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25 February 2016

Alan Coxon cookbook shortlisted for award

Recently, The Artisan Food Trail helped Alan Coxon produce his self-published food and travel cookbook, ‘Foods and influences of the Punjab and Amritsar, Goa and Bombay’. We are now delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted as one of the British entries in the food and travel category of the World Gourmand Awards.

Design and layout of the publication, was provided by Graham and Lisa Childs from the Artisan Food Trail and Dawn Mimnagh from Dotting and Crossing, a professional copywriting, editing, proofreading and PR practice, for Alan’s account of his travels.

The book is part two of a five-series travelogue entitled Birmingham to Bombay. Having beaten off stiff competition it has won the first round of a global competition.

The publication was the shortlisted British entry in the food and travel category of the World Gourmand Awards and is now a finalist for this prestigious award alongside other titles from around the world.

For this project, Alan Coxon travelled to various regions of India with food and travel photographer, Moe Kafer. Each book sets out to give an account of their travels to a specific Indian region, supported by stunning photographs of their visit and Alan’s interpretation of recipes from the area.

On learning of the book’s success, Alan Coxon said:
“I am delighted to have been successful in the first stage of the World Gourmand Awards. We decided to self publish as a series of mini books due to financial constraints and it is fantastic to see the hard work of Moe, Graham, Lisa and Dawn pay off in this way.”

He continued:
“India is such a vast place, with stark contrasts from north to south. I felt that covering the entirety of India in one large cookbook would not do the country, its food or its people the justice they deserved.”

Along with Alan’s recipes and musings on his travels, the book contains recipes from Indian guest chefs that won’t be found in traditional Indian cookbooks or on the menu at most restaurants.

The first two parts of Birmingham to Bombay are now available from www.booksbyalancoxon.com

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