The Gourmand Awards at Olympia, London.
The founder and president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Edouard Cointreau was born on 28 February 1947 into the families of Cointreau liqueur on his paternal side, and Cognacs Frapin and Remy Martin on his maternal side. His family has had vineyards since 1270. Edouard is a descendant of the famous French writer of the 16th century, Rabelais, son of a Frapin.
He is the president of Paris Cookbook Fair, president of the World Association of Food TV Producers, president of honour of China Food Television, vice-chairman of the Beijing Olympic Park International Cuisine Competition, and president of Gourmand Magazine.
- "Julien Gaudfroy, ambassadeur culinaire de la France en Chine." L'Hôtellerie Restauration. Tuesday May 20, 2011. "Enfin, Edouard Cointreau, le président d'honneur de China Food TV n'a pas caché son intérêt pour le jeune prodige."
- Chiew, Marjorie. "Living with a famous name." (Interview) The Star. Thursday 18 May 2006.
- Andriani, Lynn. "A World of Recipes: The International Cookbook Market." Publishers Weekly. 14 February 2011.
- Snaije, Olivia. "A Second Helping of Edouard Cointreau’s Paris Cookbook Fair." Publishing Perspectives. Frankfurt Book Fair, 7 March 2011.
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