Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards

Awards 2016

We welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards for 2016

The Chairman and the Trustees of the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 awards.

Winner of the 2016 prize in the food category:
  • Land of Fish and Rice
    by Fuchsia Dunlop (Bloomsbury)


Winner of the 2016 prize in the drink category:
  • Volcanic Wines
    by John Szabo MS (Jacqui Small)


Special Commendation
  • Flavour: Eat What You Love
    by Ruby Tandoh (Chatto & Windus)


John Avery Award
  • Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds
    by Yemisi Aribisala (Cassava Republic)

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

This year's shortlisted authors - selected from nearly 200 entries - also included Felicity Cloake (The A-Z of Eating), Meera Sodha (Fresh India), Gill Meller (Gather), Catherine Donnelly (The Oxford Companion to Cheese), Regula Ysewijn (Pride and Pudding), Patrick J Comiskey (American Rhone), Pete Brown (The Apple Orchard), Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino (Chianti Classico) and Tristan Stephenson (The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace).

Gill Mellor
Pete Brown
Meera Sodha