Morning Glory Farm and the Family that Feeds an Island, the story of the largest farm on Martha’s Vineyard, has been named the best local cuisine cookbook in the United States by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The award has placed it into the running for the best in the world award in this category, to be announced in February in Paris.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is an internationally recognized organization that holds the world’s largest cookbook and drinks book trade fair every year. This year, 6,000 books were submitted.
Morning Glory Farm and the Family that Feeds an Island, published by Island-based Vineyard Stories, tells how the 30-year-old, second generation farm came to exist and includes 70 recipes from the farm stand, restaurants and well-known Island chefs. It is written by Tom Dunlop and photographed by Alison Shaw, both well known to Gazette readers, and was into its second 6,000-run printing three weeks after entering stores in the spring.
The Gourmand awards honor those who “cook with words.” Morning Glory competed against 13 other books in its category. The book was the 10th published by Vineyard Stories, which specializes in nonfiction about Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod.
Jan Pogue, editor and publisher, will publish three new books in the spring of 2010, including Schooner, celebrating the launch of the Island-built schooner Rebecca — the largest boat launched from the Vineyard since the election of President Lincoln — and the 13th anniversary of Gannon and Benjamin of Vineyard Haven, the only full-time boatyard on either seaboard dedicated exclusively to the design, construction, repair and maintenance of traditional wooden boats. That book, too, is being written by Tom Dunlop and photographed by Alison Shaw.