Frankfurt Book Fair Partners with World Cookbook Fair

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Gourmet Gallery at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Gourmet Gallery at the Frankfurt Book Fair

By Hannah Johnson

The Frankfurt Book Fair and the World Cookbook Fair recently signed a long-term agreement to bring more culinary and wine publishers to the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Gourmet Gallery exhibition starting in 2015. Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and Edouard Cointreau, Vice President of the World Cookbook Fair, signed the agreement last week. The goal is to strengthen the international culinary and wine publishing community.

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.”

The Gourmet Gallery will be located in Hall 3.1 of the Frankfurt Book Fair. For more information, contact Edouard Cointreau:

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.