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GROHE`s Sauce Atlas wins best International Cookbook award

GROHE publishes Sauce Atlas with recipes from across the globe to support sustainable and healthy cooking pleasure

  • From Acuka to Zhoug: cookbook with 51 reinterpretations of the world’s tastiest sauces to support a sustainable cooking pleasure

  • Expertise from Sweden: valuable insights from zero-waste chef Paul Svensson and professor in preventive cardiology Mai-Lis Hellénius

  • Straight from the kitchen: the resource-saving GROHE water systems enable consumers to make a direct contribution to a sustainable world while cooking

Düsseldorf, 9th June 2022 – Water is the most valuable resource and basis of all life on our planet. For survival, and above all for a healthy lifestyle, we need sufficient quantities of water every day. It nourishes and purifies our body, but also our home, our city and our planet. Taking a closer look at the kitchen, which is more and more becoming a multifunctional living space for family and friends, water plays an essential role when it comes to cooking. From pasta water to broths, soups or sauces – it is the base for nearly every meal and therefore indispensable for both hobby chefs as well as professionals.

As a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, GROHE once again emphasizes their overall sustainability efforts by publishing the Sauce Atlas. The cookbook features 51 reinterpretations of the world’s tastiest sauce classics, all having one ingredient in common: water. All recipes are created by the Swedish zero-waste chef and restauranteur Paul Svensson, in cooperation with Mai-Lis Hellénius, a professor in preventive cardiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. In his recipes, Paul Svensson replaces less healthy ingredients with nutritious yet tasty alternatives while Mai-Lis Hellénius provides the readers with further health benefits. GROHE mainly pursues two goals with the publication of the Sauce Atlas: supporting sustainable cooking pleasure and the responsible use of water.

Healthy recipes which do good

Different to most cookbooks, the Sauce Atlas is structured ‘back-to-front’ by giving the sauce a starring role. Thanks to a smart recipe register and helpful tips which come with each sauce recipe consumers, can easily see which ingredients go best with each other. But besides all the pleasure, the topic of both sustainability and health is not neglected either. “Vegetables, fresh herbs and spices, and unsaturated fats in the form of oils do not just taste good, they also do us good – many of them being vital to us. Sadly, not everything that tastes great is very good for us; too much salt, butter or cream makes a meal less nutritionally valuable,” warns Mai-Lis Hellénius. In the Sauce Atlas she therefore encourages people to rethink their eating habits, referring to the food pyramid and recent studies. Along with each reinterpreted recipe, the healthcare professional also shares in-depth information about the nutrients they contain: “For each sauce in this book, I supplement Paul’s recipes, giving you a little insight into how they not only taste great but are also doing you some good”.

Resource-saving tips and tricks

By using a few new ingredients and changed proportions, the beloved sauce classics listed in GROHE’s Sauce Atlas become healthier and at the same time use less of the earth's resources. Combined with the innovative GROHE water systems, such as the GROHE Red which offers filtered water heated to 100°C at the simple push of a button directly from the kitchen faucet, consumers can now easily make a direct contribution to a sustainable world while preparing their favorite dish. To avoid unnecessary waste of food afterwards, a special “Leftover Magic” section further provides helpful tips on how to use up sauce leftovers – an ideal solution for a more conscious and less wastful food experience.


Sarah Bagherzadegan
Sarah Bagherzadegan

Sarah Bagherzadegan

Leader Brand Communications LIXIL EMENA