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29 November - 6 december, 2021


Getting together again!

The world of food culture needs getting together again. So many topics, styles, layouts, formats, angles, traditions, fusions and research are to be discovered and shared. So many talented authors and creative publishers to be met. The global pandemic has stopped a lot of exchanges and trade. It has also prevented the Gourmand Awards, the Paris Cookbook Fair and the Village International de la Gastronomie to take place in June, 2020 and June, 2021. The World Cuisines Week is the answer to this long wait.

November, 29th & 30th - Gourmand Awards Ceremonies 2020 & 2021
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 2021, entries from 225 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.

December 1st, 2nd & 3rd - Paris Cookbook Fair
It is the come-back of the Paris Cookbook Fair, with books from over 170 countries and the most important publishers, authors, agents, photographers, TV producers, graphic designers, tourism offices and specialized media. The professional area will allow them to network, trade foreign rights and launch new projects with colleagues from as many countries as possible. Fantastic texts and recipes from all over the world were available to be translated and adapted from one country to another.

December 3rd - Sustainable Food Congress / Hallbars Awards Ceremony
The objective of the Hallbars selection is to help the promotion and distribution of sustainability reports across the world. It is hoped the focus on the awards winners will motivate the publication of more sustainability reports and will increase the engagement in sustainability. As for books at book fairs, sustainability reports benefit from being seen together as a group in an exhibition. The comparisons by sectors or countries are very interesting and fruitul. A physical group exhibition of printed reports is much more useful than an individual online review of digital reports. The exhibition in Paris will honor the teams that made the sustainability reports possible. It includes all those who are the authors, the stakeholders and the publisher.

December 4th & 5th - World Cuisines Market
The Village International de la Gastronomie is the platform for meetings between diplomacy, the general public, professionals and journalists. Since 2016, the Village brings together cuisines from around the world and offers to countries a unique opportunity to tell their culture. Moreover, it brings a real message of hope and brotherhood, in a generous and multicultural atmosphere. The Village network has grown following the embassies willingness to communicate outside their walls. The promotional aspect of their presence at the Village since 2016 is only one facet of their strategy. Their objective is also to promote products to open new trade routes. The stake is therefore diplomatic, cultural, touristic, agricultural and commercial.

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