Great news to start off 2017 – our book title Le Goût Grec and the German version Zu Gast in Griechenland by Princess Tatiana & Diana Farr Louis were both honored with a first place at the GOURMAND Awards 2017!
Le Goût Grec is the Greek national winner in its category “Charity & Fund Raising” and Zu Gast in Griechenland is the German national winner in its category “Special Award of the Jury”.
Both books will now be entered in the category “Best in the World”, in which they will compete against winners from other countries.
The awards ceremony will take place in May, 28-29th in Yantai, China. “The Best in the World” winner will be announced within the next few weeks – fingers crossed!
NOT JUST ANOTHER COOKBOOK, A Taste of Greece could have been called For the Love of Greece, as it became a project that brought together well-known personalities from across the world who all share a special bond with this everfascinating Mediterranean country. They gave us their favorite recipes, told us of their much-loved foods, and opened their hearts as they shared their memories and revealed what Greece means to them. A Taste of Greece represents a collaborative effort between HRH Princess Tatiana, who has made Athens her home since 2013; Diana Farr Louis, a New Yorker who first came to Greece in 1963; and the Athens-based NGO BOROUME (“We Can”). Founded in 2011, BOROUME is the only nonprofit organization in Greece dedicated to reducing food waste and fighting malnutrition at the same time, by creating networks of food donors and receivers throughout the country. Through this book, you will see, feel, and taste a Greece that may be new to you. Most importantly, you will join a global community of active citizens who are eager to support the country they love. All proceeds from this book’s sale will support BOROUME in supplying meals for still more families and building a closer sense of community and solidarity.
Food. It fuels our body and nourishes our soul. Shared, it fosters a mysterious sense of intimacy, even among strangers. Universal, it remains unique to each country, an essential element of the cultural heritage that links present and past through traditions and memories. A single bite can transport us both round the world and back in time. What else but food can awaken and create such lasting memories and deep emotions? It is not by chance that, for A Taste of Greece, over 30 well-known international personalities have chosen to share their favorite local food recipes to give life to their personal connection with this beautiful Mediterranean country and shed light on its multifaceted appeal. Their stories and recipes illustrated by stunning photos will give you a real appreciation of Greek cuisine, age-old traditions, and a fascinating contemporary culture. We trust that you will become as enamored of the country and its people as they are!
Hearing of BOROUME’s efforts, HRH PRINCESS TATIANA resolved to lend her support to their work. Since moving to Greece with her husband, HRH Prince Nikolaos, in 2013, she found herself intrigued by the sociological importance of food. The cookbook project, which she coordinated, became a concrete expression of her love for Greece and her commitment to joining forces with individuals and organizations, across borders, to support those in need in the country she now calls home.
Contributing VIPs: Aliagas, Nikos – Atwood, Margaret – Bamford, Carole – Casiraghi, Tatiana – Caten, Dan & Dean – Chelios, Chris – Constantino, Laurie – Cora, Cat – Costas, Bob – Dalby, Andrew & Rachel – Dukakis, Olympia – Farr Louis, Diana – Gianopulos, Jim – Hinds, Christina – Hislop, Victoria – HM Queen Anne-Marie – HRH Prince Nikolaos – HRH Princess Irene – HRH Princess Tatiana – Huffington, Arianna – Karembeu, Christian – Karnazes, Dean – Katrantzou, Mary – Kochilas, Diane – Matsuhisa, Nobu – McCabe, Robert – Mehta, Zubin – Minaki, Peter – Pilavachi, Costa – Roux, Michel – Stott, Jim & King, Jonathan – Valentino // Giammetti – Vari, Sophia – Vlachonis, Vicky – von Furstenberg, Diane – Wilson, Rita – Zinovieff, Sofka