Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to cover the Basque Culinary World Prize, an award that recognizes the efforts of food makers and producers who are a force for positive change. This project is truly worthy and will appeal to all the foodies and wine lovers here.
From my first Forbes post introducing the prize, which is now in it’s 6th year:
“The Basque Culinary World Prize puts €100,000 into the pocket of the winner, but that, it turns out, may be the least important detail in the story of this global, equal-opportunity gastronomic award.
Now in its third year, the prize considers nominees of a particular stature, but contrary to the world of celebrity chefs and restaurant rankings, eligible stature comes from transformative good works in the fields of education, health, research, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and economic development.
The Basque Culinary Prize (BCWP), in partnership with the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) and the Basque Government, announced 10 finalists this month, women and men who exhibit innovation, research and creativity in their work. “At the Basque Culinary Center, where our mission is to develop the economic and social potential of gastronomy, we are very encouraged by this, and we will continue to promote it,” says Joxe Mari Aizega, director of the BCC.” Read more about my conversation with Aizega here.
This is global prize — nominees and winners do not need to have a tie to the Basque region. It is fascinating that the ethos and traditions of the Basque community revere the value of food and the talent of chefs to bring illumination to people around the world.
This deepened by interest and respect for the Basque region and the food and wine producers there that enable a travel experience that can be enjoyed in situ or even from afar as generosity is extended for people to experience virtually.
This weekend I’m hosting the World Wine Travel group for the first time. We will take the virtual route to explore the Basque region together. I am excited to collect the stories, recipes, wine recommendations, and travel tips from with an exceptional group of writers.
You are invited to join us!
How to get involved
Authors may post in our Facebook Group event or send an email to tell me you’re in: Include blog url and title, Twitter handle, and any other social media details. My email is jillbarth (at) msn (dot) com.
Send your post title to me by EOD June 24 to be included in the preview post. Your title should include “#WorldWineTravel”.
Publish your post between Friday June 25 and 8:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, June 26. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up that morning.
Include links to the other #WorldWineTravel participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the HTML code that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url.
Once all the posts are live, I’ll send updated code so you can update the permanent links to everyone’s #WorldWineTravel posts.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.
Sponsored posts are OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you received a free sample.
And don’t miss our Twitter chat Saturday, June 26th at 8:00 am PT, 17:00 CET using hashtag #WorldWineTravel.
Here’s a preview of the articles you’ll enjoy and the authors that will be online this Saturday morning:
Basque Country Means Pintxos and Txakolina by Jeff at Food Wine Click
Fish Friday in the USA with a Spanish Txakolina Rosé by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
Two Versions of Txakoli, Perfect Summer Wines from Susannah at Avvinare
Pintxos and Txakoli – a celebration of Basque Country from Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles
Almejas en Salsa Verde (Clams in Green Sauce) + 2019 Zudugarai “Amats” Getariako Txakolina from Cam at Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Basque Country Wines for Beginners and Great Food Pairings from Teri at Our Good Life
Recalling Spain: Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis and Shrimp from Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Tasty Txakolina from Basque Country calls for fish by Linda at My Full Wine Glass
Basque’s Effervescent Txakolina #WorldWineTravel from Gwendolyn at Wine Predator
The History of the Basque Culinary World Prize by Jill on L’Occasion