Michel Guérard wins ECKART 2017 for “Art of Living”. Pioneer of light epicurean cuisine.

Munich. All 4 winners have now been named:
Three-star cook and nouvelle-cuisine colonize Michel Guérard will be
presented with a International Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) 2017
in a difficulty “Art of Living” during a Palace of Versailles, near
Paris, on 21 Sept. 2017. This is a final preference to be announced
by a ECKART jury.

The name Guérard is synonymous with nouvelle cuisine. In 1974, Michel
Guérard and his wife, Christine, non-stop a “Les Prés d’Eugénie” hotel
and grill in a sauna city of Eugénie-les-Bains. Many of the
visitors to a sauna were actively looking to remove weight, so Guérard
began watching how and what they ate. He shortly recognized that diet
dishes were optimised for their benefits, though any courtesy to
appreciative a palate. Guérard therefore motionless to mix his ideas
for healthy cuisine with classical French dishes. His recipes focused
not usually on shortening calories, sugarine and fat, though also on enjoyment.

“Taste and pleasure are a hint of all French cuisine,” said
Guérard, explaining his approach. “It is critical to remember that,
whenever we are perplexing to change eating habits, people simply wish to
suffer their food.”

Guérard has continued to labour his methods and recipes, operative with
researchers, nourishment experts, biologists, sociologists,
anthropologists and behavioural therapists. With a right techniques,
Guérard and his group can revoke a calories in a classical plate by
cause five. His healthy cooking though stays formed on the
normal recipes of “nostalgic cuisine”, consisting of dishes with
names such as “cassoulet”, “magret of duck”, “chocolate soufflé cake”
and “Paris-Brest”.

In his book, “La grande cuisine minceur” (English: Light gourmet
cuisine), published in 1976, Guérard describes his new proceed of cooking:
Today, it is deliberate a initial outline of nouvelle cuisine. By
1977, Guérard had warranted 3 Michelin stars for a “Les Prés
d’Eugénie”, that it has defended to this day.

“Michel Guérard embodies an proceed to cuisine that has given become
roughly commonplace, though that was insubordinate during a time,”
explained Eckart Witzigmann, “chef of a century” and enthusiast of the
ECKART award, with anxiety to a jury’s decision. “His commitment
to obliged gastronomy and complicated cooking is some-more critical than ever.”

“Healthy, tolerable association catering is also a priority for a BMW
Group. With a support of a Witzigmann Academy, we have launched a
series of new projects in new years – such as NAHtürlich, which
provides healthy, anniversary and informal dishes,” explained Dr. Nicolas
Peter, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for
Finance, and enthusiast of ECKART 2017. “Michel Guérard is a colonize of
healthy cooking and so a ideal claimant for a ECKART 2017 for
‘Art of Living’.”


The ECKART 2017

The ECKART 2017 will be presented in a categories “Art of Cookery”
(Alain Ducasse), “Innovation” (Maria Marté and Luisa Orlando), “Art of
Living” (Michel Guérard) and “Creative Responsibility” (Tiffany
Persons) on 21 Sept. 2017 in Versailles, nearby Paris. This
general assembly of a culinary stage will be hosted by ECKART
award-winner Alain Ducasse. It is a initial time a endowment ceremony
will be hold outward of Germany and outlines a start of a ECKART
universe tour, that will continue in a United States in 2018.

The BMW Group and a Witzigmann Academy have been partners since
2012 and are committed to their corner aim of formulating an international
height for healthy eating, tolerable cuisine and obliged use
of resources. Previous award-winners embody Daniel Boulud, HRH
Charles, Prince of Wales, Elena Arzak, Anne-Sophie Pic, Harald
Wohlfahrt, Dieter Kosslick, Ferran Adrià, Marc Haeberlin, Joël
Robuchon, Alex Atala, Jon Rose, Mick Hucknall, Massimo Bottura,
Dominique Crenn, Andreas Caminada and many others.

Sustainability has been an constituent partial of a BMW Group’s corporate
plan for many years, with tolerable growth firmly
determined as a corporate aim during Group level: from a development
of alternative, fuel-saving car concepts through
environmentally-compatible prolongation processes to eco-friendly
recycling methods.



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