By Angela Green
The winners of the Guild of Food Writers Annual Awards were announced last week at a ceremony in front of an audience of the UK’s best-known food writers and broadcasters at the Royal Institution’s world-famous theatre.
Compered by Saturday Kitchen presenter and chef Matt Tebbutt, the Awards, now in their 26th year, champion excellence in the industry, recognising the achievements of current and emerging food and drink writers, broadcasters and personalities.
The winners, across 16 categories, were selected by a diverse panel of Guild members and include Ken Hom CBE for a lifetime achievement award; Mark Hix for work published in the Telegraph Magazine; Jimi Famurewa for restaurant writing; and Claire Ruston in the newcomer category for Two packets of Bourbons and a packet of Hobnobs: The food journey of a Brit in Bulgaria.
The Guild’s patron Delia Smith presented a special award to #CookForUKRAINE and specifically to Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina’s remarkable work in supporting people and children impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.
Full list of award winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Ken Hom CBE
- A Dark History of Sugar by Neil Buttery
- English Food: A People’s History by Diane Purkiss
Food Podcast or Broadcast
- The Full English by Lewis Bassett and Forest DLG
Food Magazine or Section
- Pit Magazine: Edited by Helen Graves
- Bee Wilson for work published in The Guardian and The London Review of Books
- Cooking: Simply and Well, for One or Many by Jeremy Lee
International or Regional Cookbook
- The Nutmeg Trail by Eleanor Ford
Investigative Food Work
- The Great Plant-Based Con by Jayne Buxton
Online Food Writer
- Bald Flavours by Sam Wilson
- Mark Hix for work published in the Telegraph Magazine
- Jimi Famurewa for work published in Evening Standard
Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook
- Tomato by Claire Thomson
- Mark Dredge for articles published on goodbeerhunting.com and in Ferment Magazine
- Cider Planet by Claude Jolicoeur
- Fifty Years – Kinloch Lodge by Claire Macdonald, Jordan Webb and Alisha Fernandez Miranda
- Claire Ruston