EMU Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department Receives an Award at the Oscars of the Cookbooks

Eastern Mediterranean University, Tourism Faculty, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department academic staff member and Specialist Chef Hakan Dogan’s latest book Sourdough Bread received the best book award in the bread category of The Gourmand Cookbook Awards, also known as Oscars of the cookbook awards.

Considered as the Oscars of the cookbooks, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were first launched at Frankfurt Book Fair by Edouard Cointreau in 1995 and repeated in 1996. Since 2003, the event has become a very prestigious organisation with the participation of thousands of books from 150 countries.

Regarding the book of Specialist Chef Dogan titled Sourdough Bread, Gourmand Awards Jury highlighted the important value of the book in Turkey, where bread carries special significance. The jury also added that translation of the said book into different languages is of utmost essence for many readers interested in the bread culture throughout the world. The Gourmand Cookbook Awards Ceremony will take place between 27 and 28 May.

Stating his pleasure in Dogan’s outstanding success, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kilic put forth that with a bakery tradition and experience dating back to 130 years, Chef Hakan Dogan is the second academic staff member after Chef Omur Akkor at the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department receiving an award as such.

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University