Since 1997, the Town of Forlimpopoli, has been presenting the following awards in honour of its famous citizen, Pellegrino Artusi, author of “La Scienza in Cucina e L’Arte di Mangiar Bene” (The Science of Cookery and the Art of Eating Well). The two awards are presented during the Festa Artusiana to:
- a person of international fame who has given his/her personal contribution to reflecting upon the relationship between mankind and food. The winners of this particular award come from many different walks of life;
- an award for an internationally famous chef in the specific field of gastronomy.
Since 2008, after the opening of Casa Artusi, the first centre dedicated to home cooking, the Town of Forlimpopoli gives only one Artusi Prize, to increase the value of the culture and solidarity binomial.