Kudos & Awards

Since 1994 the electronic Gourmet Guide (aka The eGG),, and our associated sites have been winning kudos and awards from our peers and the press. In September 1998, the sites merged under the name Global Gourmet. Here's a few selected kudos from those earlier years:

"Only the very best sites...," Gold Web Sites(March, 2003)

"Food Site of the Day," (February, 2002)

"Excellent Site," (July, 2001)

"One of the top sites in the Food-Gourmet category," (May, 2001)

Recommended Site, "The Good Web Guide to Food" book and website (April, 2001)

Academic Excellence Award, (February, 2001)

"The best e-zine devoted to food and cooking," Bottom Line Secrets (November, 2000)

200 Plus Cool Websites, The User Friendly Guide To The Internet (October, 2000)

A Few More Bites, PBS: Julia Child & The Master Chefs (September, 2000)

Four Stars, My Food Directory (September, 2000)

Top Site, BBC Web Guide (August, 2000)

Four Stars, (August, 2000)

"Excellent site...," The (August, 2000)

"Top-notch educational and entertainment site...," SafeExplorer (August, 2000)

Spotlight Award, GourmetSpot (July, 2000)

ChefNet Spotlight, weekly website pick (May, 2000)

25 Best Web Sites for Women, Health magazine (April, 2000)

Favorite Sites (one of eight), Country Living magazine (April, 2000)

Incredible Site, "300 Incredible Things To Learn On The Internet," book by Robyn Freedman Spizman and Ken Leebow (March, 2000)

Best on the Internet, Britannica Internet Guide (February, 2000)

Recommended Site,'s Best-of-Web Directory (January, 2000)

Web Feet Seal of Approval, The Internet Traveler's Desk Reference (December, 1999)

Site of the Week, GourmetSpot (November 8, 1999)

Winner, Best General Food & Wine Website, Versailles World Cookbook Fair Awards (October, 1999)

Top Sites, by Bryan Miller, New York Times (September 22, 1999)

Top Web Site, Chatelaine Magazine [Canada's largest paid circulation women's magazine] (August, 1999)

Editors' Choice, PC Novice/Smart Computing magazine (July, 1999)

CyberTeddy's Top 500 WebSite Award, WebSite500 Channel: Entertainment (July, 1999)

Silver Platter Award, Ask Jeeves (June, 1999)

Spotlight Site, LibrarySpot (May, 1999)

First Pick, Internet Stops column, Tribune Media Services & Seattle Times (April 25, 1999)

Best of the Web 1999, Brill's Content magazine (April, 1999)

Homemaker Award, The Network Maestro (March, 1999)

Informed Site Award, My ParenTime (March 1999)

Top 500 WebSite Award, CyberTeddy's Awesome Universal WebSite 500 (February 1999)

#1 Site, Flavors Magazine, published by Whole Foods Market (Volume 1, December 1998)

Featured Food Site, PBS' Net Cafe TV Show (Week of December 11, 1998)

Top Site—Food & Drink, BBC Web Guide (December, 1998)

"Top Chefs Pick the Best Food Sites," Wall Street Journal (November 12, 1998)

"4+ rating out of 5," Dominis Ezines Database(November, 1998)

"One of the Internet's leading food sites...," Los Angeles Times(September 9, 1998)

3-Star Site, The ABC's of Parenting(September, 1998)

Spotlight Site, Internet Tonight, ZDTV(August 25, 1998)

Scout Report Selection, Internet Scout Report (August 21, 1998)

Medinex Pick (Summer, 1998)

Top Pick , Beatrice's Web Guide at (Summer, 1998)

CyberTeddy's Top 500 WebSite Award, for Global Gourmet—People's Choice WebSite 500 (Summer, 1998)

Family Friendly Blue Ribbon Award Site, Ecity (Summer, 1998)

Selected Site, Eye on the Web (Summer, 1998)

Information SweetSpot, GourmetSpot (June, 1998)

Password Pick on The Password (June, 1998)

Top 5 Best of the Web Award on & Microsoft Canada (June, 1998)

Favorite Link on the Natural Living Site (May, 1998)

Mac's Picks of the Week in New Zealand (May, 1998)

Style Live feature at the Washington Post Online (May, 1998)

Yahoo's Daily Pick for The Global Gourmet (April 13, 1998)

Six Pack To Go, Daily Pick on Web-Star (April 13, 1998)

Fun Guide Pick, UPN13 Television, Los Angeles, CA (April, 1998)

CyberTeddy's Top 500 WebSite Award, People's Choice WebSite 500 (March, 1998)

Information SweetSpot, LibrarySpot (February, 1998)

Top 6 Web Sites for 1998, "In Food Today" with David Rosengarten on the TV Food Network (January 14, 1998)

2 Hot 2 Handle Site of the Day, The CyberMom Dot Com (January 14, 1998)

Bart Ziegler's Picks, Personal Technology column, Wall Street Journal (January 8, 1998)

Restaurant Report's Top 100 Hospitality Sites Award (January 1998)

Top 500 Sites, HomePC Magazine (December 1997)

Featured Site, SelectSurf Rating Guide (December 1997)

Featured Site, Wild, Wild Web (November 1997)

Website Award, Great Destinations (November 1997)

Select Site, Dow Jones Business Directory (November 1997)

Times Pick, Los Angeles Times (November 1997)

Spotted by Gateway 2000, A Gateway Computer Desktop Link (October 1997)

Chef Award (rating: excellent), AwardNet (September 1997)

Default Bookmark, Netscape 4.0 Commercial Browser (Summer 1997)

Featured Site of the Week, WebTrips Network (July 1997)

Default Bookmark, AT&T WorldNet Service Favorites Internet Explorer Browser (Spring 1997)

The best Internet e-zine devoted to food and cooking, GTE Food, Drink & Cooking Directory (May 1997)

Best of the Web, DirectTV (May 1997)

1000 Best Sites, Edison! Directory (April 1997)

Editor's Choice Award, LookSmart Directory (Reader's Digest) (March 1997)

Gold Award, NetGuide Magazine (February 1997)

Excellent Website, Merser Carlow's Cribsheet (February 1997)

Food and Wine Online Site of the Day, Food and Wine Online Newsletter (January 14, 1997)

Citizen 1's Preferred Content Provider (January 1997)

HomePC's 500 Best Web Sites (January 1997)

Top Ten Web Sites, World Wide Web Associates (January 1997)

USA TODAY/Intelliquest Survey's Top Food Site (winner in 4 rating categories) (December 19, 1996)

PC Computing's 1001 Best Websites (December 1996)

Internet Top 10 Website, Chartmaker (Internet Magazine's Chart Show on Channel Cyberia) (November 1996)

The ShortList, BigBook Yellow Pages (November 1996)

WINGS Medal, WebPilot (October 1996)

Online Dining Pick, Multimedia Online (September 1996)

Way-Cool Link, WebScout (August 1996)

Selected Site, EyeOnTheWeb (July 1996)

News Junkies Internet 500, Ventana Communications (July 1996)

Default Bookmark, Netscape 2.0 Commercial Browser (June 1996)

Pointers, Internet World (June 1996)

3-Star Rating, Yahoo Internet Life (May-June 1996)

101 Must-See Sites, MacUser (March 1996)

Starting Point Choice Site, Starting Point (February 1996)

4-Star Rating, The McKinley Group/Magellan (January 1996)

PC Computing's Best Websites (December 1995)

4-Star Rating, NetGuide (December 1995)

Winner, Best of the Net Award for Food & Wine, GNN (November 1995)

Fun & Interests Top Pick, Microsoft Network (November 1995)

101 Best Sites, Computer Life (November 1995)

Top 5% of All Web Sites, Point Communications (October 1995)

Selected Cool Site of the Day (December 28, 1994)


"A gourmet treat..."

Readability: *****
Navigation: *****
Speed: *****
Overall: *****

—Jenni Muir, writing in "The Good Web Guide to Food" book and website, April 2001.

"The pungent fish sauce of Vietnam, Tunisia's hazelnut cream with grilled sesame seeds, Belgium endive, and caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil: these are the foods of the Global Gourmet. This website, which features some of the most interesting food related content on the web, offers a wealth of articles and recipes..."

—Ann Audette, writing in Earth & Table Digest, October 2000.

"Trips to exotic countries are often about tasting the best local cuisine you can find—and with the help of The Global Gourmet, you will. Though the site has some regular columns on general domestic food, its real strength lies in the "global destinations" section, which gives information on the customs, tastes, and dining for Turkey, Vietnam, and approximately twenty other countries... And the list keeps growing. Even better, the where-to guide is accompanied by a how-to guide, which gives recipes for a sampling of dishes you might experience if and when you do make the trip."

—A Few More Bites, PBS: Julia Child & The Master Chefs (September, 2000)

"When I go online, I look for much more than recipes, and this site's a real education in food and culture. Some days it concentrates on Turkish food, say, with good original recipes and commentary by really knowledgeable people. The editor, Kate Heyhoe, is one of the best food writers in the country. I try to visit the site often just to see what she's thinking."

—Mollie Katzen, host of "Mollie Katzen's Cooking Show" on PBS and author of many cookbooks, including the "Moosewood Cookbook (1977)" and "Honest Pretzels (1999)," writing in Health Magazine's 25 Best Web Sites for Women in April 2000

"Unpretentious, quality, traditional food magazine, from editor Kate Heyhoe; regular departments, features, and recipe archive with wide range of recipes, mostly from cookbooks and chefs; high quality, diverse, appealing. Good cookbook review section and archive..."

—My Food Directory September 2000

"Founded in 1994, this quirky and informative site is the brainchild of Thomas Way and Kate Heyhoe, who roared onto the gastronomic freeway early and have built a strong, entertaining site. When I called up some of the seasonal menus, I got more history and etymology about ingredients than I could digest in one sitting, but the recipes worked well..."

—Bryan Miller, "A Food Site for Every Appetite," New York Times September 22, 1999

"Not your mother's 'Joy of Cooking,' this hip site serves up cooking tips, easy-to-follow recipes and culinary news."

—Beatrice's Web Guide,

" is chock full of interesting stuff."

—Bart Ziegler, writing in the Personal Technology column, Wall Street Journal January 8, 1998

"Imagine the gallery reception. There you are among the wine and cheese crowd and you need a primer on how to speak to them. Enter, with recipes, recommendations, and lighthearted food fun to ensure the success of any swanky soiree."

"Culinary cultists will crave to digest this tasty page. Probably one of the best sites delegated to cooking on the Web. Huge helpings of everything palatable. Enjoy."

—Excite Food & Drink Reviews January 1997

"The favorite site: Foodwine with a 73 out of 100 rating. It rated tops in visual appeal, ease of navigation and up-to-date information and was found extremely useful by 57% of respondents."

—USA TODAY/Intelliquest Survey December 19, 1996

"The premier foodie web publication..."

—Gary Holleman, author of Food and Wine Online writing in his online newsletter, June 11, 1996

"...a number of outstanding electronic magazines, or e-zines, as they are called, are dedicated to food and dining. One of the most accessible for professional and amateur chefs is the popular electronic Gourmet Guide."

—New York Times December 13, 1995

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