Awards

Past Recipients

Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2013
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2012
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2011

Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2010
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2009
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2008
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2007
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2006
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2005
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2004
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2003
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2002
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2001
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2000
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 1999
Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 1998


Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2013

For more details about the 2013 Guild of Food Writers Awards click here.

For a full gallery of the 2013 Awards Party please click here.
 
Cookery Book
of the Year Award
Sponsored by Thermomix

Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Press)

Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing or Broadcasting
Jay Rayner for work published in The Observer

Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Yotam Ottolenghi for work published in The Guardian’s Weekend magazine

Food Blog of the Year Award
Sponsored by British Lion Eggs

Msmarmitelover (www.marmitelover.blogspot.co.uk) by Kerstin Rodgers

Food Book of the Year Award
What to Eat? 10 Chewy Questions About Food by Hattie Ellis (Portobello Books)

Food Broadcast of the Year Award
Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure presented by Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang (Keo Films for BBC Two)

Food Journalist of the Year Award
Noah May for work published in The Arbuturian

Food Magazine or Section of the Year Award
Sponsored by Tenderstem®

Crumbs magazine, edited by Matt Bielby and Laura Rowe

Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander (Phaidon)

Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel
Sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and the State of Alaska
Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Calf's Head and Coffee: The Golden Age of Food presented by Stefan Gates (Crocodile Media for BBC Four)

Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating

Sponsored by Fish is the Dish by Seafish

What to Eat? 10 Chewy Questions About Food by Hattie Ellis (Portobello Books)

New Media of the Year Award
LoveFood

Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Ferrarelle

John Walsh for work published in The Independent magazine

Lifetime Achievement Award
Darina Allen

Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2012

For more details about the 2012 Guild of Food Writers Awards click here.


Cookery Book of the Year Award
Couture Chocolate by William Curley (Jacqui Small)

Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing or Broadcasting
www.fishfight.net and Hugh’s Fish Fight presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Keo Films for Channel 4)

Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Lucas Hollweg for work published in The Sunday Times’ Style magazine

Food Blog of the Year Award
Sponsored by Sacla’
Poires au Chocolat (www.poiresauchocolat.net) by Emma Gardner

Food Book of the Year Award
Food Britannia by Andrew Webb (Random House)

Food Broadcast of the Year Award
Hugh’s Fish Fight presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Keo Films for Channel 4)

Food Journalist of the Year Award
Sponsored by Schwartz
Tim Hayward for work published in Observer Food Monthly and the Financial Times

Food Magazine or Section of the Year Award
Sponsored by Tenderstem®
Fire & Knives, edited by Tim Hayward

Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
How To Make Bread by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou (Ryland Peters & Small)

Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel
Jerusalem on a Plate presented by Yotam Ottolenghi (Keo Films for BBC Four)

Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Work published in the Birmingham Post by Richard McComb

Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
The Food Programme: Transfats presented by Sheila Dillon (BBC Radio 4)

New Media of the Year Award
thefoodiebugle.com

Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award
John Walsh for work published in The Independent magazine

Lifetime Achievement Award
Claudia Roden

Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2011

For more details about the 2011 Guild of Food Writers Awards click here
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Cookery Book of the Year Award
Caroline and Robin Weir, Ice Creams, Sorbets and Gelati: The Definitive Guide (published by Grub Street)
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing or Broadcasting
BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme: The Fruit Industry presented by Sheila Dillon
 
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Mark Hix, for work published in The Independent
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Mark Diacono, A Taste of the Unexpected (published by Quadrille)
 
Food Broadcast of the Year Award
BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme: Pop-up London presented by Sheila Dillon and Tim Hayward
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Felicity Cloake, for work published in Fire & Knives and The Guardian
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Niki Segnit, The Flavour Thesaurus (published by Bloomsbury Publishing)
 
Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel
Josceline Dimbleby, Orchards in the Oasis (published by Quadrille)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Sybil Kapoor, for work published in Country Life
 
Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
Valerie Twomey, Truly Tasty (published by Atrium)
 
New Media of the Year Award
Felicity Cloake, for work published on The Guardian and The Observer’s Word of Mouth blog
 
Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award
Marina O’Loughlin, for work published in Metro and Fire & Knives
 
Lifetime Achievement Award
 

Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra, Warm Bread and Honey Cake (Pavilion)
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing or Broadcasting
George Miller and Katharine Reeve, The Rough Guide to Food (Rough Guides)
 
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for work published in The Guardian's Weekend magazine
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Juliet Harbutt, World Cheese Book (Dorling Kindersley)
 
Food Broadcast of the Year Award
BBC One’s Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers presented by Nigel Slater
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Alex Renton for work published in The Times and The Observer Food Monthly
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Laura Santtini, Easy Tasty Italian (Quadrille)
 
Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel
Michael Booth, Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese Know About Cooking (Jonathan Cape)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
 
Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
Jose van Mil with Christine Archer-Mackenzie, Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy(Kyle Cathie)
 
New Media of the Year Award
 
Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award
Tracey MacLeod for work published in The Independent Magazine
 
Lifetime Achievement Award

Guild of Food Writers Awards Winners 2009

Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing
Channel Four's Jamie's Ministry of Food (Fresh One Productions) and 
Geoff Tansey and Tasmin Rajotte, The Future Control of Food: A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security (Earthscan) 

Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Diana Henry for articles published in the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine

Food Book of the Year Award
Heston Blumenthal, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (Bloomsbury)
 
Food Broadcast of the Year Award
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours: Lunch
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Bee Wilson for articles published in the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine

Jeremy Round Award for the Best First Book
Guy Watson and Jane Baxter, Riverford Farm Cook Book (Fourth Estate)

Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel
Fuchsia Dunlop, Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper (Ebury)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Guy Watson and Jane Baxter, Riverford Farm Cook Book (Fourth Estate)

Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme: Nutritionism

New Media Award
Tim Hayward for his blog on The Guardian and The Observer's Word of Mouthwebsitewww.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth

Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award
Emma Sturgess for reviews published in Metro

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Mary Berry
Egon Ronay

For more details about the 2009 Guild of Food Writers Awards click here.

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Cookery Book of the Year Award
Sarah Raven, Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook (Bloomsbury Publishing)
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning or Investigative Food Journalism
Hattie Ellis, Planet Chicken (Hodder & Stoughton)
 
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Shona Crawford Poole, for work in Country Living magazine
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Martin Jones, Feast: Why Humans Share Food (Oxford University Press)
 
Food Broadcast of the Year Award
The Food Programme: China Tea (BBC Radio 4)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Bee Wilson, for work in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine
 
Jeremy Round Award for the Best First Book
Marwood Yeatman, The Last Food of England (Ebury Press)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher, The River Cottage Fish Book (Bloomsbury Publishing)
 
Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
Jill Dupleix, Lighten Up (Quadrille)
 
New Media Award
 
Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award
Tracey MacLeod, for reviews published in The Independent magazine

Lifetime Achievement Award
Katie Stewart

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Skye Gyngell, A Year in my Kitchen (Quadrille)
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning or Investigative Food Journalism
Felicity Lawrence, for work published in The Guardian
 
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Diana Henry, for work published in The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Ruth Cowen, Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Felicity Lawrence, for work published in The Guardian
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Ruth Cowen, Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Mark Hix, British Regional Food (Quadrille)
 
Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Health Eating
The Food Programme: Arthritis (BBC Radio 4)


Cookery Book of the Year Award
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Fizz Carr, The River Cottage Family Cookbook (Hodder & Stoughton)
 
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Alex Mackay for work published in Sainsbury’s Magazine
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Nicola Humble, Culinary Pleasures (Faber and Faber)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Fuchsia Dunlop for work published in the Financial Times and Observer Food Monthly
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Richard Bertinet, Dough (Kyle Cathie)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Hattie Ellis, Best of British Fish (Mitchell Beazley)
 
Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating
Jeanette Orrey, The Dinner Lady (Transworld Publishers)
 
The Derek Cooper Award was not not given this year.


Cookery Book of the Year Award
Shaun Hill, How to Cook Better (Mitchell Beazley)
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning or Investigative Food Journalism
Charles Clover, The End of the Line (Ebury Press)
 
Evelyn Rose Award for The Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Mark Hix, for work in The Independent Magazine
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Matthew Fort, Eating Up Italy (Fourth Estate)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Caroline Stacey, for work in The Independent
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Felicity Lawrence, Not on the Label (Penguin)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
John Burnett, England Eats Out (Pearson Education)

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2004

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Madhur Jaffrey, The Curry Bible (Ebury Press)
 
Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Angela Nilsen for work in 'The Ultimate' series in BBC Good Food magazine
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning or Investigative Food Journalism
Felicity Lawrence for a series of investigative articles in The Guardian
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Paul Richardson, Indulgence: Around the World in Search of Chocolate (Time Warner Books, UK)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Bee Wilson for work in the Sunday Telegraph magazine
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Vicky Bhogal, Cooking Like Mummiji (Simon and Schuster)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
The Food Programme: Women's Institute (BBC Radio 4)

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2003

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Monisha Bharadwaj, Stylish Indian in Minutes (Kyle Cathie)
 
Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Annie Bell for work in Country Living magazine
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning or Investigative Food Journalism
Local Food Programme Toolkit, various authors (International Society for Ecology and Culture)
 
Food Book of the Year Award
David Thompson, Thai Food (Pavilion)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Kevin Gould for work in Waitrose Food Illustrated
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Clarissa Hyman, Cucina Siciliana (Conran Octopus)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2002

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Gordon Ramsay and Roz Denny, Just Desserts (Quadrille)
 
Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Jill Dupleix for work in The Times
 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning or Investigative Food Journalism
Eating Oil: Food Supply in a Changing Climate, Andy Jones, Sustain and Elm Farm Research
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour (Bloomsbury)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Fiona Beckett for work in The TimesDecanterSainsbury's The Magazine
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Fuchsia Dunlop, Sichuan Cookery (Michael Joseph)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The River Cottage Cookbook (Harper Collins)
 

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2001

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Donna Hay, Flavours (Murdoch Books)
 
Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Sophie Grigson for work in Country Living magazine
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Andrew Dalby, Dangerous Tastes (British Museum Press)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Catherine Brown for work in The Glasgow Herald
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Rowley Leigh, No Place Like Home (Fourth Estate)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Sue Lawrence, Scots Cooking (Headline)
 
Radio Broadcast of the Year Award
The Food Programme: Dry-curing (BBC Radio 4)
 
Recipe Writer of the Year Award
Lesley Mackley
 
Television Broadcast of the Year Award
Nigella Bites (Channel 4)
 

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2000

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Paul Gayler, A Passion for Vegetables (Kyle Cathie) and 
Dan Lepard and Richard Whittington, Baking with Passion (Quadrille)
 
Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Katie Stewart for features in BBC Homes & Antiques
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Alan Davidson, The Oxford Companion to Food (Oxford University Press)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Clarissa Hyman for features in Food & TravelThe TimesFood Illustrated and Journey magazine
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Sara Jayne Stanes, Chocolate: The Definitive Guide (Grub Street)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Laura Mason and Catherine Brown, The Traditional Foods of Britain (Prospect Books) and 
Gary Rhodes, New British Classics (BBC Worldwide)
 
Recipe Writer of the Year Award
Kate McBain for recipes in The Taste of Sainsbury’s
 
Televison Broadcast of the Year Award
Jamie Oliver for The Naked Chef (Optomen Television)
 

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 1999

Cookery Book of the Year Award
Madhur Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian (Ebury Press)
 
Cookery Journalist of the Year Award
Brian Glover
 
Food Book of the Year Award
Jeffrey Steingarten, The Man Who Ate Everything (Headline)
 
Food Broadcaster of the Year Award
Nigel Slater for Nigel Slater’s Real Food (Kudos Productions)
 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Manisha Gambhir Harkins for work in The Master’s Table
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Regina Sexton, A Little History of Irish Food (Kyle Cathie)
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Sybil Kapoor, Simply British (Michael Joseph)
 
Recipe Writer of the Year Award
Jennifer John, recipes on behalf of British Potato Council, Olive Oil
 

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 1998

Special Award for Significant Contribution to Food Journalism
Derek Cooper OBE
 
Book of the Year Award
Claudia Roden, The Book of Jewish Food (Viking)
 
Food Broadcast of the Year Award
Derek Cooper and The Food Programme team
 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Anne Willan, Cooked to Perfection (Quadrille)
 
Magazine Cookery Writer of the Year Award
Sophie Grigson for articles in Country Living magazine
 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Christopher Driver, John Evelyn, Cook (Prospect Books)
 
Recipe Writer of the Year Award
Sue Lawrence for articles in Sainsbury’s, The Magazine and The Sunday Times

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