Iran among food giants in Gourmand World Summit
Tehran, March 3, IRNA – Iran together with France and the UK has been
granted an expert desk in 2019 Gourmand World Summit which is slated to be held
with cooperation of the UNESCO in Paris.
Speaking in an exclusive interview
with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the award-winning Iranian chef
and author Samira Jannatdoust said she has been invited to attend the 2019
Gourmand World Summit in France.
Jannatdoust is the first lady
publisher of prestigious books on cooking.
Gourmand is preparing the grounds for
world publishers to get acquainted with top chefs and their publications which
have been successful during the past three years, Jannatdoust said.
'It is aimed to
establish a market for world prestigious books and to facilitate the procedure
of introducing the books by their authors to the world publishers,' she added.
She went on to say that the upcoming
event will be the best opportunity to introduce Iranian cuisine and taste to
Gourmand has explicitly referred to
the nominated Iranian book [written by Jannatdoust] as one of the best books
over the past 10 years.
It is worth noting that the books
written by Jannatdoust are supposed to be introduced as world reference recipes
Iranian chef whose confectionary book
has been chosen as especial book by Gourmand said, Iran is now participating in
world stars and top chefs categories of the Gourmand World Summit.
The event is scheduled to get underway
with the attendance of about 2000 VIPs, including ambassadors, publishers,
authors, chefs, distributors, agents, photographers, food and tourism
journalists, bloggers and designers, etc.
As mentioned by Gourmand, 'it will be
an extraordinary opportunity to meet every important person in the sector while
networking on previous books and future projects.'
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau.
In 2017, books from 215 countries and
regions participated 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
The Gourmand Awards have been compared
to the “Oscars” for film. They are inspired by the Olympic Games and their