Taking into account that the Gastronomy of Slovenia is an important work by the famous prof. dr. Janez Bogataj, describing in detail the culinary cultural heritage of Slovenia, the Hart publishing house submitted the collection of books to compete for the international Gourmand Cookbook Award 2022 in order to increase the international visibility of the rich Slovenian gastronomy.
The book collection has already won the Gourmand Cookbook Award in December 2021. In January 2022, it was shortlisted in the top four in its category and went on to win the Best in the World award. The collection won first prize in its category at the 2022 Gourmand Cookbook Awards ceremony held in Umeå, Sweden. Gastronomy of Mediterranean Slovenia won another Best in the World award in the category of Mediterranean Books.
The Gastronomy of Slovenia collection consists of four books representing four Slovenian macro-regions of gastronomy: Gastronomy of Ljubljana and central Slovenia, Gastronomy of Alpine Slovenia, Gastronomy of Pannonian Slovenia and Gastronomy of Mediterranean Slovenia. The collection is a fundamental work of Slovenian gastronomy containing recipes for a selection of dishes with colorful stories about their origin and peculiarities, which make it an interesting and instructive read.
The Gastronomy of Slovenia collection awarded with two Best in the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards was published in 2021 when Slovenia was named European Region of Gastronomy. The award-winning collection increases Slovenia’s visibility and offers good prospects for next year when Slovenia will be the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The books are a valuable tool for professionals in the fields of gastronomy and tourism or people in training to be. The collection with a selection of 28 reproductions of works of art by Slovenian painters, depicting landscapes to present gastronomic regions (the originals are kept in art galleries and museums across Slovenia), adorns personal libraries with its aesthetic design and makes a perfect gift.
International recognition and visibility
The prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards recognize the best cookbooks from around the world. Each year, the awards recognize the best food and wine books, printed or digital, and food television. The objective of this award is to promote the exquisite cuisine of all nations and to make good, varied and healthy food and drink known throughout the world.
The Gourmet Trophies offer a unique opportunity to build the image of a country’s food culture and introduce the world to the specialties of its culinary cultural heritage. Great importance is given to dishes made from local ingredients and natural remedies that we can eat. The Gourmand World Cookbook Award is considered the Oscar of cookbooks.
The awards ceremony is an important event that takes place every year in exceptional gastronomic sites. Important personalities from the world of food and wine gather for the event, including hundreds of editors, authors, chefs and journalists.
Edouard Cointreau of Gourmand International and Gourmand World Cookbook Awards noted on this occasion: “The four books on Slovenian gastronomy will long remain the basis of culinary innovation. The regional character of the books is vital for the visibility and identity of the dishes. “
More than 430 dishes and drinks from 24 gastronomic regions of Slovenia presented to the world
The four-book collection describes no less than 430 dishes and drinks from 24 gastronomic regions of Slovenia. The two prestigious prizes are an opportunity to translate the books into foreign languages and to promote Slovenian gastronomy in the world. The books are available in bookstores all over Slovenia or can be purchased directly from the Hart Publishing House. They were co-financed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.