The tastiest recipe book in German? It is dedicated to Parmigiano Reggiano!

“Parmesan”, a book by chef Carmelo Greco, has been declared “best Italian cuisine cookbook” in Germany and nominated for the international award

Frankfurt, 3rd February 2015 – The flag of Parmigiano Reggiano is flying high in Germany thanks to the prize presented by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards to "Parmesan", a book by chef Carmelo Greco and produced by the German publishing house 99Pages.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, founded by Edouard Cointreau and this year at their tenth edition, are the “Oscars” of wine and food publications and are awarded by a qualified jury of  experts from around the world. Each year the award selection process takes into consideration 30,000 publications about food and wine. The aim of the awards is that of promoting the best works by making them widely known through financial and practical help to translate them in different languages and to find new distribution channels for them worldwide.

Parmesan"Parmesan" is a book, written in German, that presents Parmigiano Reggiano in all its facets, from cattle raising to maturation, with the production process captured live during a visit to a dairy farm by the 99Pages publishing house. The book is made even more complete and fascinating by the thirty recipes created by chef Carmelo Greco – who is considered the best foreign chef in German – ranging from appetizers to desserts and achieving a perfect marriage between Italian taste and German culinary trends.

Hailing from Sicily, Carmelo Greco trained in Piedmont under the guidance of chef Guido Alciati and for over 25 years has been running with great success his own restaurant, “Carmelo Greco”, in Frankfurt.

The award received in Germany also makes "Parmesan" a candidate in the international finals for the award of "Best cookbook in the world". The winning books will be announced during the award ceremony that will take place from the 8th to the 11th of June in Yantai, China.