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As selected by an independent panel of judges - leading figures from the world of food and drink.

Food Book

- Eggs or Anarchy: The remarkable story of the man tasked with the impossible: to feed a nation at war by William Sitwell (Simon & Schuster)

- Squirrel Pie (and other stories): Adventures in Food Across the Globe by Elisabeth Luard (Bloomsbury)

- The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit, by Pete Brown (Particular Books)

Debut Food Book

- Ducksoup Cookbook: The Wisdom of Simple Cooking by Clare Lattin and Tom Hill (Vintage)

- gather by Gill Meller (Quadrille)

- Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet by Regula Ysewijn (Murdoch Books)

- The Ethical Carnivore: My Year Killing to Eat by Louise Gray (Bloomsbury)

Cookery Book

- Classic Koffmann by Pierre Koffmann (Jacqui Small)

- Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day by Meera Sodha (Fig Tree)

- Savour: Salads for all Seasons by Peter Gordon (Jacqui Small)

- SIMPLE: effortless food, big flavours by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Drink Book

- RUM: The Manual by Dave Broom (Mitchell Beazley)

- The Pub: A Cultural Institution by Pete Brown (Jacqui Small)

- Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power by John Szabo MS (Jacqui Small)

Debut Drink Book

- Empire of Booze by Henry Jeffreys (Unbound)

- Real Fresh Coffee: How to Source, Roast, Grind and Brew the Perfect Cup by Jeremy Torz and Steve Macatonia (Pavilion Books)

- Whisky Island: behind the scenes at Islay's legendary single malt distilleries by Fiona Rintoul and Konrad Borkowski (Freight Books)

Food Writer

- Bee Wilson: London Essays and The Guardian

- Emma Freud: BBC Good Food

- Tim Hayward: The Guardian and FT Weekend magazine

Cookery Writer

- Diana Henry: The Telegraph's Stella magazine

- JoJo Tulloh: Gardens Illustrated

- Yotam Ottolenghi: The Guardian Weekend magazine

Drink Writer

- Jamie Goode: The World of Fine Wine

- Miquel Hudin: The World of Fine Wine and Jancisrobinson.com

- Nina Caplan: Decanter and New Statesman

Restaurant Writer

- AA Gill: The Sunday Times Magazine

- Joanna Blythman: Sunday Herald

- Tom Parker Bowles: Event Magazine, Mail on Sunday

Radio Programme or Podcast

- the delicious. podcast

- The Food Programme Diet and Dementia: BBC Radio 4

- The Foodie: BBC Radio Ulster

- The Kitchen Cabinet: Somethin’ Else for BBC Radio 4


- Rick Stein's Taste of Shanghai, Denham Productions

- The Cook Who Changed Our Lives, KEO films

- The Wine Show, Infinity CML


- Issy Croker: The Guardian Cook

- Jonathan Gregson: Waitrose Food, marcuswareing.com, Cereal and 'Marcus At Home'

- Patrice De Villiers: hautecakeslondon.com, theminimart.com, patricedevilliers.com

The TV Personality of the Year, voted for by the public, will be announced on the night of the Awards presentation, Thursday 11th May 2017.

Contact Us

General Enquiries

Lindsay Stewart
Tel: 07730 565320
Email: awards@fortnumandmason.com

Media Enquiries

Phoebe Kelner
Tel: 020 7439 8485
Email: fortnums@sevendialspr.com