Paris Cookbook Fair
Annette Corona in Paris for the Gourmand Awards
Press Release for The New Ukrainian Cookbook

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    Annette O Corona TV Appearance on WFMZ

    TV Appearance on WFMZ with Annette Ogrodnik Corona---"The New Ukrainian Cookbook" Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Eastern European Cuisine book in the USA

    "Not everyone would sell their business to work on an organic farm, but Annette did just that!" View her appearance on WFMZ TV 69 News, talking about how she got back to her roots, wrote a book, and why one should strive to cook “in sync with the seasons”---the subject of her next cookbook!

    Click on the WFMZ link to watch Annette cook Tuscan-Style Chicken Sausage with Grapes, and to get the complete recipe for this delectable dish:

    Reserve a Cooking Demonstration or Book Signing Date with Annette:

    Annette believes anyone can cook and homemade meals with good quality, seasonally-sensitive ingredients not only shows a connection to nature, but is one of the greatest pleasures in life. She has written for many food publications over the years and has cut her teeth working in professional kitchens and in her own catering business. Annette employees the “Farm to Table” philosophy of sustainable living, and is now working on another cookbook---a seasonal meal-planner of sorts, that illustrates how real people live and eat. Culled from her own extensive culinary repertoire, but leaving plenty of room for creativity, she believes we can change and impact the world---starting at the dinner table.

    Annette also encourages exploration of different cultures and introduces readers to her Ukrainian heritage in her first cookbook, doing numerous book signings at well-known places like Moravian Book Shop and Barnes & Noble stores. She is the author of the blog, “Refueling Your Fork in Sync with the Seasons” which encourages people to use seasonal, local ingredients as much as possible. She also discusses and illustrates how to implement various cooking strategies and techniques so readers and home cooks alike can organize, prepare, and present healthy and nutritious meals to their families and friends all year long.

    To arrange a cooking demonstration or book signing with Annette, please see the contact information in the header of this blog.

    New Online Store:

    We are pleased to announce the addition of a new online store! You will now be able to download both PDF and Kindle versions of Annette's Books for a low introductory rate. SHOP NOW! This sale won't last long.

    New Recipe Book at the Online Store:

    "Recipes to Bridge the Season...From Summer's Last Fertile Hurrah to Autumn's Chilly Beginning" is Annette's newest offering. Make good use of late season farm market produce with these ten tempting and healthy recipes. Take advantage of the low introductory rate before the sale ends on October 31st. To download a copy, CLICK HERE to SHOP.

    Now on Kindle at Amazon:

    Want to start cooking right away? The New Ukrainian Cookbook is available from Amazon as a download for your Kindle! Save 28% over the hardbound version and get delivery to your device immediately by clicking HERE.

“The New Ukrainian Cookbook” by Annette Ogrodnik Corona
Winner 2012 Gourmand International Cookbook Award for “Best Eastern European Cookbook” in USA


The Paris Cookbook Fair took place in February 2013, during which the Gourmand World Cookbook Titles were announced...

In early December, over 8000 cookbooks were entered in the Gourmand World Cookbook Competition sponsored by Gourmand Magazine. Open only to those cookbook and wine books published in the last 12 months, the objective of the competition is to build bridges between food cultures, while giving all participants, big and small, a fair chance; and, to honor culinary authors and publishers who “cook with words”. The winners qualify for the international competition.

In January of 2013, Gourmand announced the shortlist; 950 books were chosen to continue and authors were notified that they had made the first cut. That number is further reduced to four or five finalists in each category. The third step of the competition is the Awards yearly event on February 23, with 40 countries winning the “Best in the World Award”.

The finalists were graciously invited to attend Gourmand’s annual trade show - The Paris Cookbook Fair 2013 - to be held in February in a most prestigious location, Le Carrousel du Louvre, in the heart of Paris, under the Pyramid, in the beautiful underground exposition center adjacent to the Louvre Museum. During the three day show, guests had an opportunity to view a daunting array of cookbooks and wine books, troupe to and from simultaneous sessions featuring celebrity chefs or attend panel discussions about global markets and foreign rights, author signings or wine tastings. On day two, the piece de resistance, the eagerly awaited awards ceremony, brought winners from 41 countries to the stage to accept accolades’ in 70 categories. It is wonderful that with the Paris Cookbook Fair, business and pleasure combine as naturally as the ingredients of this food and wine book feast.

I am happy to announce that my book, “The New Ukrainian Cookbook” placed 3rd in the World Title Competition: Best Eastern European Cookbook – World Title- 2012. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to Gourmand Magazine and to Edouard Cointreau for this opportunity, and for the pleasure of visiting the enchanted city of Paris.

A Festival of Cookbooks in the City of Light

A Report from the 2013 Paris Cookbook Fair
By Mark Rotella - Mar 01, 2013

For a book fair devoted exclusively to cookbooks, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than, say, the Louvre Museum.

And that was the case this past weekend when that the Paris Cookbook Fair took place in the Carrousel du Louvre, below the Pyramid. The fair brought in nearly 3,000 attendees to visit 102 booths of publishers, writers, and agents.

Visitors were able to attend any of the nearly ... READ MORE

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Book Signing at Barnes and Nobles
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Gourmand Awards in Paris, France
Annette Corona's Book New Ukranian Cookbook wins 3rd place at the Gourmand Awards Paris Food Market
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