Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
We welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink book awards longlist for 2021

We are delighted to announce the 2021 André Simon longlist of books in the run up to Christmas chosen from 160 submissions. Each year the André Simon Trustees are guided by independent assessors. This year they are Yemisi Aribisala, a Nigerian born writer and artist for the food books and wine expert Rose Murray Brown MW for the drink books. A shortlist will be announced in the New Year.

The longlisted food books for 2021 are:
  • A Curious Absence Of Chickens
    by Sophie Grigson (Headline Publishing Group)
  • Amber & Rye
    by Zuza Zak (Murdoch Books)
  • An A-Z Of Pasta
    by Rachel Roddy (Fig Tree)
  • Baking With Fortitude
    by Dee Rettali (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Eating To Extinction
    by Dan Saladino (Jonathan Cape)
  • Freekeh - Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains
    by Ruth Nieman (Prospect Books)
  • Grand Dishes
    by Iska Lupton & Anastasia Miari (Unbound)
  • Herb
    by Mark Diacono (Quadrille)
  • One Pot, Pan, Planet
    by Anna Jones (4th Estate)
  • Ripe Figs
    by Yasmin Khan (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Sambal Shiok
    by Mandy Yin (Quadrille)
  • Taste: My Life In Food
    by Stanley Tucci (Fig Tree)
  • The Latin American Cookbook
    by Virgilo Martinez (Phaidon)
  • The Modern Preserver's Kitchen
    by Kylee Newton (Quadrille)
  • Truffle Hound
    by Rowan Jacobsen (Bloomsbury Publishing)

The longlisted drink books for 2021 are:
  • Cider Country
    by James Crowden (William Collins)
  • Foot Trodden
    by Simon J Woolf & Ryan Opaz (Morning Claret Productions)
  • Inside Burgundy
    by Jasper Morris MW (Berry Bros. & Rudd Press)
  • On California
    by Various (Academie Du Vin Library)
  • Oxford Companion To Spirits And Cocktails
    by David Wondrich With Noah Rothbaum (Oxford University Press)
  • The South America Wine Guide
    by Amanda Barnes (The South America Wine Guide)
  • The Wines Of Santorini
    by Yiannis Karakasis MW (P & J Veritas Ike)
  • The Wines Of The Rhone
    by Matt Walls (Infinite Ideas)
  • Wine Science
    by Jamie Goode (Octopus Books/Hachette UK)


"2021 saw the most impressive number of books in both the food and drink categories, selected from 160 entries. Offerings span from the A-Z of pasta to saving endangered foods, from the wines of Santorini to the ancient origins of cider, showcasing both new and established writers. Our congratulations and thanks to the authors, publishers and everybody involved."

Nick Lander, Chair of the André Simon Memorial Fund

2020 Award Winners
Red Sands
by Caroline Eden

Intoxicating: Ten Drinks that Shaped Australia
by Max Allen

The John Avery award:
by Mark Kurlansky

Special Commendation:
Nose Dive
by Harold McGee

See all Past Award Winners »

Caroline Eden Food winner - 2020

Max Allen Drinks winner - 2020

Special Commendation - 2020

The John Avery Award - 2020