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The Gastronomic Academy of Germany eV was founded in 1959 with its seat in Frankfurt am Main. It sees itself as an association of gastronomy professionals and their related industries whose purpose is to promote table culture, cuisine, culture and history of gastronomy, as well as subject-related science and education. Since 1963, the "Carl-Friedrich-von-Rumohr-Ring" has been sporadically awarded. Winners are personalities and institutions that have rendered special services and achievements in the fields of culinary arts and table culture. The name of the award goes back to the German agricultural historian, art historian, writer and Gastrosophen Carl Friedrich von Rumohr (1785-1843). With the "Literary Competition" launched in 1960, authors and publishers are encouraged to bring high-quality gastronomic books to the market. The award in the form of a quality label will only be awarded to new publications. The highest award since 1971, the Golden Pen awarded, followed by gold and silver medal. Previous winners were among others the wine authors or wine critic, Michael Broadbent, Guy Bonnefoit Bonnefoit Guy , Hugh Johnson Johnson Hugh , Robert M. Parker Parker Robert , Jancis Robinson Robinson Jancis and Mario Scheuermann Scheuermann Mario .

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