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Westport man’s book wins prestigious award

Westport man’s book wins prestigious award

Edwin McGreal

A cookbook co-written by Westport native Paul Cadden won a prestigious award in Paris last week.
‘Saba: The Cookbook’ came first in its category, ‘Asian Cookbook’, at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris.
The Gourmand Awards are considered the most prestigious awards for cookbooks in the world.
Competing with cookbooks from all over the world, ‘Saba: The Cookbook’ was one of just seven shortlisted and last night came first in its category ‘Asian Cookbook’. The book has been shortlisted for eight awards to date.
It was designed, photographed, printed and produced in Ireland by a team of five. It was written by Paul Cadden and Taweesak Trakoolwattana (Executive Head Chef at Saba); designed by Alvin Perry of Fresh; photography by Matthew Thompson; edited and project managed by Eveleen Coyle and printed by Nicholson & Bass.
All proceeds from ‘Saba: The Cookbook’ go to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and The Thai Red Cross.
The award winning Saba Thai and Vietnamese restaurant on Clarendon Street in Dublin is owned by Paul Cadden.
‘Saba: The Cookbook’ is available online at, directly from Saba and Saba To Go and all good bookshops.
Paul Cadden’s parents Michael and Mary are well-known in the Westport area. They operated the Asgard pub and restaurant at Westport Quay for many years. The book is also available locally at High Tide on James Street in Westport and in Bar One, Rush Street, Castlebar - both businesses operated by the Cadden family.

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