Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia

Applications are now invited for the 2019 Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia. Hosted by the Oxford Cultural Collective, the award enables aspiring food writers to fulfil their dreams to research, travel and create original work about any aspect of Asian food.

The Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia honours the legacy of Yan-Kit So (1933-2001), one of the most acclaimed writers on Chinese food. A passionate promoter of Asian food, her first book, The Classic Chinese Cookbook, won an André Simon Award and a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award. Her seminal work, Classical Food of China, made a major contribution to the understanding of Chinese regional food cultures.

The panel of judges consists of Fuchsia Dunlop, Guild member, food writer and world-authority on Chinese cuisine; David Thompson, renowned cookery writer and Chef Proprietor of Nahm in Bangkok; Carol Michaelson, part-time curator of Chinese Art at the British Museum and freelance curator and writer on Chinese art; Paul Bloomfield, chef, corporate and private caterer and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective; and Donald Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

The aim of the Award is to support travel and research costs associated with producing an original work intended for publication in print or electronic form, for the English-speaking world. This could be a cookery book, or maybe a substantial article for a magazine or journal.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 April 2019.

For full details, including terms and conditions and to access an entry form, visit oxfordculturalcollective.com/about-us/yan-kit-so-award/.