This article was translated by John R. Bopp

A few days ago, we blogged about the 10 finalists for the 2019 Basque Culinary World Prize.  This award, started by the Basque Government and the Basque Culinary Center, aims, as their website explains, “celebrates a chef of any nationality who demonstrates how gastronomy can have a positive impact in fields such as culinary innovation, health, nutrition, education, the environment, the food industry, social or economic development, among others.

And they’ve just announced the chef who has been chosen for this year’s award.  His name is Anthony Myint, and he is the San Francisco chef and restauranteur who runs Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth, and The Perennial.

El jurado del Basque Culinary World Prize reunido en San Francisco el 15-7-2019
The Basque Culinary World Prize jury together in San Francisco on July 15, 2019

The winner, in addition to the international recognition winning this prize means, will also receive €100,000 that he can use to develop his winning project.  Myint was chosen specifically for his work fighting climate change, thanks to his non-profit organization Zero Foodprint, which helps restaurants reduce their carbon footprint, and the Perennial Farming Initiative, which promotes sustainable agricultural practices.

Below are the first reports we found about this year’s winner of this prestigious Basque prize, which has, without a doubt, become one of the most important international awards given in our country.

SF Chronicle – 16/7/2019 – USA

San Francisco chef wins international honor for battling climate change

Many of the world’s most famous chefs gathered Tuesday morning to honor Anthony Myint, the San Francisco chef and restaurateur behind Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth and the Perennial.

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Corriere della Sera – 16/7/2019 – Italy

Basque Culinary World Prize 2019: vince Anthony Myint, lo chef contro il cambiamento climatico

Se la nuova sfida della gastronomia è contribuire a fermare il cambiamento climatico, lo chef Anthony Myint ne è il portavoce indiscusso. La giuria del premio internazionale Basque Culinary World Prize 2019 — assegnato ogni anno dal Basque Culinary Center a un progetto culinario capace di cambiare la società attraverso la gastronomia — ha voluto oggi premiare lui, lo chef e consulente alimentare del ristorante «Mission Chinese Food» di San Francisco.

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Zócalo – 16/7/2019 – Mexico

Gana Myint premio vasco

La preocupación del chef Anthony Myint por el medio ambiente y abatir la huella de carbono propiciada por la restauración, concentradas en el proyecto ZeroFoodprint, han sido galardonadas con el Basque Culinary World Prize.

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Repubblica – 16/7/2019 – Italy

Anthony Myint, chef che lotta contro le emissioni di Co2, vince il Basque Culinary Prize

Il riconoscimento, conferito da una giuria dei cuochi tra i più influenti, viene assegnato ogni anno a personaggi che stanno cambiando la società attraverso la grastronomia. Al vincitore 100.000 euro da destinare a una causa o un’ente che dimostri un importante impegno sociale.

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