Major Irish win at the Gourmand World Cookery Book awards in Macau

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Donegal chef Brian McDermott has won the world’s best cookery book written by a chef at the Gourmand World Cookery Book Awards in Macau.

Mr McDermott won the award for his book ‘Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table’.

The owner of the Foyle Hotel and bistro in Moville, Mr McDermott was in China for the award ceremony and said “it was an absolute honour to see “Donegal Table” recognised on the global stage”.

He said: “As a chef, all my inspiration comes from Donegal, from its traditions, its produce, and its people, and this award is above all a testament to them”.

The book was one of nine shortlisted in the global category and beat titles from Argentina, Spain, South Africa and Singapore to take the award.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which took place as part of the Macao International Book Fair,  recognise global excellence in food writing.