Frankfurt is the annual meeting place for the international cook book community

In the Gourmet Gallery, food is a global language. Making waffles together with

Frankfurt, 21 September 2016 – An entire culinary atlas on 1,000 square metres: approximately 80 exhibitors from more than 20 countries will gather this year in the Gourmet Gallery of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Hall 3.1, K 90 to L 135), where they will present around 1,000 titles. For the first time, exhibitors will also be present from Jamaica, Kurdistan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Japan and Sweden. As ever, the Show Kitchen and the Gourmet Salon will host a varied programme of cooking shows, tastings, expert talks and readings. In 2016, the Gourmet Gallery is once again being staged in cooperation with Gourmand International, the organiser of the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

Long popular in the USA, today more and more people in Germany use measuring cups in their baking and cooking. On this theme, for the first time, a baking event will take place with Birgit Wenz of Becherkueche.de, in the Show Kitchen on the Sunday of the fair. At 10.00 am, our youngest visitors can learn how easy it can be to use these colourful cups to make something delicious. At 11.30 am, the Frankfurter Buchmesse will then bring Becherkueche.de together with the ZAN society. The aim of this organisation, founded by Nadia Qani, is to promote the rights of Afghan women. Once a month, Qani cooks and eats together with refugees in Offenbach am Main. On 23 October, this culinary interaction will take place in the Gourmet Salon at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Spectacular opening for the Gourmet Gallery;
Networking dates in the Gourmet Gallery

At 6.00 pm on the Wednesday evening, the Frankfurter Buchmesse and Gourmand International invite you to the official opening of the Gourmet Gallery. With wines and sparkling wines from Fattoria La Vialla and Vins de Bordeaux – accompanied by delicacies from top chef Guy de Vries, of the Landhaus Mönchenwerth – we’ll toast the successful start of the Frankfurter Buchmesse. We extend a warm welcome to all friends of cookery books and culinary topics, as well as exhibitors, sponsors, premium partners and representatives of the press.
When: Wednesday, 19 October, 6.00 pm

On Thursday, 20 October 2016, at 9.00 am, the Gourmet Gallery invites its cook book community to a business breakfast (Hall 3.1, L99). The organic and natural foods company, Davert, will treat the guests to some gourmet products while they network.
When: Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9.00 am, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

Edouard Cointreau (World Cookbook Fair/Gourmand International) will provide a brief overview of trends, statistics and innovations.
When: Wednesday, 19 October and Thursday, 20 October 2016, at 11.00 to 11.45 am respectively, Gourmet Salon (3.1 L135)

Guided tours of the Gourmet Gallery:
When: Wednesday, 19 October, Thursday, 20 October, and Friday, 21 October 2016, at 12.00 – 1.30 pm respectively. Starts in the Gourmet Salon (3.1 L135)
Registration: http://buchmesse.de/de/fbm/besuchen/tours/

From vegan YouTube users to the Dumpling Revolution:
The food community between “local” and “digital/global”

Think global, cook local! With their cookery experiment LOKAL, Simon Tress and Georg Schweisfurth show us what culinary opportunities can be found, just around the corner – using high value products from organic agriculture and humane livestock keeping.
When: Thursday, 20 October, 4.15 – 5.15 pm, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

Vegan cook Sophia Hoffmann is a multimedia phenomenon with a message. As an ambassador for vegan and sustainable cookery, she runs a successful blog as well as a heavily widely YouTube channel. For her day-to-day microblogging, she uses Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. She has just published her second book, “Vegan Queens” (Edel Verlag).
When: Friday, 21 October 2016, 1.45 – 2.45 pm, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

In addition, Sophia Hoffmann will talk to representatives of the organic and natural food producer Davert about “Sustainability as a topic in social networks”.
When: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 2.00 – 3.00 pm, Gourmet Salon (3.1 L135)

The book “Wildbakers” (Gräfe und Unzer Verlag) ties together traditional baking skills with some innovations.
When: Friday, 21 October 2016, 12.30 – 1.30 pm, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

Tim Mälzer will present “Die Küche” (“The Kitchen”), his most personal cookery book to date. And he will show us what is the key to his culinary creativity: simple dishes from German and international cuisine that leave space for his own inventiveness at the cooker.
When: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 5.30 – 6.30 pm, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

“Lecker Bio – Delicious Organic” is Bernd Trum’s motto. Together with IN FORM, the German initiative for healthy eating and more exercise, the top organic chef shows us just how tasty ecologically friendly food can be.
When: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 1.45 – 2.45 pm, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

Young, wild… and folksy! Michael Schlaipfer reinterprets some classic dumpling recipes in his book “Die Knödel-Revolution” (BLV; “The Dumpling Revolution”). With crossover dumplings, dumpling tapas and sweet dumplings, there’ll be no shortage of dumpling action on the Show Kitchen stage.
When: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 3.00 – 4.00 pm, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

The juniors in the audience can have a go at baking together in the Show Kitchen. On the stage, Becherkueche.de shows us that any child can learn to bake tasty things using measuring cups.
When: Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10.00 – 11.00 am, Show Kitchen (3.1 L99)

Becherkueche.de, ZAN e.V. and the Frankfurter Buchmesse bake waffles, together with refugees.
When: Sunday, 23 October 2016, 11.30 – 2.00 pm, Gourmet Salon, 3.1 L135

Partners
Miele has supported the Gourmet Gallery as a premium partner, since 2011. Other partners include Die Eintagsküche, FOOD and TRAVEL, Davert, Fattoria La Vialla, Vins de Bordeaux, Berndes and – since 2015 – Gourmand International.

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair
Markus Gogolin, Head of Marketing & Communication DACH, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-187, gogolin@book-fair.com
Jördis Hille, PR Manager, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-271, hille@book-fair.com
> Press information online >www.book-fair.com/press_releases
> Photos in print quality >www.book-fair.com/press_photos



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