XXXIII Edition of the Gambrinus “Giuseppe Mazzotti” Literary Prize:
THE WINNING TOPICS IN THE YEAR OF EXPO: ALPINE DIET, CARNIVAL IN EUROPE, AND WINE IN THE HISTORY OF VENICE
THE WINNERS OF THE XXXIII EDITION ARE:
MOUNTAINS: CULTURE AND CIVILISATION
Researcher and scientific director of the Enrico Monti Foundation Enrico Rizzi with “ALIMENTAZIONE E VITA PASTORALE NELLE ALPI SVIZZERE” (published by the Enrico Monti Foundation, 2015).
In the year of Expo Milano 2015, dedicated to feeding the planet, this book presents not only the magnificent landscapes of the Swiss Alps, but also pastoral life and the diet of the peoples of the region: cheese, milk, black bread, polenta, organic vegetables and medicinal plants, among others.
EXPLORATION - TRAVEL
Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich author of “CARNEVAL RE D’EUROPA” (published by Priuli & Verlucca, 2015).
When Nature rests in the grip of winter, the countryside comes alive with a myriad of noisy, masked, clown-like characters: it’s carnival time throughout Europe. This volume is the result of eight years of research into the ancient and traditional ways of celebrating carnival in Europe.
WINDOW ON THE TRIVENETO REGION
Oenologist and director of the Venice Wine Consortium, Carlo Favero with his “IL VINO NELLA STORIA DI VENEZIA” (published by Biblos, 2015).
Containing contributions by experts in the history of Venice and wine, this book is a base for a modern history of oenology in the lagoon city; it deliberately points out the contradictions of several specialists over the centuries to illustrate the extraordinarily rich history of wine in relation to Venice.
GAMBERO D’ORO 2015
This occasional prize, part of the Mazzotti Literary Prize, is sponsored by Adriano Zanotto, chef and owner of Restaurant Parco Gambrinus and is assigned to a person distinguished in promoting food as a culture. Such a prize is appropriate in the year of Expo Milano 2015 and has been awarded to Carlo Petrini, gourmet and founder of the Slow Food movement.