TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson has won the prestigious 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards for the 'Best Health and Nutrition Book' for his new title, 'The Essential Diabetes Cookbook', endorsed by Diabetes UK.
Competing against a strong shortlist from around the world, the award was announced in Adelaide, Australia on 3 May.
Inspiring, original, easy-to-make recipes
The book, published at a time when the number of people developing Type 2 diabetes continues to rise, shows how a healthy diet, losing excess weight, quitting smoking and keeping active can all help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes and control glucose levels in people with the condition.
Useful food facts, practical advice, clear nutritional information
Knowing first-hand how tricky it can be to adapt to a new eating regime, Antony set out to create an inspiring book of original ideas and easy-to-make dishes from recipes across the globe that would not only taste delicious, but help people to successfully manage their diabetes. Packed with over 200 recipes, as well as useful food facts, practical advice and clear nutritional information, the mouth-watering recipes have influences from the finest cuisines of Morocco, Turkey, the Americas, and all over South East Asia and the Mediterranean.
"'The Essential Diabetes Cookbook' brings flair and flavour to cooking for a person with diabetes, without having to cut out favourite foods – or even eat less – and is perfect for anyone wanting to manage their condition whilst still living life to the full," said Antony.
"After writing 32 books and five of them diabetes related, I'm chuffed to bits to get this award," he added.
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