Best of the Best in 20 years Awards for Easy recipe category – Gourmand Awards

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The World Cookbook Fair to be staged at Frankfurt in 2015

The Frankfurt Book Fair and the World Cookbook Fair have entered a long term agreement to strengthen the international food and wine publishing community.

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.”

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.” cook book fair

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This was a mile stone as Gourmand has successful completed 20 years of celebrating cook books from all over the world and showcasing and awarding the best in the world. At Frankfurt book fair , Gourmand awarded the best of best in the world among the winners of the last 20 years, making this a rarest of rare special awards. Monish Gujral of MotiMahal was a proud recipient of this rare and special award in Frankfurt on the 15th October 2015 for his book ” On the Butter Chicken Trail – A MotiMahal cook book ” in Easy recipe category which was published in 2009 by Penguin.

Mr Edouard Cointreau, chairman Gourmand , congratulating Monish said this book was special and was among his Favorites

First chef from India to be invited to Le cordon Bleu to demonstrate in Paris. Monish is credited with the trailblazing turn-around of Moti Mahal, from being a small but iconic presence in Delhi, to becoming a multi-national corporation that is well on its way to defining how the world eats Indian food. A traditionalist, Monish has remained true to the signature dishes that made Moti Mahal a legend, while reinventing the dining experience into one that is exciting and avant garde to suit modern sensibilities.

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