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JULY 2013


Ray Richards – a lifetime of achievement in publishing

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Taste Magazine Farmers Market New Zealand Awards

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NZ Food Writers  

Gourmand Magazine

As seen in Gourmand Magazine November 2012).

Gourmand Magazine (PDF)


NZ Food Writers

North Shore Times

"Rise of the urban chook" (as seen in North Shore Times September 2012).

North Shore Times (PDF)

JUNE 2012

NZ Food Writers

Foodwriters.org.nz - Pen & Palate

Julie Biuso Tastes Melbourne (as seen in Pen & Palate June 2012).

New Zealand Guild of Food Writers

Julie Biuso's presentation (PDF)

MAY 2012

Gourman Magazine

Julie's Radio NZ show highlighted in Gourmand Magazine
Julie Biuso's "Fresh Fast Food"

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APRIL 2012

Gourman Magazine Petaluma Magazine

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Westpac Red

Julie featured in Westpac Red Magazine
Julie Biuso's Dessert Secrets
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Westpac Red


Julie featured in Gourmand Magazine
Celebrity Chef Julie Biuso - The Ambassador of New Zealand's Cuisine
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Love Red Article: A Passion for Food
Most kiwis like to think of themselves as a bit of a whiz on the barbie, but with 14 books and numerous international awards under her belt, Julie Biuso is the real deal.
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MARCH 2010

Sunday Star Times Review of Never-ending Summer

December 2009

3 News Review of Never-ending Summer

Julie Biuso's Sizzle Wins "Best Of The Best" At Gourmand Ceremony

Sizzle Named Best BBQ Book In the History of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Julie Biuso, award-winning and best-selling cookbook author from New Zealand adds another award to her trophy case this week as her book SIZZLE: SENSATIONAL BARBECUE FOOD was named the "best barbecue book in the history of the awards" by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards on Tuesday, October 14. The ceremony took place at the Frankfurt Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany at the start of the annual Frankfurt Book Fair.

Each year since 1995 the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards honors the best food books in the world. In 2007, more than 107 countries participated and more than 6,000 books entered the competition. The 100 "Best of the Best" was chosen from those who had been honored in the 12 years since the awards began. SIZZLE, originally published in New Zealand, won Best Barbecue Book in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2006.

Biuso began her career at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and later became Principal of the franchised Cordon Bleu Cookery School in New Zealand. She went on to open her own cooking school, La Dolce Vita, but eventually shifted gears to pursue her writing career. A frequent guest on New Zealand news and talk shows, she is a well-recognized cooking personality in her home country and abroad. She is the author of 13 books, many of which have won international awards.

SIZZLE is not Biuso's only Gourmand winner. TAKE A VINE RIPENED TOMATO won the "Best Mediterranean Cookbook" category in 1999. DANCING ON MY TABLE, PERSPECTIVES ON LIFE AND FOOD, won the award for "Best Food Literature in the World" at the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in Perigueux in 2001. FRESH was short-listed for "Best Photography" in the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in 2000 (and subsequently won the "Lifestyle" section in the Montana Book Awards in 2002). VIVA L'ITALIA won an award in 2002 for "Best Photography" in the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards, and in 2007 Gourmand awarded Biuso a Special Prize of the Jury to mark her achievements in her career.

SIZZLE was published in the United States in April 2008. Since then Biuso has appeared on countless U.S. TV and radio shows, is currently working on a new book deal and is in negotiations for several writing projects with national food and lifestyle publications. SIZZLE is distributed throughout the U.S.

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