On the Pickle Trail” Wins Best Cookbook in the World at Gourmand Award in Sweden

[New Delhi, 5/06/2023] – The acclaimed culinary masterpiece, “On the Pickle Trail,”, has been honoured with the prestigious Gourmand award for Best Cookbook in the World. The award ceremony took place on May 27th, 2023, in Sweden, recognizing the exceptional work that author Monish Gujral  has poured into this extraordinary publication.

Diving into the fascinating world of pickles and fermentation, “On the Pickle Trail” explores the diverse flavors, techniques, and traditions behind pickling from various cultures across the globe. This captivating book serves as a testament to the author’s passion for both culinary arts and preserving the age-old tradition of artisanal cooking.

“On the Pickle Trail” not only satisfies the taste buds with its enticing recipes but also enlightens readers on the crucial role of fermentation in promoting gut health. Through extensive research and personal experiences, the author highlights the benefits of incorporating fermented foods into our diets. The book acts as a guide, inspiring individuals to embrace the art of pickling and unlock a world of flavors that promote overall well-being

In this book, Monish Gujral brings together a collection of 100 pickles to start you on your journey of pickling. These recipes are not only simple and easy to make, each also has health benefits. From the Italian Giardiniera (pickled vegetables) to the Israeli Torshi Left (white turnip pickle), from the Gari(Japanese ginger pickle) to the Cebollas Encurtidas (pickled onions from Ecuador), this book is a treasure trove of some of the best pickles from around the world. Start your lip-smacking journey today!

The Gourmand award is renowned worldwide for recognizing exceptional culinary literature, making the achievement all the more extraordinary for “On the Pickle Trail.” The book stood out among numerous entries from more than170 countries from renowned authors and publishers, impressing the esteemed panel of judges with its unique and comprehensive approach to pickling.

“Author Monish Gujral , has an impressive pedigree in the history of Indian cuisine. One that makes him the perfect chronicler of such a topic as pickles. And he does it with honesty and simplicity”  writes  Rahul Dias Hindu business Newsline  . 

With his deep-rooted dedication and extensive knowledge in the culinary arts,  Monish has created a masterpiece that captures the essence of pickling traditions while showcasing the importance of artisanal cooking. Their talent and passion have propelled “On the Pickle Trail” to the forefront of the culinary world, solidifying its position as the Best Cookbook in the World. “Pickling has been a source of food preservation for since centuries and the artisanal techniques of pickling and fermentation are the essence of this book” says Gujral

The success of “On the Pickle Trail” is a testament to the author’s commitment to preserving and promoting culinary heritage. This recognition will undoubtedly inspire food enthusiasts, professional chefs, and home cooks alike to embark on their own pickle-filled adventures.

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[Monish Gujral] [Email [email protected]]

About [Monish Gujral]: Monish Gujral is an accomplished culinary expert with years of experience in the field. He has dedicated his career to exploring and celebrating the rich tapestry of flavours found in cuisines from around the world. Through his work, Restaurateur and internationally acclaimed food writer has established himself as a leading authority on international cuisine.

Monish Gujral

First chef from India to be invited to Le cordon Bleu to demonstrate in Paris. Monish is credited with the trailblazing turn-around of Moti Mahal, from being a small but iconic presence in Delhi, to becoming a multi-national corporation that is well on its way to defining how the world eats Indian food. A traditionalist, Monish has remained true to the signature dishes that made Moti Mahal a legend, while reinventing the dining experience into one that is exciting and avant garde to suit modern sensibilities.

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