Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning cookbook author, chef, and healthy-eating advocate Grace O announced that her latest cookbook, Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World has been named the 2023 winner for Best Cookbook by American Book Fest’s International Book Awards (IBA). The Anti-Aging Dishes cookbook also received a Finalist award in the Health: Aging 50+ category.
IBA is one of the largest international book awards programs for mainstream, indie, and self-published titles. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 100 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
This marks the third and fourth award Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World has received this year. The book was recently awarded the Gourmand 2023 Award for Best in Health & Nutrition Book in the World, and a bronze IPPY Award in the specialty cookbook category recognizing excellence in independent publishing.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded thousands of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results. Keen says of the awards, “Over our 15-year history, thousands of self-published and indie authors have leveraged the promotional power of their International Book Award to increase online recognition, enhance their title’s credibility, and garner more attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.”
Full results for the 14th Annual International Book Awards can be found at: http://internationalbookawards.com/2023awardannouncement.html
Grace O has traveled the world in search of delicious, good-for-you foods that provide better health, help reduce inflammation, as well as enhance mood, skin, and beauty. Her passion for discovering food treasures from the Blue Zones, and all places where people live longer, healthier lives, is the driving force behind all her ground-breaking cookbooks as well as her food-as-medicine website, FoodTrients.
In addition to 250 easy-to-make recipes using everyday favorites, exotic ingredients, and superfoods from around the world, Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World includes healthy resources, guides, and tips for improving your lifespan and health-span as well as her signature FoodTrients Chart that tracks the health benefits of each recipe.
Grace’s previous cookbook, The Age Beautifully Cookbook, won Gourmand’s “Best in the World” for Innovation in 2017 and several other awards, and her Age GRACEfully Cookbook won Living Now Books “Gold-Award” in 2015.
Over a span of 30 years, Grace O has built an impressive record of business achievement, community building, philanthropy, and community service in California. Guided by her spirit of entrepreneurship and building on a model of generosity learned from her family, Grace has spent a lifetime helping people heal through food and medicine. In 2011, Grace combined her entrepreneurial skills, her passion for the culinary arts, and her commitment to health by launching a new culinary brand, FoodTrients®, a non-profit website and cookbooks dedicated to the nutrients in foods that help prevent the diseases of aging. To further understand and help prevent the diseases of aging, Grace launched the Grace O Foundation, which is dedicated to nutrition and longevity research, health education, food advocacy, and other charitable efforts. All proceeds from her cookbooks are contributed to the Foundation research and programs