FIRST PRIZE - GOURMAND BEST IN THE WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2022 CATEGORY OF SERIES
In the Gourmand Best in the World Cookbook Awards last competition, for the OSCARS OF THE GASTRONOMY, were selected 62 countries (from the previous 227) and the History of Tastes won the 1st Prize, as The Best Cookbook Series in the World, against 10 competitors.
|The Awards Ceremony was in Umeá (Sweden)|
|Edouard Cointreau and Deana Barroqueiro (Umeá - Sweden)|
The History of Tastes (História dos Paladares), by Deana Barroqueiro, is the history of mankind through food. An amazing universe unknown to most people, and a treasure in danger all over the world, as lots of old recipes and traditions are at the brink of extinction everywhere. To save some of this immaterial world cultural heritage, especially the Portuguese, was the author’s main purpose.
Deana Barroqueiro spent 7 years researching from thousands of ancient and modern books and papers from all over the world, to build a universal living puzzle of flavors, feelings, sensations and traditions, connected with arts, literatures, sciences, religions, myths and tales of common or famous people, because food is inherent to all human activities, from all nations. So, the History of Tastes shows the evolution of flavors, culinary and gastronomy, around the world, from the Stone Age, throughout the centuries, to our Present, tormented by the Covid-19, with a hopeful glance at a sustainably Future.
The author pays particular attention to Portugal, which has influenced the gastronomy of so many nations, in the five continents, and received their influences as well, transforming the Mediterranean culinary in one of the richest and more diversified gastronomies in the planet,