For the first time ever Chile has won the international competition that highlights the world’s best culinary books. The award ceremony was held at the Theatre Les Folies Bergere in Paris and the book, Gourmet Patagonia’s “Patagonia Cuisine,” received the award for the best culinary book of the year at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
This traditional competition involves more than 30,000 books from 163 countries, and Chile is the second Latin American country to receive this important recognition. In 2008 Peru won the same award with a book by Chef Gastón Acurio.
Francisco Fantini, chief editor of Gourmet Patagonia, hopes this award will encourage greater awareness about Patagonia and ensure that more people commit to its protection. “It’s very important that the world has understood that Patagonia is a natural heritage that belongs to mankind. ‘Patagonia Cuisine’ is the result of passionate research that we decided to express in the form of of art. Fortunately more and more people are interested in traveling to Patagonia and enjoying the healthy experience that its cuisine offers,” said the Chilean journalist.
The publisher Gourmet Patagonia is part of a flourishing social movement in Chile to make the country a more just place and more committed to the environment. This team of young professionals, as in other parts of the world, believes in the sustainable development of natural resources. “We are part of a global generation that is working for the intelligent development of cultures,” said Fantini.
On Monday the Gourmet Patagonia team will offer a master class in Patagonian Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu París. During this activity, several Patagonian recipes will to be presented alongside the best Chilean wines, beers, piscos and waters. This demonstration will bring together teachers and students of this prestigious academy, as well as diplomatic representatives from a wide range of countries.
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