Marguerite Patten Cookalong

Photograph of Marguerite Patten CBE

When: Wednesday 4 November 2015

Where: Your place (or wherever you happen to be…)

What: Serve a meal based on Marguerite’s recipes and share the experience with Guild members, Marguerite fans and fellow cooks

Why: To celebrate the life of one of our most loved cookery writers, who would have been 100 on 4 November

Social media was ablaze on 4 November as friends, fans and followers of the much-loved cookery writer – who would have been 100 on the day – joined in a virtual dinner party by cooking her recipes and sharing the results using hashtag #Marguerite100.

Guild member Ramona Andrews has compiled the story of the event on Storify

Write It 2015 Winner

Sixteen-year-old, Thomas Moore, has fought off stiff competition to win this year’s prestigious Guild of Food Writer’s Write It competition.

Thomas’s truly humbling and intensely moving piece entitled ‘Eating in KwaMahsu’ centres on his time as a 10-year-old living in South Africa and his street friend, Tulani.

The judges, Karen Barnes, editor of delicious. magazine; Nicola Graimes cookery author and editor; and award-winning author and journalist, Tim Hayward, voted unanimously for Thomas and were impressed with his stunning writing skills and emotive storyline.

To find out more please click here

2015 Awards Winners

The winners of the Guild of Food Writers 2015 Awards, sponsored by Scotch Beef PGI, were announced on Tuesday 9 June at a reception held in Opera Holland Park.

The Awards, judged by Guild members, celebrate excellence in the field of food writing and broadcasting.

The Awards ceremony was compered by Bill Buckley and the awards were presented by the Guild’s President Xanthe Clay. 

The top accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award, went to Rick Stein OBE.

Photograph of Rick Stein OBE

Rick Stein OBE 

Full details of the winners and sponsors are set out here.

Photograph © Lucy Young

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