Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
We welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink book awards for 2014

The Chairman and the trustees of the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for 2014 award.

The shortlisted books for the 2014 prize in the food category are:
  • A Year at Otter Farm
    by Mark Diacono (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding
    by Justin Gellatly (Fig Tree/Penguin)
  • Spoonfuls of Honey
    by Hattie Ellis (Pavilion Books)
  • Honey & Co
    by Sarit Parker & Itamar Srulovich (Saltyard Books)
  • Made in India
    by Meera Sodha (Fig Tree/Penguin)
  • The Shed: The Cookbook
    by Oliver Gladwin, Richard Gladwin & Gregory Gladwin (Kyle Books)
  • The Virtues of the Table
    by Julian Baggini (Granta Publications)


The shortlisted books for the 2014 prize in the drink category are:
  • Jura Wine
    by Wink Lorch (Wine Travel Media)
  • Natural Wine
    by Isabelle Legeron (Cico Books)
  • Sediment
    by Paul Keers & Charles Jennings (John Blake Publishing)
  • Sherry
    by Talia Baiocchi (Ten Speed Press)
  • Wine Atlas of Germany
    by Dieter Braatz, Ulrich Sautter & Ingo Swoboa (University of California Press)

JULIAN COTTERELL
CHAIRMAN

AWARD WINNERS 2013

Food:
MASTER IT
by Rory O'Connell published by Fourth Estate

Drink:
THE WORLD OF SICILIAN WINE
by Bill Nesto & Frances Di Savino published by University of California Press

The John Avery award:
SIMON HOPKINSON COOKS
by Simon Hopkinson published by Ebury Press

Special Commendation:
SMASHING PLATES
by Maria Elia published by Kyle Books

See all Past Award Winners »

"There is a voracious public appetite for and interest in drink and cookery books and this year attracted some particularly outstanding submissions. It was very hard to draw up a shortlist. There's such quality and diversity food and drink books today but we feel this selection, whittled down from over 120 entries, recognises some of the most passionate, energetic and engaging writing."

JULIAN BARNES
Author and Man Booker Prize Winner
Drink Assessor 2014

Rory O'connell, 2013 Food Winner

Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino, 2013 Drink Winner

Maria Elia, Special Commendation 2013