Israeli publishing house Lunchbox won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award, also dubbed as “the Oscar of Cookbooks” at the World Cookbook Fair in Paris in November 2021.
LunchBox is a publishing house that creates cookbooks and culinary content, whose clients include individuals, public institutions, and private firms. Their vision is to create books that document not only recipes but also stories of people, places, cultures, and eras, brought to life through food. The publishing house was founded in Tel Aviv in 2009 by journalist and entrepreneur Ofer Vardi. In 2017 Moshe Heller joined the publishing house as a co-owner.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, the Gourmand Awards screen tens of thousands of books from over 200 countries and the ceremony awarding the prizes takes place in a different location, with a focus on its local culinary tradition.
“It's not every day that you win the title of "the best cookbook publisher in the world" - and today it happened to us, Lunchbox Publishing, at the Gourmand Awards ("the Oscars of cookbooks"),” Vardi wrote on Facebook. “We are so excited!!”