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13th April 2022


The shortlist for the 10th annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards are here. Ranging from reads on the flavours of the Mediterranean and the wines of South America, radio and television programmes covering the utter delight of pure umami and the joy of baking, the shortlist celebrates the best current and emerging writers, publishers, broadcasters, photographers and personalities working in food and drink. An independent panel of expert judges have selected the following finalists in 14 categories from work published or broadcast during 2021.

The Award winners will be announced on 12th May at a live celebration at Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange, co-hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Angela Hartnett.


  • A Curious Absence of Chickens: A Journal of Life, Food and Recipes from Puglia by Sophie Grigson, published by Headline Home
  • Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them by Dan Saladino, published by Jonathan Cape
  • Feast Your Eyes on Food: An Encyclopedia of More Than 1000 Delicious Things to Eat by Laura Gladwin, published by Magic Cat Publishing
  • Omelette: Food, Love, Chaos and Other Conversations by Jessie Ware, published by Hodder & Stoughton
  • Fibre for Life: Live longer and healthier with nature’s miracle ingredient by Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay, published by Pavilion
  • The Female Chef: Stories and recipes from 31 women redefining the British food scene by Clare Finney & Liz Seabrook, published by Hoxton Mini Press
  • Crave: Recipes arranged by flavour, to suit your mood and appetite by Ed Smith, published by Quadrille
  • Med: A Cookbook by Claudia Roden, published by Ebury Press
  • Take One Fish, The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating by Josh Niland, published by Hardie Grant
  • Baked to Perfection: Delicious gluten-free recipes with a pinch of science by Katarina Cermelj, published by Bloomsbury
  • Baking with Fortitude: Sourdough Cakes and Bakes by Dee Rettali, published by Bloomsbury
  • Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook by Mandy Yin, published by Quadrille
  • A Year in Beer: The Beer Lover’s Guide to the Seasons by Jonny Garrett, published by CAMRA Books
  • Trouble Brewing in the Loire: The Braslou Biere Chronicles by Tommy Barnes, published by Muswell Press
  • The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails edited by David Wondlrich with Noah Rothbaum, published by Oxford University Press
  • The South America Wine Guide: The definitive guide to wine in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru by Amanda Barnes & Amigos, published by The South America Wine Guide
  • The Philosophy of Whisky by Billy Abbott, published by British Library Publishing
  • Diana Henry for work in The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine
  • Itamar Srulovich & Sarit Packer for work in FT Weekend Magazine
  • Nicola Miller for work in Suffolk News
  • Felicity Cloake for work in The New Statesman
  • Olivia Potts for work in The Spectator and Slightly Foxed
  • Tim Hayward for work in FT Weekend Magazine
  • Felipe Schrieberg for work in Whisky Magazine
  • Henry Jeffreys for work in The Fence and Henry’s World of Booze
  • Will Hawkes for work in Pellicle and The Tonic Magazine
  • Grace Dent for work in The Guardian Feast
  • Jay Rayner for work in The Observer Magazine
  • Jimi Famurewa for work in the Evening Standard
  • Junior Bake Off, Presenter: Harry Hill, Judges: Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill, Exec Producers: Kieran Smith, Oliver Manley and Letty Kavanagh – Love Productions
  • Nadiya’s Fast Flavours, Presenter: Nadiya Hussain, Producer: Katy Fryer – BBC TV
  • Saturday Kitchen, Presenter: Matt Tebbutt, Executive Producer: Amanda Ross, Series Producer: James Bedwell, Food Producer: Michaela Bowles – Cactus
  • How Rationing Changed Me, The Food Chain, Presenter: Ruth Alexander, Producers: Sarah Stolarz and Simon Tulett – BBC Radio
  • Pure Umami: should we learn to love MSG, The Food Programme, Presenter: Leyla Kazim, Producer: Sam Grist, Editor Dimitri Houtart – BBC Radio
  • The Kitchen Cabinet, Presenter: Jay Rayner, Exec Producer: Darby Dorras, Producers: Hannah Newton, Dan Cocker and Jemima Rathbone – Somethin’ Else
  • Cooking the Books, Presenter/Producer: Gilly Smith
  • Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster, Producer: Ben Williams – Plosive
  • Root + Bone Podcast, Presenter: Tim Wild
  • Maja Smend
  • Rebecca Dickson
  • Susan Bell
For further information about the awards please visit: #FandMAwards

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The 2022 Judging Panel

The judges seek to reward work where strong professional skills and sound judgement combine to produce a significant contribution to the appreciation and enjoyment of good food and drink. Inspiration, education and entertainment are of equal value.

  • ANGELA HARTNETT OBE – Panel Chair, Chef Proprietor, Murano @angelacooking
  • ALICE LASCELLES – Drinks writer, author and presenter @alicelascelles
  • FREDDY BULMER – Wine and beer buyer at The Wine Society and drinks communicator @Freddythewinebuyer
  • GEORGINA HAYDEN – Food writer and author @georgiepuddingpie
  • JAEGA WISE – Head brewer at Wild Card Brewery, author and broadcaster @jaegawise
  • MARK DIACONO – Food writer, author, photographer and cook @mark_diacono
  • TARA WIGLEY – Food writer and author, cook @tarawigley


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