The prestigious Gourmand Award for Best Cookbook 2012 has gone to the Chilean entry, Patagonia Cuisine: Rivers, Lakes and Chiloe District by Francisco Fantini of Gourmet Patagonia. The book fought off serious competition from 14 finalists from around the world and the team received their award dedicating the prize to the Patagonian people and culture, saying both were under threat by over mining the area and the development of hydro-electric dams.

Francisco told chileno.co.ukThis prize belongs to Patagonia, to its people and to its culture. Indeed the award is very important to achieve sustainability to the Chilean Patagonia. The world’s recognition showed that in Patagonia there’s an option of development that is respectful with the environment and the local cultures. Besides the prizeĀ encourages enogastronomic tourism within Patagonia that will benefit local food producers and gastronomic services.

For further information on the book’s availability please visit gourmetpatagonia’s website.
Delivery around the world is possible, as it is in the UK via Agents in Paris.

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