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Voila, our “End of the World” giveaway ended this weekend with the drawing of the winners live from Paris and Los Angeles.

We would first like to thank all our sponsors without whom this giveaway would never have been possible. So a big thank you to our US sponsors Star and Fine Food Products, Bella Sun Luci, Tasty Bite and DAHlicious our French sponsors Le Creuset, Lagrange, Yoko Design and Le Comptoir de Mathilde.

You have been more than 400 to participate in the giveaway by voting for your 3 favorite recipes but also by sharing and commenting on our blog and social networks in order to increase your chances of winning. In total, we received no less than 900 entries in the giveaway offered to our French and American fans.

Out of the 196 recipes from the 196 countries available on pur blog, 128 received your votes.

In the end here are your Top 3 recipes from our blog:

Recipe # 1:

The mango ice cream from the Vanuatu archipelago in the Pacific. This creamy dessert prepared by Joanne last month.
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Recipe # 2:

The trifle, this iconic British dessert that Mike made for his birthday in March. A delicious treat with a history as rich as the dessert itself!
Trifle and Sherry

Recipe # 3:

The taro rostis, similar in concept to potato pancakes or latkes but with taro root instead of potatoes. A crisp and original side that comes straight from another tiny island country from the Pacific, not too far from Vanuatu called Palau.
Palau - Taro Rosti

So here we have your 3 favorite recipes from our first culinary world tour!

There were 10 prizes for the portion of the giveaway open to US residents. You can watch the replay of the drawing of the winners announced by Mike live from Los Angeles.

Here are the winners:

US Prize #1:

1 assortment of olive oils, balsamic vinegars and other products offered by Star Fine Food Products (valued at $100)
Lisa Breece
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US Prizes #2-3:

2 gift baskets of various Italian and mediterranean products offered Bella Sun Luci (each valued at $50)
Dina Di Maio
Michelle L
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US Prizes #4-6:

3 assortments of Indian dinners offered by Tasty Bite (each valued at $35)
Carolyn Gonzalez
Frederic Journoud
Kristin Bartoldus
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US Prizes #7-10:

4 gift certificates for Indian yogurt drinks offered by DAHlicious (each valued at $25)
Joti
Michele Baron
Rachel Beltz
Samantha Brandner
Prize - Dahlicious_200

Congratulations again to all the winners. Our first giveaway was a real pleasure to live and we also enjoyed discovering your tastes when it comes to world cuisine.

As mentioned during the broadcast, we encourage you to contact us via the blog, Facebook or Twitter or even by carrier pigeon to share with us traditional and authentic recipes from your country or region. We will gladly collaborate with you to feature your recipes and honor your country.

We are also inviting chefs specializing in the cuisine of one or more countries or regions, as well as published authors of cookbooks to contact us. We have planning several surprises and we’d love to work with you. Stay tuned…

This is the end of our first culinary world tour but the beginning of a great new adventure, a mission that we started to break down the barriers and boundaries of international cuisine to compile a reference of authentic and traditional recipes and their history that contribute to the wealth and diversity of the 196 countries on our planet.

Are you ready to continue the adventure? So fasten your seat belts and #DietStartsTomorrow !