Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards

Recent Shortlists

  • 2023
  • Brutto: A (Simple) Florentine Cookbook by Russell Norman, (Ebury Press)
  • Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking by Emiko Davies (Smith Street Books)
  • The Korean Cookbook by Junghyun Park & Jungyoon Choi (Phaidon Press)
  • Of Cabbages and Kimchi: A Practical Guide to the World of Fermented Food by James Read (Particular Books)
  • Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet into Shape by Henry Dimbleby with Jemima Lewis (Profile Books)
  • Rintaro: Food and Stories from an Izakaya in California by Sylvan Mishima Brackett with Jessica Battilana (Hardie Grant)
  • What's Cooking in the Kremlin: A Modern History of Russia Through the Kitchen Door by Witold Szablowski (Icon Books)
  • How to Drink Australian: An Essential Modern Wine Book by Jane Lopes & Jonathan Ross (Murdoch Books)
  • The New French Wine: Redefining the World's Greatest Wine Culture by Jon Bonné (Ten Speed Press)
  • Slow Drinks: A Field Guide to Foraging and Fermenting Seasonal Sodas, Botanical Cocktails, Homemade Wines, and More by Danny Childs (Hardie Grant)
  • Vines in a Cold Climate: The People Behind the English Wine Revolution by Henry Jeffreys (Allen & Unwin Atlantic)
  • 2022
  • Breadsong by Kitty and Al Tait (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Cooking: Simply and Well, for One Or Many by Jeremy Lee (Fourth Estate
  • Eat Share Love by Kalpna Woolf (Meze Publishing)
  • Lune: Croissants All Day, All Night by Kate Reid (Hardie Grant)
  • Motherland by Melissa Thompson (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • The Wilderness Cure by Mo Wilde (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Year of Miracles by Ella Risbridger (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • A Sense of Place by Dave Broom (Octopus )
  • Drinking with the Valkyries by Andrew Jefford (Academie du Vin Library)
  • Imperial Wine by Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre (University of California Press)
  • The Perfect Tonic by Camper English (William Collins)
  • 2021
  • An A-Z of Pasta by Rachel Roddy (Fig Tree)
  • Baking with Fortitude by Dee Rettali (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Eating to Extinction by Dan Saladino (Jonathan Cape)
  • Freekeh by Ruth Nieman (Prospect Books)
  • Herb by Mark Diacono (Quadrille)
  • Ripe Figs by Yasmin Khan (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Sambal Shiok by Mandy Yin (Quadrille)
  • Foot Trodden by Simon J Woolf & Ryan Opaz (Morning Claret Productions)
  • Inside Burgundy by Jasper Morris MW (Berry Bros. & Rudd Press)
  • The South America Wine Guide by Amanda Barnes (The South America Wine Guide)
  • Wines of the Rhône by Matt Walls (Infinite Ideas)
  • 2020
  • Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley (Ebury Press)
  • Jikoni by Ravinder Bhogal (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Nose Dive by Harold McGee (John Murray)
  • Parwana by Durkhanai Ayubi (Murdoch Books)
  • Red Sands by Caroline Eden (Quadrille)
  • Salmon by Mark Kurlansky (Oneworld)
  • Summer Kitchens by Olia Hercules (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson (Berry Bros & Rudd)
  • Intoxicating: Ten Drinks that Shaped Australia by Max Allen (Thames & Hudson Australia)
  • The Wines of Georgia by Lisa Granik (Infinite Ideas)
  • Wine from Another Galaxy: Noble Rot by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew (Quadrille)
  • 2019
  • Burma: Food, Family & Conflict
    by Bridget Anderson and Stephen Anderson (Ma Khin Markets S.L.)
  • The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson (4th Estate)
  • The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests
    by John Wright (Profile Books)
  • A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles by Ned Palmer (Profile Books)
  • The Vinegar Cupboard: Recipes and History of an Everyday Ingredient
    by Angela Clutton (Bloomsbury Absolute)
  • Leaf: Lettuce, Greens, Herbs, Weeds - Over 120 Recipes that Celebrate Varied, Versatile Leaves
    by Catherine Phipps
  • The Vinegar Cupboard: Recipes and History of an Everyday Ingredient
    by Angela Clutton (Bloomsbury Absolute)
  • Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier
    by Aldo Sohm with Christine Muhike (Clarkson Potter)
  • Wines of the French Alps: Savoie, Bugey and Beyond with Local Food and Travel Tips
    by Wink Lorch (Wine Travel Media)
  • Christie's Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine (4th edition)
    by Tom Stevenson & Essi Avellan MW (Bloomsbury Absolute)
  • A Brief History of Lager: 500 Years of the World's Favourite Beer by Mark Dredge (Kyle Books)
  • Drinkology: The Science of What We Drink and What It Does to Us, from Milks to Martinis
    by Alexis Willett (Robinson)
  • Tales of the Tea Trade: The secret to Sourcing and Enjoying the World's Favourite Drink
    by Michelle and Rob Comins (Pavilion Books)
  • 2018
  • Black Sea by Caroline Eden (Quadrille Publishing)
  • First Catch by Thom Eagle (Quadrille Publishing)
  • How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)
  • Lateral Cooking by Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • MOB Kitchen: Feed 4 or more for under £10 by Ben Lebus (Pavilion Books)
  • Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath (Two Roads)
  • Shetland by James and Tom Morton (Quadrille Publishing)
  • Together: Our Community Cookbook by The Hubb Community (Ebury Press)
  • Amber Revolution by Simon J Woolf (Morning Claret Productions)
  • Flawless by Jamie Goode (University of California Press)
  • Red & White by Oz Clarke (Little Brown Book Group)
  • The Life of Tea by Michael Freeman & Timothy D'Offay (Mitchell Beazley)
  • The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste by Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay (Ten Speed Press)
  • Vineyards, Rocks and Soils by Alex Maltman (Oxford University Press)
  • 2017
  • Gather Cook Feast by Jessica Seaton & Anna Colquhoun (Fig Tree)
  • Lisboeta by Nuno Mendes (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes (Portobello Books)
  • The Meaning of Rice by Michael Booth (Jonathan Cape)
  • The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis (Phaidon Press)
  • The Sportsman by Stephen Harris (Phaidon Press)
  • Bursting Bubbles by Robert Walters (Quiller Publishing)
  • By The Smoke and The Smell by Thad Vogler (Ten Speed Press)
  • Champagne by Peter Liem (Mitchell Beazley)
  • Miracle Brew by Pete Brown (Unbound)
  • The Way of Whisky by Dave Broom (Mitchell Beazley)
  • The Wine Dine Dictionary by Victoria Moore (Granta Books)
  • 2016
  • The A-Z of Eating by Felicity Cloake (Fig Tree)
  • Flavour: Eat What You Love by Ruby Tandoh (Chatto & Windus)
  • Fresh India by Meera Sodha (Fig Tree)
  • Gather by Gill Meller (Quadrille)
  • Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop (Bloomsbury)
  • Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds by Yemisi Aribisala (Cassava Republic)
  • The Oxford Companion to Cheese edited by Catherine Donnelly (OUP)
  • Pride and Pudding by Regula Ysewijn (Murdoch Books)
  • American Rhône by Patrick J Comiskey (UCP)
  • The Apple Orchard by Pete Brown (Particular Books)
  • Chianti Classico by Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino (UCP)
  • The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace by Tristan Stephenson (Ryland Peters & Small)
  • Volcanic Wines by John Szabo MS (Jacqui Small)
  • 2015
  • A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones (Fourth Estate)
  • Fermented by Charlotte Pike (Kyle Books)
  • Five Quarters by Rachel Roddy (Saltyard Books)
  • Mamushka by Olia Hercules (Mitchell Beazley)
  • First Bite by Bee Wilson (Fourth Estate)
  • Our Korean Kitchen by Jordan Bourke & Rejina Pyo (W&N)
  • Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)
  • Thirsty Dragon by Suzanne Mustacich (Henry Holt)
  • Madeira by Richard Mayson (Infinite Ideas Ltd)
  • Soda Politics by Marion Nestle (Oxford University Press)
  • The History of Wine in 100 Bottles by Oz Clarke (Pavilion Books)
  • 2014
  • 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 and 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)
  • Jura Wine, Food and Travel by Wink Lorch (Wine Travel Media)
  • Natural Wine by Isabelle Legeron (Cico Books)
  • Sediment by Paul Keers and CharlesJennnings (John Blake Publishing)
  • Sherry by Talia Baiocchi (Ten Speed Press)
  • Wine Atlas of Germany by Dieter Braatz, Ulrich Sautter and Ingo Swoboa (University of California Press)
  • 2013
  • Brilliant Bread by James Morton (Ebury Press)
  • Master It by Rory O'Connell (Fourth Estate)
  • Simon Hopkinson Cooks by Simon Hopkinson (Ebury Press)
  • Smashing Plates by Maria Elias (Kyle Books)
  • The Gentle Art of Preserving by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi (Kyle Books)
  • The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws (Reaktion Books)
  • The Modern Peasant by Jojo Tulloh (Chatto & Windus)
  • 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 Bonner (Ten Speed Press)
  • The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Octopus Books)
  • The World of Sicilian Wine by Bill Nesto & Frances Di Savino ( University of California Press)
  • 2012
  • Annie Bell's Baking Bible by Annie Bell (Kyle Books)
  • Edible Selby by Todd Selby (Abrams)
  • Following Fish by Samanth Subramanian (Atlantic Books)
  • Hoosh by Jason C Anthony (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Books)
  • Polpo by Russell Norman (Bloomsbury Books)
  • Sud de France by Caroline Conran (Prospect Books)
  • The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert (Bloomsbury Books)
  • Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O'Keefe (University of California Press)
  • How to Love Wine by Eric Asimov (William Morrow)
  • Pomerol by Neal Martin (Wine-Journal Publishing)
  • Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla by Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín (Manutius)
  • Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and Dr José Vouillamoz (Penguin Books)
Awards 2019
Alex Maltman
Oz clarke
Jessica Seaton - Shorlisted Author 2017
Meera Sodha
Regula Ysewijn, Shortlisted 2016