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SELECTED NOMINEES FOR GOURMAND AWARDS EVENT IN 2022

November 15, 2021

The deadline for the Gourmand Awards 2022 was November 15, 2021. This final list includes the selected nominees for the Best in the World awards ceremony event of 2022. Each list incorporates all nominees from the previous lists of 2021. Here are the Winners for their country competition. They will represent their country. There is only one book per country in each category.

The major objective of this list is to help the promotion of the nominees with the media as early as possible after the books are published. For this purpose, the nominees already have the right to digital Gourmand Awards Winners certificates and stickers.

There are 1558 selections from 227 countries and regions. It is the maximum we ever had. There are 1393 for Food Culture and 165 for Drink Culture. It includes 275 free documents, selected for their quality and importance, from thousands available, with free downloads on internet. The United Nations, FAO, WFP, UNESCO, are the largest publishers of those free documents.

We have more participating books. It is always free and open to all to participate, big or small, trade publisher or institution or self publishing. Last year already had seen an increase of 20%. With the pandemic, people are coming back to cooking and reading. Authors and publishers are responding to the demand in quantity and quality.

Even more significant is that the increase is worldwide. The rise in Latin America and Africa is spectacular. The pandemic is global, it changes behaviors everywhere. More food books are published around the world, food culture is becoming essential.

The selection of the Gourmand Awards give an overview of the best around the world. The size of that universe is difficult to envision from individual countries. In t otal, we estimate there are now over 100.000 food and drink culture books and documents every year, in print or digital, free or paid, with or without ISBN. There were approximately 25.000 when we started 26 years ago, with much less digital or free. There is approximately 1% chance to be selected on this Gourmand Awards list !

 

Edouard Cointreau
Founder and President
Gourmand Awards

 

FOOD CULTURE Best in the World 2021
Gourmand Awards 2022

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DRINK CULTURE Best in the World 2021
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BEST IN THE WORLD

May 25, 2021

Best in the World 2021, from 80 countries and regions

The ranking of the Best in the World 2021 were supposed to be announced at the awards event in Paris Louvre-Tuileries on June 5, 2021. Due to the Covid-19, we had to change the plan. We decided to announce the results on May 25, 2021 to help now the authors and publishers. The awards ceremony will be November 29, at Les Cordeliers, Paris 6.

Les Cordeliers may be the most beautiful place we ever had for the Gourmand Awards. It is certainly the most historical, a middle ages monk convent turned intoo the French Revolution Club led by Danton. In November 2021, we hope to meet there all the Best in the World in this list.

We treat all Top 4 in the same way, they are all Best inthe World. They already have the right to the Best in the World certificates and self adhesive stickers. They can use their Gourmand Award to promote their work with the media and readers.

 

Edouard Cointreau
Founder and President
Gourmand Awards

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FOOD CULTURE Best in the World 2021
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DRINK CULTURE Best in the World 2021
Gourmand Awards 2021

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25TH GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2020

For the first time since the founding of the awards in 1995, we release the list of the Best in the World winners before the awards ceremony. International travel is now impossible. Most of our winners will be in their homes for several more weeks. So we decided that releasing the list now might make hundreds happier in these very difficult times. Our main objective has always been to try to help those who “cook with words” in any way we can.

There are also specific books that can help you to remain in a positive mood. Do see On The Hummus Route, a very positive cookbook from the Middle East, that can give hope to all readers, it is in category B02, Best Cookbook of the Year in all categories, as well as category F09 Peace Cookbook.There are many other unexpected gems on the list.

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BEST IN THE WORLD FOOD & DRINK CULTURE
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The Best 25

The Best of The Best - 1995-2020

List of the Best for 25 years in each category for each country

It includes a selection of the Best from two previous anniversary events

  • 12 years at Frankfurt Old Opera House
  • 20 years at Frankfurt Book Fair Theater
  • 25 years will be celebrated in Paris June 3-7 and China November 1-4

ALL past Best in the World are welcome at our events.
The list below is a shortlist with a limited selection of excellent books mostly still available. Some have updated new editions.
There is only one book per country in each category

Countries Total = 106 Algeria to Zimbabwe 96
UN members, 6 Regions, 4 International organizations = Total 106

TRENDS
THE CONTINENTS SHIFT

The Best in the World

By continents 1995-2019 1995-2009  
France 11% 13%. -2
Other Europe 38% 44% -6
China 8% 3% +5
Other Asia Pacific 20% 15% +5
Latin America 11% 5% +6
Anglo America 9% 18% -9
Africa 3% 2% +1
TOTAL 100% 100%  

The shift 2009-2019 in the Best in the World is clear, from the West to the East, from the North to the South. It reflects the investments in quality for the new middle class that buys cookbooks. The middle class is stagnating at best in the West and North, while rising fast in the East and South. Today 85% of the world middleclass is in Asia. Do read Factfulness by Hans Rosling, “a hopeful book about the potential for human progress” says President Barack Obama. It is vital today for authors and publishers in the West to try to reach the foreign markets in the East. There is now a market for excellent cookbooks in many more countries. Our 2009 list had Best in the World from 47 countries. In 2020 it has doubled to over 100.

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019

Food Culture

Food Culture Gourmand Awards 2019

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2019

Drink Culture

Drink Culture Gourmand Awards 2019
 

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