Every year, Gourmand confers international awards for the best cookbooks on food and drink culture and upon its 25th anniversary they conferred the Best of the Best 25 awards. One of the recipients was also Janez Bogataj with his book At the Table with the Slavs. The book was published in Slovenian and English languages by the Forum of Slavic Cultures.
Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, met with Maja Gojković, President of the FSK Board, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, in Villa Zlatica. They talked about the international foundation’s strategic orientation and events to be organized in Serbia in the framework of FSK projects in the following months.
Forum of Slavic Cultures and partners kicked off the Slavic Seasons cycle at Bogenšperk Castle with the first in the series of events. Young grammar school students from Celje and Litija listened to the motivational address by Dmitry Polikanov, Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo, and talked to Slovenian author Vlado Žabot and Yulia Sozina, literary historian from Russia.
Based on the signed agreement with the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the 7th Živa Award with an international conference will take place in Belgrade and Novi Sad, at the time when the official opening of the European Capital of Culture will take place, at the time when the latter hosts the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture.