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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