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COOKBOOKS under the Pyramid

Carrousel du Louvre.

COOkBOOKS under the Pyramid


The next Paris Cookbook Fair will take place in February 2013, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24.It is one week after Valentine’s Day, and the Chinese New Year week long celebration February 9-15. New Delhi Book Fair is the first week of February, with Jerusalem Book Fair the week after. Salon du Livre de Paris and Bologna 50th Children Book Fair are one month later, from March 22 to March 28.


The Carrousel du Louvre main entrance is 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, which takes you underground through one of the best shopping malls in Paris, to the inverted Pyramid. The entrance to the Louvre Museum is to the left, and Paris Cookbook Fair will be to the right, just after La Maison du Chocolat. As it is under the ground it is completely sealed off from the outside, and quite warm during winter. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards will be at the same location, in a theater for 1400 guests. The Metro-Subway stop is Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, on lines 1 and 7.
The two most famous English bookstores in Paris are on Rue de Rivoli, WH Smith at nº  248 , and Galignani, at 224. Within walking distance, there are some of the most famous foodies and shopping places in Paris, Angelina, Ladurée, Colette, and many others. Musée des Arts Décoratifs is 107, rue de Rivoli.


We have 30% more space than last year for foreign rights tables, trade stand, and publishers stars. We believe we will have a slight increase in European visitors from outside France, reaching 45% of professionals, a strong increase of visitors from other continents, most probably over 35%, with the French making up the balance with 20%.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Gala event is one of the key factors for the international presence, with books from 171 countries competing in the Awards this year, aginst 162 last year, and 156 the year before.  It is the only sector of book publishing that benefits from such an Awards event with so many countries.


Besides the foreign rights and co-editions book business, there will be much networking and entertaining. There will be show kitchen demonstrations, food and drink tastings, confe-rences, book presentations and launches, authors signings, culinary art and photography, music and dancing. One new feature will be WFWF-TV 2013, the World Festival of Wine and Food Television, bringing together TV food producers, broadcasters and their stars. The last meeting was in October 2011 in Beijing, organized by China Food Television and presided by Edouard Cointreau.


The legendary 3 star chef from the Waterside Inn Michel Roux has attended the fair every year from 2010 to 2012. He explained why in his speech as President of Honor of the Fair in 2012 : “This fair is absolutely unique. This fair is about respect. It gives a chance to everyone, whether you are big or small. Everyone gets attention here, and has an opportunity to get a close look at the culinary business. You can profit from the knowledge of professionals from all around the world in an absolutely unique way. Every young person who wants to be a professional in the gastronomy or culinary business has to be there”.
Last time, Alain Ducasse had scheduled a one hour visit. He stayed four hours…So did Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Dutournier or Claudia Roden, Lisa Ekus, and many others.

Some of our past exhibitors and trade visitors:

Alain Ducasse Edition, Phaidon, Murdoch Books, Taschen, Hachette Pratique, Marabout, Flammarion, Larousse, Camara Brasileira do Livro, Planeta, Robert Rose, Les Éditions de l’Épure, Biblioteca Culinaria, Papadakis Publisher, Zabert Sandmann, Reed Business, Bonnier Fakta, Matthaes, Heel, Verlag Gebruder Kornmayer, Féret, Tokyo Shoseki Publishers, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne, Glénat, Le Cordon Bleu, Kyle Books, Absolute Press, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Wine Appreciation Guild, Sud Ouest, Menu Fretin, Éditions First, 99Pages Verlag, Alaúde Editora, Senac Sao Paulo, Editora Melhoramentos, LMA Editora, Christian Verlag, Arkaim Publishing, Eksmo, Utovie, Buch Contact, Caramelized GMBH, Feierabend Unique Books, Artron Enterprises Group Limited, Beijing 68 Times Culture Media Co.Ltd, China Food Television, China Light Industry Press, Easteat Co. Ltd, Oriental Press, Qingdao Publishing House, Hubert Krenn Verlag, Leopold Stocker Verlag, Dorling Kindersley, Lannoo, White Tara, Gourmet Patagonia, Editions Li Shi Zen, M.N.R Comunicaciones, Ambardiseño, Friends International, Alba Editions, Editions Vefa Alexiadou, Astra Worlwide, NDTV Good Times, L’Artistica Editrice, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Luxury Books, Ediciones Anyma, De Kookboekhandel, Zilverster Media, Lucci Editore, Bertrand Editora, Curtea Veche Publishing, Direct Press, Gorenjki Tisk, Rokus Klett, Ediciones Akal, Canal Micro, Grenadine Publishing, Éditions Slatkine, Fondation B.IN.G., Metro Cultural Publications, Sedes Holding, Easy Cook, Jacqui Small LLP, Prospect Books, TAMR Translations, Bluestone Wine Solutions, Oldways Preservation Trust, The Lisa-Ekus Group, and many more.