Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards

Awards 2013

We welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink book awards for 2013

The Chairman and trustees of the Andre Simon Food and Drink book awards are delighted to announce the winners for the 2013 awards.

Winner of the 2013 prize in the food category:
  • Master It
    by Rory O'Connell published by Fourth Estate

Winner of the 2013 prize in the drink category:
  • The World of Sicilian Wine
    by Bill Nesto & Frances Di Savino published by University of California Press

Special Commendation
  • Smashing Plates
    by Maria Elia published by Kyle Books

John Avery Award
  • Simon Hopkinson Cooks
    by Simon Hopkinson published by Ebury Press

The winners each receive £2000, while the Special Commendation and the John Avery award is worth £1500 and shortlisted authors each receive £200.

The shortlist in the food section included BRILLIANT BREAD by James Morton (Ebury Press), THE GENTLE ART OF PRESERVING by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi (Kyle Books), THE MODERN ART COOKBOOK by Mary Ann Caws (Reaktion Books) and THE MODERN PEASANT by Jojo Tulloh (Chatto & Windus).

In the drink section also on the shortlist were MONTY WALDIN'S BEST BIODYNAMIC WINES by Monty Waldin (Floris Books), THE CURIOUS BARTENDER by Tristan Stephenson (Ryland, Peters & Small), THE NEW CALIFORNIA WINE by Jon BonnČ (Ten Speed Press) and THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE, 7th EDITION by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.

Rory O'Connell, Food Winner 2013
Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino , Drink Winner 2013
Maria Elia, Special Commendation 2013
Simon Hopkinson, John Avery Award 2013