The annual Paris Cookbook Fair, hosted by father and son Edouard Cointreau Sr. and Jr. (of the family that founded Cointreau liquor) takes place February 22–24 at its new, expanded venue—under the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum, in the Carrousel du Louvre. Three days of events—including meetings at publisher booths, panels, cookbook displays, and cooking demonstrations—culminate on Saturday night with the Gourmand Awards.
There will be 60 countries represented, with a large concentration of publishers this year from Canada, Japan, Mexico, and China. This year’s guests of honor will be chefs, authors, and publishers from the U.S.
At the Gourmand Awards gala event, Lisa Ekus, of the Lisa Ekus Group (which represents cookbook authors and talent), will be presented with the Outstanding Career award; Ekus’s client Anne Willan will be presented with the Best in the World Award, a cookbook award for The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook (Univ. of California).
Publishers Weekly will be in attendance at the event and will report upon our return.