Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
Welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink book awards for 2015

The Chairman and trustees of the Andre Simon Food and Drink book awards are delighted to announce the winners for the 2015 awards.

Winner of the 2015 prize in the food category:
  • Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome
    by Rachel Roddy (Saltyard Books)


Winner of the 2015 prize in the drink category:
  • Thirsty Dragon
    by Suzanne Mustacich (Henry Holt)


Special Commendation
  • First Bite
    by Bee Wilson (Fourth Estate)


John Avery Award
  • Everyday Super Food
    by Jamie Oliver (Michael Joseph)

NICHOLAS LANDER
ACTING CHAIRMAN


"Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized."
André Simon

PAST AWARD WINNERS

2014 Awards
Food:
A YEAR AT OTTER FARM
by Mark Diacono

Drink:
JURA WINE
by Wink Lorch

The John Avery award:
SEDIMENT
by Paul Keers & Charles Jennings

Special Commendation:
THE VIRTUES OF THE TABLE
by Julian Baggini

See all Past Award Winners »

"Interesting new voices are emerging in food publishing, with books that show flair, passion and refreshingly authentic approaches to the world of food."
Pat Llewellyn - Food Assessor 2015

"I'm so pleased. It's such an honour to receive this prestigious award but extra special following in the footsteps of Elizabeth David, Marcella Hazan, Jane Grigson, Claudia Roden and so many other incredible cookery writers."
Jamie Oliver - John Avery Award 2015

"This was such an exciting process to be part of and I really enjoyed reading the wide variety of book entries. Such was the calibre that whittling them down was daunting at times."
Mimi Avery - Drink Assessor 2015

Rachel Roddy, Food Winner 2015

Suzanne Mustacich, Drink Winner 2015

Bee Wilson, Special Commendation 2015

Jamie Oliver, John Avery Award 2015