Great success for the German-Italian cookbook
"As a guest of friends, the cuisine of our region"
The idea of creating a joint cookbook was successfully realised in cooperation with Italian friends from the partner region Unione Montana Acquacheta.
The bilingual book is dedicated to regional specialities, with the emphasis on traditional dishes from both regions. The recipes are clearly arranged with a list of ingredients and the degree of difficulty, a drink recommendation completes the dish. A special feature is the "turning point", where the viewer can choose between German or Italian cuisine.
Both regions are equally represented with content, and with this form of design both Germany and Italy can claim the title page for themselves.
The cookbook is intended to take the reader on a voyage of discovery to the other region and to whet the appetite for recooking.
In addition to the 25 recipes from the Rhön and Emilia Romagna, regional personalities recommend their favourite dish. The book includes photo impressions and information on the twinning of municipalities.
First presentation at the Romagna Delight Table
The Hessian Secretary of State for European Affairs, Mark Weinmeister, personally supported this action and emphasised the importance of municipal partnerships for international understanding. "Especially at a time when many politicians are again talking about isolation in Europe, it is very important that people show that they do not want to go down this road. For this we need many meetings at different levels. Europe is a project of the people," said Weinmeister at the tenth anniversary of the Freundeskreis Italien e. V. on 8 July 2018 in Hofbieber.
The book was presented for the first time at the "Romagna Delight Table" in front of the Hofbieber community centre. In beautiful summer weather, the more than 130 guests were able to feast on wonderful dishes during a 4-course menu. State Secretary for European Affairs Mark Weinmeister, also contributed a favourite recipe for the cookbook.
Cookbook wins award
At the Gourmand International competition, the cookbook "Zu Gast bei Freunden - Ospiti degli amici ... the cuisine of our region" for the country of Germany was awarded the "Gourmand Awards 2019 Special Awards".
Book Fair Frankfurt am Main 2019
At the invitation of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Hessian Literature Council, the bilingual book was presented at the international book fair in Frankfurt am Main on 20 October 2019.
The German-Italian cookbook is available at the Tourist Information of the municipality of Hofbieber, in the village shop Hofbieber, in the regional shop on the Wasserkuppe and in the Kleinsassen art station, price 12,50 €.
On request we will also be happy to send it to you by post.