Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
We welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink book awards for 2018

The Chairman and Trustees at the prestigious annual André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards have announced this year's shortlist for 2018 in the run-up to Christmas in their 40th anniversary year.

The shortlist showcases the best of contemporary food and drink writing.

The judges were guided by this year's independent assessors, chef, food writer and author, Meera Sodha and wine expert and journalist, Victoria Moore.

The shortlisted food books for 2018 are:
  • Black Sea
    by Caroline Eden (Quadrille Publishing)
  • First, Catch
    by Thom Eagle (Quadrille Publishing)
  • How to Eat a Peach
    by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)
  • Lateral Cooking
    by Niki Segnit (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • MOB Kitchen
    by Ben Lebus (Pavilion Books)
  • Pasta, Pane, Vino
    by Matt Goulding (Hardie Grant Publishing)
  • Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road
    by Melanie McGrath (Two Roads)
  • Shetland
    by James & Tom Morton (Quadrille Publishing)
  • Together
    by The Hubb Community Kitchen (Ebury Press)

The shortlisted drink books for 2018 prize are:
  • Amber Revolution
    by Simon J Woolf (Morning Claret Productions)
  • Flawless
    by Jamie Goode (University of California Press)
  • Red & White
    by Oz Clarke (Little Brown Book Group)
  • The Life of Tea
    by Michael Freeman & Timothy D'Offay (Mitchell Beazley)
  • The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste
    by Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay (Ten Speed Press)
  • Vineyards, Rocks and Soils
    by Alex Maltman (Oxford University Press)



2017 Award Winners
The Sportsman
by Stephen Harris

by Peter Liem

The John Avery award:
The Way of Whisky
by Dave Broom

Special Commendation:
The Wine Dictionary
by Victoria Moore

See all Past Award Winners »

"The 2018 shortlist reflects a vibrant and dynamic food and drink book industry which our awards have been celebrating for 40 years."
Nick Lander - Chairman 2018

"The kind of book you want to win a prize like this must capture a moment, say something about where we are, as well as being inspirational, well-written, useful and expert. The Sportsman does that."
Rachel Cooke - Food Assessor 2017

"This is a book that we'll return to for many years, not only as an authoritative catalogue or even a book that also explores perhaps the world's most celebrated wine region, but as a book that asks questions about the nature of terroir and place."
Joe Fattorini - Drinks Assessor 2017

Steven Harris, Food Winner 2017

Peter Liem, Drink Winner 2017

Victoria Moore Special Commendation 2017

Dave Broom, John Avery Award 2017