Food and Drink Awards 2020



2020 Shortlist


Food Book Shortlist

For an author's first book about food, food culture, region or history

One More Croissant for the Road by Felicity Cloake

One More Croissant for the Road
by Felicity Cloake

(Mudlark)


"I am completely sur la lune to be shortlisted for this award - worth every puncture, pothole and imperfect piece of patisserie en route."

Felicity Cloake

A Modern Herbal by Alys Fowler

A Modern Herbal
by Alys Fowler

(Michael Joseph)

The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson

The Way We Eat Now
by Bee Wilson

(4th Estate)


"This means more than I can say, This book went through many redrafts and moments of doubt, so it's a huge honour to have it shortlisted by some of the food people I most respect."

Bee Wilson

Debut Food Book Shortlist

For an author's first book about food, food culture, region or history

A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles by Ned Palmer

A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles
by Ned Palmer

(Profile Books)


"I was delighted to hear that A Cheesemonger's History has been shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award. It's a huge honour from one of Britain's oldest and most respected fine food brands - and one that has been championing British cheese for more than three hundred years!"

Ned Palmer

A Half Baked Idea by Olivia Potts

A Half Baked Idea
by Olivia Potts

(Fig Tree)


"I'm thrilled to be up for Debut Food Book: So many writers I love have been recognised by these awards, and it's a privilage to see A Half Baked Idea shortlisted."

Olivia Potts

Be My Guest by Priya Basil

Be My Guest
by Priya Basil

(Canongate Books Ltd)


"An indubitably sweet and savoury surprise - the most appreciated at this time of uncertainty."

Priya Basil

Cookery Book Shortlist

For a recipe-focused book about the preparation and cooking of food

LEAF by Catherine Phipps

LEAF
by Catherine Phipps

(Quadrille)


"I'm so thrilled such an illustrious panel have shortlisted Leaf for the F&M Awards. It's very personal book I'm really proud of, so this feels particularly special. Thank you."

Catherine Phipps

SOUR by Mark Diacono

SOUR
by Mark Diacono

(Quadrille)


"I'm over the moon to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, especially given the choice of judges and that it has been such a fantastic year for food books."

Mark Diacono

The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop

The Food of Sichuan
by Fuchsia Dunlop

(Bloomsbury Publishing)


"It's such an honour to be shortlisted for this wonderful award! Thanks to the judges, my teachers in China and also to my brilliant editors at Bloomsbury for bring the book to life."

Fuchsia Dunlop

Debut Cookery Book Shortlist

For an author’s first recipe-focused book about the preparation and cooking of food

Black Axe Mangal by Lee Tiernan

Black Axe Mangal
by Lee Tiernan

(Phaidon)

The Vinegar Cupboard <br>by Angela Clutton

The Vinegar Cupboard
by Angela Clutton

(Bloomsbury Absolute)


"Ancient, versatile ingredients like vinegar are so important to enhance our cooking - maybe more so now than ever. It means a lot for F&M to have recognised that and to be shortlisted. Thank you."

Angela Clutton

The Whole Fish Cookbook by Josh Niland

The Whole Fish Cookbook
by Josh Niland

(Hardie Grant Books)


"Fortnum & Mason was home base for my UK book tour, it was a fantastic opportunity to cook, demonstrate my work & speak in front of some true heroes of mine from London. To be shortlisted in their awards is so exciting for the whole team who worked on The Whole Fish Cookbook."

Josh Niland

Drink Book Shortlist

For a book about drink, drink culture, region or history

Infused: Adventures in Tea by Henrietta Lovell

Infused: Adventures in Tea
by Henrietta Lovell

(Faber)


"I have had the privilege to visit tea communities across the world. This nomination gives me hope that we can all stay connected to global communities through sharing our stories."

Henrietta Lovell

Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala by Becky Sue Epstein

Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala
by Becky Sue Epstein

(Reaktion Books)


"Thrilled to be recognized by the Fortnum & Mason Awards - which will hopefully encourage more people to discover the rich flavors and histories of these amazing classics: The Strong, Sweet and Dry Wines of the World."

Becky Sue Epstein

The World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson

The World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition
by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson

(Mitchell Beazley)


"My first-ever job was as a van porter at Fortnum's. A fact I've always been proud of; But not as proud as when Jancis and I find ourselves on Fortnum's literary shortlist."

Hugh Johnson

Debut Drink Book Shortlist

For an author's first book about drink, drink culture, region or history

Just The Tonic by Kim Walker & Mark Nesbitt

Just The Tonic
by Kim Walker & Mark Nesbitt

(Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)


"What an honour to make it to the shortlist! We loved unearthing the fascinating and complex history of the nation's favourite cocktail and hope others will too."

Kim Walker & Mark Nesbitt

Schofield's Fine and Classic Cocktails by Joe & Daniel Schofield

Schofield's Fine and Classic Cocktails
by Joe & Daniel Schofield

(Kyle Books)


"We are honoured to be recognised by such a prestigious brand. Thank you."

Joe & Daniel Schofield

Whisky A Tasting Course by Eddie Ludlow

Whisky A Tasting Course
by Eddie Ludlow

(DK)


"I am beyond flabbergasted and delighted to be shortlisted for this award! F&M are an iconic and historic food and drinks business so it means a huge amount to me."

Eddie Ludlow


Food Writer Shortlist

For writing on any aspect of food in any media


Christopher Hirst
for work on Bread & Oysters


"At this unnerving time, it was an uplifting surprise to find myself on the F&M shortlist. I hope all entrants are enjoying a periodic escape via good meals. Happy eating!"




George Reynolds
for work in Noble Rot and the Guardian Long Read


"I'm beyond delighted to be shortlisted for this year's awards - there are so few opportunities out there to celebrate food writing and they don't come much more prestigious than F&M."




Wendell Steavenson
for work in The Economist 1843 Magazine and the Guardian


"Wowza! Thank you! I am totally thrilled to be shortlisted among so many of my food writing heroes and very grateful for a little celebratory cheer to brighten lockdown."

Cookery Writer Shortlist

For recipe-led writing about the preparation and cooking of food in any media


Elisabeth Luard
for work in The Oldie


"Quite apart from my dekight at being shortlisted, I have delicious memories of Knickerbocker Glories and Dusties at Fortnum's Soda Fountain in the '50a with my fabulously fashionable grandmother."




Rachel Roddy
for work in the Guardian Feast


"At this most strange of times the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards shine even brighter and it is an honour to be shortlisted this year, especially alongside two writers I admire hugely."




Stephen Harris
for work in The Daily Telegraph


"Writing is a lonely existence and so when someone say you are doing it well enough to be nominated for such a prestigious award, it makes my heart sing."

Drink Writer Shortlist

For writing on any aspect of drink in any media


Dave Broom
for work on thewhiskymanual.uk


"I'm honoured to be shortlisted alongside such amazingly talented fellow scribes. Writing's a solitary business and it's heartwarming to discover that your work has been appreciated. Thank you so much."




Fiona Beckett
for work in National Geographic Traveller


"The Fortnum & Mason Awards have become the gold standard for food and drink writers so it's absolutely amazing - and surprising - to be shortlisted for them this year. Big thrill - Thanks, guys!"




Zeren Wilson
for work in Noble Rot


"Am delighted to be nominated in this year's Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards. It's always a thrill to be mentioned in the line-up, one of the most eagerly anticipated award ceremonies of the year!"


Restaurant Writer Shortlist

For restaurant reviews in any media


Ben McCormack
for work on Telegraph.co.uk Luxury


"For as long as I can remember I've thought that writing about restaurants is the best job in the world and now more than ever it's vitally important to remind the readers of the crucial role that eating out plays in the well-being of our society. So many writers I admire have won this Fortnum's Award and I'm immensely proud to be on the shortlist."




Jay Rayner
for work in The Observer


"Writing about restaurants is an utter delight. To be nominated in the Fortnum and Mason Awards for doing something I love is the cherry on the very top."




Tom Parker Bowles
for work in EVENT, The Mail on Sunday

Programme Shortlist

For a food or drink programme: 30 minutes or longer


Jamie's Meat Free Meals
by Jamie Oliver Productions




Remarkable Places to Eat
by Outline Productions


"The team at Outline Productions are thrilled to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Thank you @Fortnums thank you @bbc2 thank you @fredsirieix1 and all the incredible chefs who shared their passion."




The Amber Light
by 52 Films


"Being nominated for a Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award is something we're hugely grateful for. It's a tremendous honour to have our film up alongside all the other incredible storytellers."

Radio or Podcast Shortlist

For a radio programme or podcast on food or drink


On Your Farm: Great Yorkshire Cheese
BBC R4


"We're passionate about championing those farmers who care deeply about the food they produce so we're terrifically proud to be recognised for that - especailly at time when so many small farm based producers and artisan cheesemakers are battling to keep their businesses afloat during the Covid19 lockdown."




The Kitchen Cabinet by Somethin' Else
BBC R4


"The whole Kitchen Cabinet team are delighted to be shortlisted this year! With so much terrific food-audio in production today, it feels even more special to be recognised."




Voices At The Table: Jelly Babies, Nora Ephron, Doughnut Machines & Menus


"We're chuffed to be shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Awards. We've held two of our live voices at the table events at Fortnum's and we really admire how much they support creativity in the food world."



Photographer Shortlist

For images of food and drink in any media

Elena Heatherwick - Photographer Shortlist

Elena Heatherwick


"Food photography is a collaboration with the cook, the ingredients and the light... it is a privilege to work in this industry and such a lovely (total) surprise to be shortlisted for this award."

Photographer Shortlist

Louise Hagger


"I'm thrilled to be shortlisted for the Fortnum's Food Photographer of the Year Award, representing #womeninphotography and celebrating diversity within food and drink photography. #shetakesover #takeupspace"

Photographer Shortlist

Patrice de Villiers


"As the oscar's of the food & drink industry, it's the only one to win, a real jewel in the crown. If fortune favours my work this time, I'll honoured and delighted."




Awards Enquiries

FAB Communications
Email: lindsay@fabcomm.co.uk
Tel: 07730 565320

Media Enquiries

Seven Dials PR
Email: fortnums@sevendialspr.com
Tel: 020 3740 7483