Irish Startup wins Best Digital Food Magazine in the World 2016

TheTaste Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016

At the Gourmand World Awards 2016 last night, May 29th, TheTaste was announced as the Best Digital Food Magazine in the World 2016.

At the awards, which each year honours the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television, TheTaste beat stiff competition from other shortlisted online food magazines from Spain and the United States.

TheTaste Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016

At the ceremony, which this year took place in Shanghai, TheTaste was among a four other Irish winners. Michael O’Meara scooped 1st place for his cookbook Sea Gastronomy: Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic, earning the title Best Fish Cookbook in the World. RTE’s Operation Transformation was also recognised in the Health and Nutrition Institutions category, winning 2nd prize.

Karen Austin was a nother Irish runner up with her vegetarian cookbook, The Lettercollum Cookbook. Looking North, NI Good Food won third prize in the Culinary Travel category for its food and drink guide of Northern Ireland.  Trevis L. Gleason was awarded a Special Prestige Award of the International Jury for his book Chef Interrupted.

On winning Best Digital Food Magazine in the world, Mangaing Director Keith Mahon says: “winning this prestigious award means the world to myself and Jules, and the entire team at TheTaste. To be known as Best Digital Food & Wine Publication in the world is something we never expected to happen, just to be shortlisted was an honour but to win means we have achieved something very, very special.

We are so proud to write about the food scene in Ireland and feel this award is for everyone who has helped TheTaste since we started. There is a true passion for food in Ireland and we do our best to record this passion on a national and international stage. Finally, we would like to thank all the judges in Yantai and we are delighted to have won.

TheTaste is a family-run business, set up by husband and wife team Keith and Jules Mahon in October 2014,that strives to be a culinary kaleidoscope for food, wine, cocktails, whiskey and more. In it’s first year of business alone, TheTaste generated over €2 million in revenue for the Irish hospitality market. Now, after 18 months, with the support of a small dedicated team, TheTaste has gained 1.7m readers, and 215,000 registered members that get a fresh taste of foodie news, recipes and more to their inbox every single day.

At the heart of a creative and fast moving industry, TheTaste provides its readers with a monthly feast of foodie content with in depth chef interviews, fresh restaurant reviews, a voice on the drinks industry, and 5 star competitions; taking you on delicious journey through the best of Ireland and Europe’s growing food culture – a perfect taste experience is always just a click away on TheTaste.

The Gourmand World  Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they Books from 205 countries participate in these prestigious awards, the only international competition of the sector. It is free, and open to all languages. Every year, Gourmand gives the awards in a very special location for gastronomy, this year Shanghai, where publishers, authors, chefs and journalists, come together to celebrate the best in the world of food and books.

To see the full list of Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner visits

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