For the first time, a major international cookbook exhibition is taking place for two months at Alfred Nobel House in Karlskoga, Sweden, from September 3 to November 9, 2020. This mansion was the main residence of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize, who also lived in Paris and San Remo. It is a haven of peace in the middle of birch woods. The Prix Gourmand Awards organize this exhibition, with a selection of the best cookbooks from the past 25 years, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gourmand Awards.
Among the books from France, the most prominent for the Swedish are Les Cuisiniers de la République Française, by Guillaume Gomez, and Paul Bocuse, Le Feu Sacre, by Eve-Marie Zizza-Lalu, in its Edition of 2018, all both from Editions Glenat. Paul Bocuse is the object of a real cult in Sweden, a very rewarding heritage for France.
Cooking has a strong media presence in Sweden, which has long been the world champion in the number of cookbooks sold per capita. The cookbooks and wine books are supported by Richard Juhllin Champagne Club, and TV4 star morning host Steffo Tornquist, alcohol expert.
The exhibition will have many events, for example for the FAO World Food Day on October 16.
The official Inauguration is on September 3, in the presence of Governor Maria Larsson, Chair of the Alfred Nobel Björkborn Foundation.
Gourmand Awards Cookbook Exhibition, Alfred Nobel House, Björkbornsvägen 10, Karlskoga, SE-691 33 Karlskoga, Sweden. From September 3 to November 9, Open every day.