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The Gourmand Awards Shortlist 2019

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Awards & Trade Fairs

  • The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they honour the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television. 
  • In 2018, we have entries from 216 countries and regions participate in these prestigious awards, the only international competition of the sector. It is free, and open to all languages.
  • Every year, Gourmand gives the awards in a very special location for gastronomy. The Ceremony is always an opportunity to meet every important person in the world of food and books: hundreds of publishers, authors, chefs and journalists take part in these events. 
  • The Gourmand Awards have been compared to the “Oscars” for lm. They are inspired by the Olympic Games and their spirit. 
  • With the huge network created around the Gourmand Awards, Edouard Cointreau decided to launch the Paris Cookbook Fair in 2010. After three years at Le Centquatre, the fair moved to the Carrousel du Louvre in 2013, and Beijing in 2014. Since then, the World Cookbook Fair takes place at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

See you in May at the Gourmand Awards Ceremony in Yantai, China,

or in October at the Gourmet Gallery of the Frankfurt Book Fair!

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.

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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Coming to Paris for the Gourmand Awards is the opportunity to visit the Paris Cookbook Fair, where the biggest publishers, chefs and authors meet every year to present their new books. It has become the heart of the cookbook trade, where foreign rights are sold and bought by publishers from all over the world.

You will attend the Gourmand Awards Ceremony with your VIP-Professional badge.
The badge includes:

  • - Two seats at Les Folies Bergère + the famous Gourmand cocktail in the great hall of the theater
  • - Two invitations to the opening party of the Paris Cookbook Fair
  • -Access to the Paris Cookbook Fair during five days, including the stands, the rights center, the show kitchens, the international bar, the conference rooms, the exhibitions.
  • The VIP-Professional is listed in the catalogue along with the stand exhibitors. The listing includes a short description of the activity, and the contact address. The catalogue is available to exhibitors and VIP Professionals in the months before the Paris Cookbook Fair in order to prepare meetings and networking.


A VIP-Professional badge costs 350 Euros. If you want to order one or more badges, please fill the following fields:
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