The Gastronomische Akademie Deutschlands e.V. was founded in 1959 and is based in Frankfurt am Main. It sees itself as an association of professionals from the gastronomy and related industries whose purpose is the promotion of table culture, culinary art, culture and history of gastronomy as well as subject-related science and education. The "Carl-Friedrich-von-Rumohr-Ring" has been awarded sporadically since 1963. The prize is awarded to personalities and institutions that have made special contributions and achievements in the fields of culinary art and table culture. The name of the award goes back to the German agricultural historian, art historian, writer and gastrosopher Carl Friedrich von Rumohr (1785-1843). The "Literary Competition" was launched in 1960 to encourage authors and publishers to bring high-quality gastronomic books to the market. The award in the form of a seal of quality is only given to new publications. Since 1971, the highest award has been the Golden Feather, followed by the Gold and Silver Medals. Previous award winners have included the wine authors or wine critics, Michael Broadbent, Guy BonnefoitBonnefoit Guy , Hugh JohnsonJohnson Hugh , Robert M. ParkerParker Robert,Jancis RobinsonRobinson Jancis and Mario ScheuermannScheuermann Mario.
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