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Icelandic Cookbook Nominated for Global Awards

The cookbook Maturinn hennar Nönnu by Nanna Rögnvaldsdóttir is nominated in two categories, as the most original and best illustrated cookbook in 2009, for the respected Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

The award’s purpose is, among other things, to help readers choose between the 26,000 titles published every year on food and wine, and in addition to increase knowledge and respect for food and wine culture, Fréttabladid reports.

“It is important for me to be part of this selection,” Rögnvaldsdóttir said. “It means that the books that are nominated, regardless of whether they will be awarded or not, will be included in fairs and raise attention.”

The winner will be announced at a cookbook fair in Paris on February 11, 2010.

Maturinn hennar Nönnu isn’t the first cookbook by an Icelandic author to be included in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards; Delicious Iceland by Völundur Snaer Völundarson once claimed a prize.

The competition for the award is fierce; last year more than 6,000 books from 107 countries were submitted. This year, books from 136 countries are participating.

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