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18th May 2022

Guild of Food Writers 25th Anniversary Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to Guild members Anthony Gladman, Hollie Stephens and Jonny Garrett on their nominations!

The Guild of Food Writers announces the shortlists for its 25th Anniversary annual Awards, the most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 22  June 2022.

Our venue this year will be the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS

We are very excited to be returning to an in-person event . It is an impressive venue, and the awards presentation will take place in its world-famous theatre.

The shortlists highlight emerging talent as well as featuring some of our best-known food writers and broadcasters, including Felicity Coake,  Jonathan Nunn, Ruby Tandoh and Dan Saladino. The Guild of Food Writers Awards celebrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise at work in a thriving creative field.

You can view full details of the shortlists and the sponsors below.

The Guild’s partners for this year’s Awards are Caulishoots™ (Restaurant Writing Award); Champagne Drappier (Drinks Writing Award); Cornish Sea Salt (Online Food Writing Award); Cramele Recas (Drinks Book Award); ETI/Thermapen (General Cookbook Award); Gold Top (Recipe Writing Award); KellyBronze (Investigative Food Work); Lakeland (Food Magazine or Section Award); Sacla’ (Young Food Writer Competition); Tebay/Gloucester Westmorland Family (Food Book Award); and Trewithen Dairy (Food Podcast or Broadcast Award)

The Guild of Food Writers 2022

First Book Award
Baking with Fortitude by Dee Rettali
Eating to Extinction by Dan Saladino
Sambal Shiok by Mandy Yin

Food Book Award
Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy by Matthew Evans
Tools For Food by Corinne Mynatt
Eating to Extinction by Dan Saladino

Food Podcast or Broadcast Award
Comfort Eating by Grace Dent, S1 E1 Russell T Davies, Screenwriter
Lecker: Kitchens, The Unsociable Kitchen Lucy Dearlove
Cooking The Books with Gilly Smith

Food Magazine or Section
delicious. magazine Editor Karen Barnes
Feast (The Guardian) Editor Tim Lusher
Sourced Magazine: Soil, Water and Cinnamon seasons  Editors Anna Sulan Masing and Chloe-Rose Crabtree

Food Writing
Tom Parker Bowles: (Country Life)
Fuchsia Dunlop: (Work published in FT Weekend magazine and National Geographic Traveller Food magazine)
Tim Hayward: (online F.T. magazine & online myF.T.)

General Cookbook
From the Veg Patch by Kathy Slack
Crave by Ed Smith
Cook As You Are by Ruby Tandoh

International or Regional Cookbook
A Taste of the Highlands by Ghillie Başan
The Nordic Baker by Sofia Nordgren
Chasing Smoke: Cooking over Fire Around the Levant by Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich

Gulp! The secret economics of food delivery, Jonathan Nunn
MasterChef: A Master Class in Fight, Flight, or Flambé? Andrea Oskis
British supermarket cheese linked to catastrophic deforestation in Brazil, Bureau of Investigative Journalism.  Andrew Wasley , Elisangela Mendonca , Lucy Jordan , Zach Boren , Alice Ross , Anna Turns , Rupert Evelyn , Philip Sime

Online Food Writer
@cookalore by Priya Mani
Nutmegs, seven. Elly McCausland
Vittles by Jonathan Nunn

Recipe Writing
Felicity Cloake for work published in Feast, The Guardian
Chetna Makan for work published in Waitrose and Patneers Food magazine
Meera Sodha for work published in Feast, The Guardian

Restaurant Writing
Molly Codyre
Tim Hayward
Jonathan Nunn

Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook
Baked to Perfection: Delicious gluten-free recipes with a pinch of science by Katarina Cermelj
Herb: A Cook’s Companion by Mark Diacono
Freekeh – Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains recipes for healthy eating by Ruth Nieman

Drinks Writing
Anthony Gladman for work published in Good Beer Hunting and Ferment Magazine
Alice Lascelles for articles published in the Financial Times and Club Oenologique
Hollie Stephens for Work published in Ferment, Beer, and Brewer and Distiller International

Drinks Book
The Alcorithm By Rob Buckhaven
A YEAR IN BEER: The Beer Lover’s Guide to the Seasons by Jonny Garrett
FIZZ!: Champagne and Sparkling Wines of the World by Anthony Rose

Self Publishing
Great British Chefs: Around The Table by Pollyanna Coupland
Second Helpings: More Tonight at 7.30 by Kristen Frederickson and Avery Curran
For The Love Of The Sea: A Cook Book To Celebrate The British Seafood Community & Their Food by Jenny Jefferies

Press release from the Guild of Food Writers