[Sca-cooks] Cookbook numbers

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Sep 27 14:25:02 PDT 2010

So how many cookbooks are published each year?

"According to Edouard Cointreau, founder and president of the Gourmand  
World Cookbook Awards and president of the Paris Cookbook Fair, more  
than 26,000 books on food and wine are published around the world  
every year. Last year, some 8,000 of them, in 40 languages from 136  
countries, entered the Gourmand World Cookbook Fair Awards—and some 60  
of them won awards. The awards, which will be presented at the Paris  
Cookbook Fair in March 2011, honor books in a variety of categories ....

As of August 31, publishers and authors from 144 countries had entered  
this year’s competition, said Cointreau, with Bhutan, Cook Island,  
Montenegro, New Caledonia, and Uzbekistan participating for the first  
time." from PW

See http://www.cookbookfair.com/

There's also a Wiki entry on the Gourmand awards.


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