Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2024 Winners Revealed

The 12th annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards have taken place this evening at The Royal Exchange to celebrate the achievements of the UK's current and emerging writers, publishers, photographers, broadcasters, content creators, and personalities who enlighten us through their work to enjoy and experience the food scene better.

Guests included Fortnum & Mason CEO Tom Athron, Angela Hartnett, Karen Millen, April Jackson, Ajesh Patalay, Andi Oliver, Liberty Mendez, Calum Harris, Nigel Kabvina, Lochan Nowacki, Nguyen Yeats Brown, Ruby Bhogal, Rick Stein, Tom Parker Bowles, Giuseppe Federici, George Egg, Nisha Katona, Philip Khoury, Ewan Venters, Sophie Grigson, Candice Brown, Fay Ripley Jay Rayner, The Hairy Bikers, Melek Erdal and Bel Merid.


The Winners:


Food Book: Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food by Fuchsia Dunlop

Debut Food Book: Ultra-Processed People by Chris van Tulleken

Cookery Book: Everyday Japanese Cooking: Memories and stories from my family’s kitchen by Emiko Davies

Debut Cookery Book: A New Way to Bake: Re-imagined Recipes for Plant-based Cakes, Bakes and Desserts by Philip Khoury

Drink Book: Vines in a Cold Climate by Henry Jeffreys

Debut Drink Book: How to Drink Australian by Jane Lopes & Jonathan Ross

Cookery Writer: Melek Erdal for work in Vittles & The Guardian

Food Writer: Ajesh Patalay for work in the Financial Times

Drink Writer: Tamlyn Currin for work on

Restaurant Writer: Tim Hayward for work in the FT Weekend Magazine

Programme: Sophie Grigson – Slice of Italy S2

Audio: The Food Programme, Presenter: Sheila Dillon, Producer: Natalie Donovan

Content Creator: George Egg AKA The Snack Hacker

Personalities of the Year: Si King and Dave Myers AKA The Hairy Bikers

Fortnum's Special Award: Rick Stein CBE

Photographer: Patricia Niven


Huge congratulations to everyone involved!



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