Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon

is pleased to present the Bios and Photographs of the Winners in the

Annual International CookBooks and 'Culinary Arts' Awards - 2005


                  Elizabeth David




Elizabeth David 1913 - 1992








Elizabeth David 1913 - 1992


Publisher/Author Jill Norman - Literary Trustee for Elizabeth David's Estate, has expressed delight in accepting the Award for Elizabeth David. She has requested that the Crystal Globe Award be sent on to Ms. David's nephew, Stephan Grey, who lives in Australia and looks forward to receiving it. Elizabeth David died in 1992, and is acknowledged worldwide as the most influential Cookery Author and Writer in the 20 th Century. She changed the face of Cuisine in the United Kingdom, and her books on French, Italian, Mediterranean and English food are still in print through Penguin Books, and immensely popular. British TV are in the process of making a film on her life, and she has a great following across the globe. Elizabeth David received many Awards in her lifetime, and was decorated by Queen Elizabeth twice, with the OBE (Order of the British Empire) and the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). She was also made a Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricole by the French government, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. On February 13, 2003, Harvard University Gazette annouced that the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study had acquired the Elizabeth David papers. These will add to the Schlesinger Library's unparalleled culinary collections, which currently include the Julia Child papers, the MFK Fisher papers and more than 16,000 cookbooks. Elizabeth David's final book Harvest of the Cold Months was published posthumously in 1994.


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