Fat Duck Cookbook wins Guild food book award

Nicholas Clee
News - Prizes 26 Jun 2009

Heston Blumenthal and Mark Hix were among the winners at the Guild of Food Writers Annual Awards last night (25 June), and there were lifetime achievement awards for Egon Ronay and Mary Berry. The full list of winners follows:


Food Book of the Year
Heston Blumenthal, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (Bloomsbury )
Shortlisted
Christine McFadden, Pepper: The Spice That Changed The World (Absolute Press)
Christopher Stocks, Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain 's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables (Random House)
Bee Wilson, Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee - The Dark History of the Food Cheats (John Murray)
Cookery Book of the Year
Mark Hix, British Seasonal Food (Quadrille)
Shortlisted
Xanthe Clay, Recipes To Know by Heart (Mitchell Beazley)
Simon Daley and Roshan Hirani, Cooking with My Indian Mother-in-Law (Pavilion)
Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel
Fuchsia Dunlop, Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper (Ebury)
Shortlisted
Stefan Gates, In The Danger Zone (Ebury) and BBC Four's Cooking in the Danger Zone
Kevin Gould, for With Love From ... features published in Waitrose Food Illustrated
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Guy Watson and Jane Baxter, Riverford Farm Cook Book (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted
BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme: Food and Farming Awards
Mark Hix, for Mark's Kitchen articles published in Country Life
Clarissa Hyman, for articles published in Country Living

Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing
Channel Four's Jamie's Ministry of Food (Fresh One Productions); and Geoff Tansey and Tasmin Rajotte, The Future Control of Food: A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security (Earthscan)
Shortlisted
BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme: The Rice Crisis
Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme: Nutritionism
Shortlisted
Charlie Ayers, Eat Yourself Smart (Dorling Kindersley)
Angela Nilsen, for articles published in BBC Good Food

Jeremy Round Award for the Best First Book
Guy Watson and Jane Baxter, Riverford Farm Cook Book (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted
Anthony Demetre, Today's Special (Quadrille)
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (Ebury)
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Diana Henry, for articles published in the Sunday Telegraph

Shortlisted
Annie Bell, for articles published in Waitrose Food Illustrated
Elisabeth Luard, for articles published in Country Living

Restaurant Reviewer of the Year
Emma Sturgess, for reviews published in Metro
Shortlisted
Jay Rayner, for reviews published in the Observer
John Walsh, for reviews published in the Independent

Food Journalist of the Year
Bee Wilson, for articles published in the Sunday Telegraph

Shortlisted
Katy Salter, for articles published in Waitrose Food Illustrated
New Media Award
Tim Hayward, for his blog at the Guardian and the Observer's Word of Mouth

Shortlisted
Helen Yuet Ling Pang, for the World Foodie Guide
Elisabeth Winkler, for Real Food Lover

Food Broadcast of the Year
Simon Parkes for BBC Radio 4's You and Yours: Lunch
Shortlisted
BBC1's Gastronuts (Objective Productions)
BBC2's The Supersizers Go ... ( Silver River Productions)
Lifetime Achievement
Mary Berry
Egon Ronay

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