Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2023: Winners Revealed

Fortnum & Mason announced the winners of the esteemed annual Food & Drink Awards in style earlier this evening, in true style at the Royal Exchange.

The night was one of lavish bites, flowing champagne and cocktails, and hearty celebration. The 11th anniversary was attended by over 300 guests, including American actor and cookery book author Stanley Tucci, Mary Berry, Matt Tarbutt (BBC1 Saturday Morning Kitchen presenter), Grace Dent (The Guardian food critic), Jay Rayner, Mark Hox, James Martin, Rick Stein, and many more.

Since 2013, this award has celebrated the finest food and drink writing, with former winners including Nigel Slater, Diana Henry and Samin Nosrat. Fortnum & Mason celebrates discovering and championing the achievements of the UK’s writers, editors, publishers, photographers and broadcasters who encourage us to enjoy, explore, experiment and discover more about food and drink through their work.

Hosted by Angela Hartnett and Andi Oliver, this year's winners were chosen across six categories that showcase passion, talent and extraordinary devotion to food and drink culture. Congratulations to all the very well-deserved wins.


Food book - Red Sauce Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey by Felicity Cloake

Debut food book - Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives by Kitty & Al Tait

Cookery book -  West Winds: Recipes, history and tales from Jamaica by Riaz Phillips

Debut cookery book - Rambutan: Recipes from Sri Lanka by Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Drink book  - Holy Waters: Searching for the sacred in a glass by Tom Morton

Debut drink book - Wild Brews by Jaega Wise

Cookery writer - Fliss Freeborn for work on Student Cuisine for the Gloomy Teen

Food writer -  Bee Wilson for work in The Guardian and FT Weekend Magazine

Drink writer - Will Hawkes for work in Pellicle Magazine

Restaurant writer - Joanna Taylor for work in ES Magazine

Programme - Searching for Italy presented by Stanley Tucci

Audio - Blasstal, A podcast by Lecker

Photographer - Kim Lightbody

Fortnum's special award - Cooking Simply and Well, for One or Many by Jeremy Lee

Fortnum's special award - Food for Life by Tim Spector

Digital creator of the year - Giuseppe Federici (AKA @Sepps_eats)

Personalities of the year - Si King and Dave Myers (AKA The Hairy Bikers)


You can find out more about the 2023 awards here. A toast to the winners!



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