most welcome. It shows an incredible amount of work, much research, and talented food writing

Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Your book will now compete in its category against winners from other countries for the Best in the World. The results will be announced on May 27 & 28, 2017 at the annual Gourmand Awards Ceremony. If you are planning to attend the ceremony in Yantai, China, please fill the attached “Save the date” document. If you want to order your Winner stickers and certificate, please send us the attached form.

All winners around the world are contacted individually. This letter is your official announcement. The results for all countries will be available on our website in the coming weeks.

Best regards,

Edouard Cointreau


Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, President and Founder
WFWF-TV, World Association of Food TV Producers, President
China Food Television, President of Honour
Food, Drinks & Tourism - Beijing International Book Fair
Gourmet Gallery - Frankfurt Book Fair

Now I'm very proud to have the book to represent the more than 7,500 islands of the Philippines and to every thing that each island could offer you to eat. 

The Philippine Food, Cooking, and Dining Dictionary (PFCDD) is available in the Powerbooks and the National Book Store. You can also shop a copy online.

Buy a copy for someone dear and someone special. Of course, gift yourself a copy too. A unique and worthwhile gift you can give this Yuletide. It is the first of its kind - the first Philipine food dictionary printed ever. It is published by the Anvil Publishing. Get to know more about Pinoy food culture with this book.

Know the local and common names of Pinoy food, ingredients, tastes, implements, and other words Filipino used in culinary and related food culture.

The book is ideal for culinary students and teachers, food researchers, food writers and bloggers, foodies, historians, tourists, local travellers, home cook,  those in food business. and those who want to learn new words of the many languages and dialects we have across the archipelago.

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About Edgie Polistico

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Author of Philippine Food, Cooking, and Dining Dictionary - the first and only published Pinoy food and dining dictionary. The book won the national category as Philippine's finalist to the Gourmand Awards international food writing contest in Yantai, Shandong, China to be held in May 2017. A lexicographer who began to compile and wrote his first vernacular dictionaries at the age of 14. A collector of contemporary and vintage dictionaries, both local and foreign.  A linguist studying the many dialects you can find in the Philippines. A blogger maintaining at least 11 blog sites. A researcher of food culture, Pinoy pop culture, interesting places and structures in the country, local transportations, Philippine churches and other places of worship of any religion and beliefs, local anthropology, socio-cultural issues, and whatever interesting about the Philippines and the Filipinos. A visual artist who uses pencil, watercolor, pen, and fingers as medium of expression - once an editorial cartoonist of local broadsheet and campus publications. Created his first hand-made comics magazine and participated the Marian watercolor exhibits in his hometown parish while in high school. A photographer taking at least 2K photos a week in the field while on travel for almost two decades now.  A poet hiding most of the time. A low-profile historian studying continually the origins, history, and progression of many places in the country. A computer programmer who wrote the codes and designed the software application of his digital Cebuano-English dictionary and distributed it for free around the country and over the internet. A traveler who had been to all four corners of the Philippine archipelago, and still setting more footprints anywhere in the country.  A holder of professional driver's license once took the wheels for UBER. A home cook who loves to enhance, modify, elaborate, experiment if not invent more of  Pinoy dishes and delicacies.

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