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Frankfurt is an annual meeting point for the international cookbook community

Frankfurt, 28 September 2017 – From Lafer to Henze, food blogs to #instawalk, French pâtisserie to Indonesian street food: The culinary world comes together in all its variety on 1,000 square metres in the Gourmet Gallery (Hall 3.1, K 90 to L 135). And the focus isn’t just on food as such, but also on the stories behind it: What, for example, is the origin and cultivation of food all about? In competing for customers, storytelling is becoming increasingly central, which is giving the publishing industry’s “food” segment a boost.

The following is a selection of events from the programme.

MIELE “dialogue cooker”
Premium partner Miele introduces its world-first innovation, the “dialogue cooker”: This revolutionary cooking process, which will be presented live in the show kitchen, is “in dialogue” with food.
“Dialogue cooker” show dates: 13 October, 3:00– 4:00 pm, and 15 October, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

National cuisines and images
Foreign countries and good food often go hand in hand. Come along on a culinary tour of France (the Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honour), China or Korea. Besides traditional dishes, there are also many new things to discover. Our partner Arcus Aquavit invites you to try the trendy drink from Norway today. In 2019, Norway will be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Or participate in the guided tour “Where pleasure meets business” for experts and journalists with Edouard Cointreau (“Gourmand World Cookbook Awards”).
Tour date: 13 October, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Networking for foodies and the press
Every morning at 9:00 am, the food community meets for a business breakfast in the show kitchen of the Gourmet Gallery. Publishers, authors and journalists chat over coffee and a buffet – which not only bolsters their network, but also provides them with plenty of energy for the day. Also enjoy the experience of Next 125’s stylish world of kitchens.
Dates: 11-15 October, 9:00 – 10:00 am

The food blog talk
In conversation with food blogger Sophia Hoffmann (“Sophias vegane Welt” – “Sophia’s Vegan World”), food bloggers like Heike Niemoeller (“Relleomein”), Stevan Paul (“NutriCulinary”), Katharina Brömel (“Streetfoodjunkies”) and others discuss their two passions: food and blogs.
Dates: 11-13 October, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Pastry chef and food blogger Tobi Müller invites visitors on an #instawalk – a walk with Instagram snapshots – around the Gourmet Gallery. Stops along the way include partners and exhibitors from this thematic world as well as other German cookbook publishers.
Date: 13 October, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Food in the trash
On the consequences of waste and what we can do to prevent it. Hendrik Haase, alias @Wurstsack, in conversation with film director Valentin Thurn (“Taste the Waste”) and food activist Daniel Anthes (“Shout out Loud” initiative).
Dates: 14-15 October, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, organised by Schrot&Korn

What are we going to eat tomorrow? Food should be healthy and save the world. Is that possible?
Schrot&Korn Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Silber in conversation with nutritional sociologist Prof Daniel Kofahl and author and organic expert Dr Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein.
Dates: 14-15 October, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, organised by Schrot&Korn

Best leftovers
Organic top chef Christian Kolb makes delicacies out of old bread.
Date: 14 October, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, organised by Schrot&Korn

Lafer - the best of
For 40 years, Johann Lafer – crowd favourite and star cook – has been setting to work with passion, expertise and humour, elevating cooking to an art form. He talks about his most important stations and experiences in the kitchen and the world of culinary arts.
Date: 12 October, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, organised by Gräfe und Unzer Verlag GmbH

Christian Henze: This is how we cook today
A new dish every day? One the whole family likes? And that, ideally, is fast and easy to prepare? This is a familiar dilemma for Christian Henze, the popular television chef from the programme “MDR um 4”, who presents delicious and easy-to-cook dishes from his new book “So kocht man heute” (“This is How We Cook Today”) – food tastings guaranteed.
Date: 12 October, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, organised by Christian Verlag GmbH

Gourmand International
For the third year in a row, the Frankfurter Buchmesse and its partner Gourmand International (organiser of the World Cookbook Fair) is showcasing the international cookbook community at the fair. The World Cookbook Fair will be its own little fair within the fair, with exhibitors from over 30 countries, including Italy, France, Russia, Australia, China and Korea. Also once again in 2017, the networking party “Nocturne” will brilliantly kick things off for international foodies in the show kitchen L99. And, every day, the Deutsche Weininstitut (German Wine Institute) will host a happy hour in the Gourmet Salon.
Dates: 11 October, 6:00 pm, “Nocturne” networking party; 11-15 October, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, happy hour, organised by the Deutsches Weininstitut

Since 2011, the Miele company has supported the Gourmet Gallery as a premium partner. Additional partners include Next 125, Davert GmbH, Fattoria La Vialla, Arcus Aquavit and Miele Tafelkünstler. Food and Travel and Schrot&Korn are media partners. Gourmand International and die Eintagsküche are co-operating partners.

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About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,150 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 278,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers - 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. in a new window)

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Press & Corporate Communications Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138, in a new window)
Kathrin Grün, Head of PR and Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170, in a new window)
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