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The World Cookbook Fair to be staged at Frankfurt in 2015

The Frankfurt Book Fair and the World Cookbook Fair have entered a long term agreement to strengthen the international food and wine publishing community

Juergen Boos and Edouard CointreauFrankfurt, 15 December 2014 – Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair (14-18 October 2015), and Edouard Cointreau, Vice President of the World Cookbook Fair have signed an important long term agreement for the food and wine publishing industry. They have agreed to work together to bring the very best publishers and authors of the culinary sector to Frankfurt, the largest book trade fair in the world, in 2015.
Juergen Boos said “This cooperation fits perfectly into the Frankfurt Book Fair’s strategy to empower relevant publishing communities and help our customers to expand their international business network. It also shows the enormous potential that the ‘New Frankfurt Book Fair 2015’ will offer its clients. Our aim is to establish the Gourmet Gallery in Hall 3.1 as an internationally recognized hub for the culinary publishing business. In the future we will continue to do two things. The first is to grow the existing German aspect of the Gourmet Gallery, and the second is to develop its international area with our colleagues from the World Cookbook Fair, who are proven experts and trusted companions in the global business of food and wine publishing.”
Edouard Cointreau said “My father started the World Cookbook Awards twenty years ago in Frankfurt. This is where I learned all about publishing, never missing a fair for 10 years. We want everyone in our sector to share the unique opportunities offered by the Frankfurt Book Fair and we will do everything we can to help visitors and exhibitors have the best experience possible there. In 2015 we will focus our energies entirely on the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, and we will have no other cookbook fair in Europe next year. We will however keep the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015 in China, where my father is based right now.”
At the next Frankfurt Book Fair, there will be special services for visitors from the international culinary community at the Gourmet Gallery, including a business center, an events and conference programme, presentations for books and future projects, exhibitions, and a show kitchen. The Gourmet Gallery will remain in Hall 3.1. located next to the tourism publishers.
The Guests of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the next two years will be Indonesia (2015), The Netherlands and Flanders (2016). They have vibrant food cultures, and will be warmly welcomed at the Gourmet Gallery. For more information, contact Edouard Cointreau (son): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 270,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and around 9,000 accredited journalists in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases  its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The CONTEC and STORYDRIVE conferences have both become established meeting places for the industry. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. www.book-fair.com

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathrin Grün, PR manager, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Paris CookBook Fair 2013


Paris Cookbook Fair this year brings cookbooks to a most prestigious location, Le Carrousel du Louvre. It is an honour for cookbook publishing to be in the heart of Paris, at the center of culture, romance and history of France. It is very important to build as much respect as possible for authors and publishers of cookbooks and wine books.

These books are usually the result of a team, often with the writer, the photographer, the food-stylist, the art director, the designer, and the publisher. Some culinary books take years of work before they are published. In fact, you can feel in the best cookbooks the heart of the author(s), just as you do in fiction books. Personnalities andcharacter shine through cookbooks as well.

We have tried to build a book fair where human values are respected, where the main motivation is not selling more carpet or furniture, or drive up ticket sales to visitors. We really care about the sector. We have been rewarded with strong support, and fast growth: we had planned to increase publishers floor space by 30%, in fact we had to double it. However, the best reward is that we now have made many friends among the guests, building what they call “the Gourmand Family”.

I am deeply grateful to all the authors and publishers. It also has been much fun. As my son says, it is not worth doing it if we do not all enjoy it. It is wonderful that with Paris Cookbook Fair, business and pleasure combine naturally as the ingredients of this food and wine books feast.

Edouard Cointreau

Paris Cookbook Fair, President
China Food Television, President of Honour
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, President and Founder
WFWF-TV, World Association of Food TV Producers, President