I missed the announcement of nominees and voting this year, but I wouldn’t have picked the above book as the winner. I used to order Poo Curry at a Thai restaurant in Portland. “Poo” is Thai for crab, and is also the nickname of author Saiyuud Diwong, who runs a very popular Thai cooking program in Bangkok. The following books were the other finalists.
You can see a list of previous award winners and more information about the contest here.