Fortnum & Mason shortlists unveiled

News - Prizes Thursday, 11 April 2019

Thirteen categories in the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink awards up for grabs; winners unveiled on 13 May

The full shortlists are:

Food Book
Black Sea by Caroline Eden (Quadrille)
Lateral Cooking by Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Pasta Pane Vino by Matt Goulding (Hardie Grant Books)

Debut Food Book
First, Catch by Thom Eagle (Quadrille)
Pie & Mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath (Two Road)
Sweet Slices of History by Marjory Szurko (Prospect Books)

Cookery Book
How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)
Shetland by James & Tom Morton (Quadrille) (Pictured)
Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound: A New Way to Cook by Sybil Kapoor (Pavilion)

Debut Cookery Book
Asma's Indian Kitchen: Home-cooked food brought to you by Darjeeling Express by Asma Khan (Pavilion)
Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings by Anja Dunk (4th Estate)
The Modern Italian Cookbook by Joe Trivelli (Seven Dials/Orion Publishing)

Drink Book
Red & White by Oz Clarke (Little, Brown)
Sake and the wines of Japan by Anthony Rose (Infinite Ideas Ltd)
The Life of Tea: A Journey to the World’s Finest Teas by Michael Freeman & Timothy d’Offay (Mitchell Beazley)

Debut Drink Book
A Beer in the Loire by Tommy Barnes (Muswell Press)
Aperitif by Kate Hawkings (Quadrille)
The Wandering Vine: Wine, the Romans and Me by Nina Caplan (Bloomsbury Continuum)

Food Writer
Clare Finney: Foodism/Market Life (Borough Market)
Hattie Ellis: The Field
Josie Delap: The Economist

Cookery Writer
Diana Henry: The Telegraph’s Stella magazine
Edward Smith: Market Life (Borough Market)
Olivia Potts: Spectator Life

Drink Writer
Adrian Tierney-Jones: /
Alice Lascelles: FT Weekend / FT How To Spend It
Victoria Moore: BBC Good Food

Restaurant Writer
Jay Rayner: The Observer Magazine
Marina O'Loughlin: The Sunday Times magazine
Tom Parker Bowles: EVENT, The Mail on Sunday

Nadiya's Asian Odyssey: Wall To Wall Media
Nigel Slater's Middle East: Hungry Gap Productions
Saturday Kitchen: Cactus TV

Radio or Podcast
Lucy Dearlove: Lecker, Joe
Honey & Co.: The Food Talks with Samin Nosrat
The Food Chain: Raw Grief

David Nash
Romas Foord
Steve Ryan

A further category, the Personality of the Year, is voted for by the public.

2018 winners include Nadiya Hussain who won both the Programme category for Nadiya's British Food Adventure, and Personality of the Year. Jay Rayner from The Observer Magazine won Restaurant Writer, Bee Wilson won Food Writer for her work in The Guardian and Observer Food Monthly and Nigel Slater won Food Book with The Christmas Chronicles.

Commenting on the launch, Fortnum's ceo Ewan Venters said: "It’s been an amazing seven years since we launched the Awards and their early success is testament to our passion for great food and drink. We’ve already recognised some outstanding winners and we can’t wait to see what the 2019 Awards bring us. Our thanks go to our expert judges for giving their time and experience to champion some of the greatest skills in the country. And our best wishes go to everyone who enters."

The Awards presentation is on 16 May at Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly, hosted by Ewan Venters and Claudia Winkleman.

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