Gourmand Books - Publisher of Gourmet Cookbooks

Gourmandbooks focuses on the best food and wine books. For instance, we are the exclusive international agent for the distribution of El Bulli books outside of Spain. We operate from Madrid, Spain, and are part of the Gourmand International Group.

Edouard Cointreau founded the "World Cookbook Awards" in 1995, renamed "Gourmand World Cookbook Awards" in 2001. The awards event took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1995 and 1996, in Paris in 1997, in Périgueux in 1998, in Versailles in 1999, in Périgueux in 2000, in Sorges, capital of the Truffles of Perigord in 2001, and at the Chateau de Brissac in the Loire Valley, next to Angers, France, for the 2002 awards.

For more information on the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, check out www.cookbookfair.com.

Our events for 2003 include a party on opening night at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October and the awards finals for each language in November. The Best in the World Gala Dinner for food and wine books of 2003 takes place in February 2004, as well as our congress and bookfair in Barcelona for the "Tastes of the Mediterranean" on February 26-27-28-29, February 2004.