A Second Helping of Edouard Cointreau’s Paris Cookbook Fair

In Europe by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije Last year Edouard Cointreau, the force behind the Gourmand Cookbook Awards, extended his reach further into the professional culinary world and launched the Paris Cookbook Fair, a trade fair exclusively dedicated to books about food and drink. Yesterday, on a brilliantly sunny Sunday in Paris, the second edition of the Fair ended and while the final count …

Bhutanese Cuisine, Charity Books Among Winners of 2011 Gourmand Cookbook Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije Gourmand’s 16th Awards took place last night at Paris’ famed music hall, Les Folies Bergeres, following the opening yesterday of the second Paris Cookbook Fair (from which we’ll have our report on Monday). For over two hours Edouard Cointreau’s ever-growing cookbook awards ceremony paid homage to chefs, publishers, photographers and designers, this year with a penchant for …

Gourmand’s List of the 57 Best Cookbooks from Around the World in 2010

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have announced the winners for individual “best of” awards for cookbooks from 57 countries. One overall winner will be announced on March 3, 2011 on the opening day of the 2011 Paris Cookbook Fair. The Gourmand organization also released stats on the worldwide cookbook industry and cited particularly strong growth in Asia …

Edouard Cointreau on the Booming International Cookbook Market

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije Edouard Cointreau’s Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been a fixture on the Frankfurt Book Fair scene since 1995, when the Awards were launched to draw attention to those who “cook with words.” Fifteen years later Gourmand is the network par excellence for “foodie” professionals. Boosted by the fact that cookbook publishing is one of the only sectors …

Midwest’s Largest Cooking Event to Feature Award-Winning Cookbook Authors and Chefs

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg The annual three-day Epicurean Classic, held August 27-29 in St. Joseph, MI, will present attendees with a unique opportunity to learn from award-winning cookbook authors and chefs at demonstrations, lectures, and tastings. The largest cooking event in the Midwest, the Epicurean Classic features opportunities for close interaction with presenters, providing expert information in a casual and engaging …

Cookbook Trade Fair Pleases the Palate

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije PARIS: The first edition of the Paris Cookbook Festival wrapped up on Monday with most participants judging the specialized trade fair a delicious success, barring minor complaints about lack of signage and poor heating. While for some smaller French publishers with books aimed specifically at the French market, it was less of a positive experience, the larger …

Gourmand Awards at Paris Cookbook Fair

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije PARIS (FEBRUARY 11): The first Paris Cookbook Festival kicked off tonight on Paul Bocuse’s birthday. It was sleeting in Paris but the auditorium for the Gourmand Cookbook Awards was packed with invitation-only authors, publishers and people from the trade coming from countries as far as Australia, Cambodia and Argentina. Three women won honors for their lifetime careers …

Cookbooks? Romance? Sci-fi? Is Niche the Future of Fairs?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story discusses the inaugural Paris Cookbook Fair, which takes place later this week. The fair focuses entirely on cookbooks, with an emphasis on selling rights to the titles on display. Cookbooks are, as Fair director Edouard Cointreau explains, growing some 5-10% per year and many bestselling books, such as those published by charity organizations around …

A Tale of Two Cookbooks: The Fancy and the Foul-mouthed

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Dennis Abrams and Edward Nawotka There are, essentially, just two different kinds of cookbooks. The first is what can indelicately be called “food p*rnography.” It depicts food that one wants to make but knows is virtually impossible to replicate in a home kitchen, food that exists only in restaurants and one’s fantasies. The second kind of cookbook is the one you …