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Gourmet Gallery

Newly designed: The perfect place for tasteful books, food, wine and everything that gourmands love.


With its impressive show kitchen, the Gourmet Gallery attracts the full attention of the media as well as trade visitors and general public. Over the years, the Gourmet Gallery became an integral part of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the publishing industry. The long-standing success of Gourmet Gallery reflects the increasing importance of nutrition in our society; food not only forms a pleasurable part of our life, but also reflects identity and political trends of the time.


Gourmet Gallery Programme

Feel inspired? Have a look at the calendar of events for the Gourmat Gallery! Find at a glance the celebrities and chefs like Johann Lafer you can meet at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Interview with Aurélie Bastian

Is there one dish that you could cook every day?

Ratatouille, because I can vary the recipe endlessly – with fish, meat, omelette, as a pizza side dish, with pasta or rice. It’s a basic recipe from where I come from, and I could really it eat it every day. It’s healthy and can be prepared with simple ingredients.

Is there a dish that you brought back with you from a trip and that you’re still excited about?

Scones with clotted cream. I love it. I fly to England at least once a year. I love the lifestyle there. In the afternoon, we like to test the small tea rooms where delicious warm scones are served. I love them so much that I now make them at home more often. I also like to make them with a French touch, with a little rose water or we enjoy them with chestnut cream.

How do you think we will eat in 20 years?

I believe that we will eat less and less meat, but of better quality. The price of food will also be higher. It’s hard to say whether this will really be the case or if it’s just what I wish for. But I do think we should pay more attention to quality rather than quantity. Food is also becoming more down-to-earth, because for me, the future is local.

How political are cooking and nutrition for you today?

It is very important for me to eat products without palm oil, for health and environmental reasons. But you need to take the time to read the packaging. I don’t buy processed, ready-made foods either. It is always better to buy basic ingredients and cook it yourself. Cooking is family time in our household, time we spend together. This makes my son aware of what he eats and how it is prepared.

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Become a part of the Gourmet Gallery

Here you will find all exhibition possibilities and stages of the Gourmet Gallery at a glance.

Trend subjects

Slowing down and mindfulness

In our hectic, efficiency-driven society, the need for relaxation and mindfulness is on the rise. This can also be seen in the increasingly careful preparation and conscious enjoyment of our food.

Zero Waste

From Green members of Parliament to influencers on YouTube: low-package nutrition is a hot topic when it comes to "zero waste."

Ecology and Sustainability

Now new, but more and more important: aspects such as ecology and sustainability give nutrition a political dimension. Suddenly, for example, powerful politicians are discussing the dramatic death of bees.

New media

Food formats are becoming more and more fluid - constantly growing digital communities, food blogs and food tubers with millions of followers, recipes in the form of GIFs and much more.

Discover the entire culinary world

Networking & Events

Leaders of the media and food industry will meet in the culinary world of the Gourmet Gallery. This is a great opportunity to make valuable contacts.

Picture of the Business breakfast at the Gourmet Gallery at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Business Breakfast

From Wednesday to Friday, from 9.00 to 10.00 am you can start the morning by meeting new contacts.
The Business Breakfast at the Gourmet Gallery gives exhibitors the opportunity to expand their networks over a free breakfast and coffee.

Picture of the Nocturne Party at the Gourmet Gallery at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Nocturne Party

On Wednesday evening, at 6.00 pm, there will be a big Gourmet Gallery networking party in the Show Kitchen. Invited guests will be pampered with traditional food and drinks from our Guest of Honour Norway and take part in some particularly enjoyable networking.

Your advantages as a private visitor

  • The world of pleasure: from new culinary discoveries and health cuisine to wine and spices.
  • Exciting events in the show kitchen and the Gourmet Salon.
  • Direct sales by the publishers on fair Sunday.

Food is more than nutrition

Way of life

"Food has become an expression of attitude and identity. Your typical cookbook has evolved into a high-quality guidebook that shapes your identity."


"Today's successful cookbooks are coffee table books given a prominent place by the reader as a status symbol at home."

National culture

"As an exhibition area, the Gourmet Gallery also offers countries an attractive opportunity to present their culinary creations."


"Food has become an indispensable part of Frankfurter Buchmesse and also provides publishers with regular bestsellers."

What’s the only thing you need for an inspiring time at the fair?

Just one ticket! Buy it now and visit Frankfurter Buchmesse!