Barbados Bu'n Bu'n was judged with over 2 600 similar publications from 205 countries and at the end of it, stole the show with four Gourmand International awards for Historical Recipes, Design, Cookbook of the Year and Best Self Published Book. This propelled it into selections for the Best in the World Award, hosted as part of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015. Having been selected as the winner from Barbados, Parkinson’s work competed against others in the same category from Canada, Denmark, Gibraltar and the USA for the coveted Best in the World title.
Parkinson expects Barbados Bu’n Bu’n will increase the demand for ‘locally-grown’ foods, including processed items, in the local and international markets and is pushing too for a revival of the back-yard garden hoping the book will inspire healthy eating, wellness, eco-sustainability and organics. The BIDC is working with this author in marketing the Culinary Travel Series as part of its thrust to develop the new product and service niches in the Creative Industries.
Barbados Bu’n Bu’n is currently being retailed locally at the Gallery at Artsplash, Hastings; Cloister Bookstore (Sheraton, the Dome, Warrens & Bridgetown); The Chattel House in Sky Mall; Barbados Golf Club Pro Shop, Durants; Walker's World, Dover; George Washington House Restaurant, The Garrison; Seasplash Farmers Market, Hastings; Holders Farmers' Market at Holders; Greenwich Farms & Antiques, St. James; Sandy Lane Pro Golf Shop, St. James); Relish, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and the University Bookshop, UWI Cave Hill.
Signed copies are also available for local and international purchase directly from the author.