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:
Winner of the 2016 prize in the drink category:
- Land of Fish and Rice
by Fuchsia Dunlop (Bloomsbury)
- Volcanic Wines
by John Szabo MS (Jacqui Small)
John Avery Award
- Flavour: Eat What You Love
by Ruby Tandoh (Chatto & Windus)
- Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds
by Yemisi Aribisala (Cassava Republic)
"Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized."
PAST AWARD WINNERS
Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome
by Rachel Roddy
by Suzanne Mustacich
The John Avery award:
Everyday Super Food
by Jamie Oliver
by Bee Wilson
See all Past Award Winners »
"Whittling down more than 140 food books was a big - and daunting - undertaking and there were many strong contenders that I hugely enjoyed but which did not make it onto the judges' eventual list."
Bee Wilson - Food Assessor 2016
"This was one of the most eclectic and original selections of drink books from a fascinating and beautifully illustrated book on volcanic wines to an intriguing look at the history and mythology of the apple."
Fiona Beckett - Drinks Assessor 2016
"The food and drink book industry has sold £60 million worth of books in the UK so far this year and 2016 is likely to be the biggest to date in UK food and drink history, counteracting completely the predictions that the internet would see the demise of this genre."
Nicholas Lander - Chair, André Simon Memorial Fund