Miriam Polunin Award for Healthy Eating 2011
Miriam Polunin Award for Healthy Eating 2011

TT Launch a finalist in Best Public Info Campaign

Gourmand Best Health & Nutrition Book 2010
& Gourmand Best Fundraising Cookbook 2010

IHA Special Commendation Award 2010




Truly Tasty Wins Major UK Award


The Guild of Food Writers is the professional association of food writers and broadcasters in the United Kingdom and The Guild of Food Writers Awards were established in 1996 and are presented in recognition of outstanding achievements in food writing and broadcasting. The awards remain the only ones that are judged entirely by entrants’ peers: professional food writers, journalists and editors.


The UK Guild of Food Writers said one of the most deserving projects among the shortlists, Valerie Twomey’s Truly Tasty, a cookbook aimed at people living with kidney disease, received the Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating. It is Twomey’s first book and was assembled with the help of some of Ireland’s most distinguished chefs.


This year’s ceremony was held on Thursday 2nd June 2011 in the magnificent Banqueting Hall of Fishmongers' Hall, London Bridge, London.


Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
Winner: Valerie Twomey, Truly Tasty (Atrium)
The other shortlistees were:
BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme: Sugar & the Soda Tax (Sheila Dillon)
BBC Two’s E Numbers: An Edible Adventure (Stefan Gates & Plum Pictures)


Truly Tasty a Finalist at the Irish PR Oscars


The launch of Val Twomey's Truly Tasty was short-listed in the Best Public Information Campaign Category at this year's PRCA Awards which were held in June. These prestigious awards honour outstanding PR campaigns throughout the year and Ireland's top companies and PR agencies take part every year. Truly Tasty was highly commended for its inspirational author Val Twomey and for the extensive media coverage achieved for the launch of the book. For more information please visit www.prii.ie


Truly Tasty Wins Two Gourmand Awards


Truly Tasty won the Best Health & Nutrition Book 2010 and Gourmand Best Fundraising Cookbook 2010 Book in Ireland Award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they honour the best food and wine books from around the world. www.cookbookfair.com


Irish Healthcare Awards 2010


Kidney Transplant recipient Valerie Twomey was honoured at the Irish Healthcare Awards in Dublin when her book Truly Tasty received a commendation award in the category of Best Patient Lifestyle Education Project at the ceremony which was held in Dublin. www.healthawards.ie