Porto Food Guide wins 2 “Best in the World” at the Gourmand Awards 2019

A little after a month after we were flabbergasted by winning the prize of “Digital Project of the Year” at the AHRESP award ceremony, another piece of incredible news just came through to us.

Our Porto Food Guide won two “Best in the World” awards at the final of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019!

Amongst a selection of books from all over the world, we won first place as “Best Digital Book for Sale”, and second place as “Best Culinary Travel / Food Tourism Book”.

We had already won 3 national awards in the first stage of this competition, but ending up on the podium in the final phase was a huge surprise and an amazing honor.

As we had previously mentioned, these prizes come as validation to our effort and commitment to the Porto Food Guide project, which is one of our small contributions for the promotion of Porto’s gastronomy. We want to thank the jury of the competition, and also all of those who believed in us and wished us good luck in this journey. It was worth it!

So… we’re also announcing that we are starting to prepare the 2019/2020 edition. Many news is coming this way.

Best in the World

1st Place


Best in the World

2nd Place


The ceremony took place on the 4th of July in Macau (China), and counted with the presence of dozens of participants from a total of 216 countries.

This year, Portugal managed to achieve 14 spots in the podium, ending in an amazing 10th place in the world ranking. Congratulations to all the winners!

Here is a complete list of the Portuguese winners:


Best Digital Book for Sale

1st Place: “Porto Food Guide”, Maria Sena & Bruno Carvalho (Amass. Cook.)


Culinary Travel / Food Tourism

2nd Place: “Porto Food Guide”, Maria Sena & Bruno Carvalho (Amass. Cook.)


Food Person Of the Year



Blogger / Social Media Printed Book

3rd Place: “A Cozinha Verde”, Filipa Range (Nascente)


Countries/Regions: Series

2nd Place: “À Mesa com Ramalho Ortigão”, Maria Antónia Goes (Colares)


Countries/Regions: Local (Others)

2nd Place: Carta Gastronómica Lezíria do Tejo (Turismo do Alentejo)


Japanese Cuisine

3rd Place: “Arigato, 10 anos de Sushi em Portugal”, Cristina Cordeiro (Arigato)


Latin America: Published out of Latin America

3rd Place: “América Latina”, Margarida Pereira-Müller (Colares)


Natural Traditional Medicines & Nutrition

1st Place: “Comer Sem Culpa”, Dra. Tâmara Castelo (Zero a Oito)


Fund raising / Charity: Europe

Territórios Vinhateiros de Portugal (AMP Vinho)


Drinks: Tea

2nd Place: Portugal: “Receitas à Volta do Chá”, Maria Ana Silva Vieira (Oficina do Livro)


Lifestyle: Ilustration

2nd Place: Colheitas e Artistas 1985-2015 (Esporão)


Lifestyle: Photography

2nd Place: “No reino do vinho dos homens”, Sérgio Jacques & Gonçalo Maia Marques (Esencia del Lugar)


Special Drinks Award

“Chestnut wooden barrels for the ageing of wine spirits”, Sara Canas & Ilda Caldeira (INIAV – OIV)

You may check out the full list of winners here.

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