Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
Welcome to the André Simon Food and Drink book awards for 2018

The Chairman and trustees of the André Simon Food and Drink book awards are delighted to announce the winners for the 2018 awards.

Winner of the 2018 Food Award
  • How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places
    by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Winner of the 2018 Drink Award
  • The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe
    by Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay (Ten Speed Press)

Special Commendation
  • Together: Our Community Cookbook
    by The Hubb Community Kitchen (Ebury Press)

John Avery Award
  • Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes - Through Darkness and Light
    by Caroline Eden (Quadrille Publishing)



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."
Nicholas Lander - Chairman 2018

"How to Eat a Peach blew me away. It radiates warmth and joy. It's beautifully written but most of all it's packed with delicious and genuinely cook-able food and lots of helpful tips for the home cook."
Meera Sodha - Food Assessor 2018

"It isn't easy to produce fresh insights and fascinating commentary on some of the most well-trampled wine regions on earth, but sommelier-turned-wine producer Rajat Parr and writer Jordan Mackay have managed to do just that."
Victoria Moore - Drinks Assessor 2018

Diana Henry, Food Winner 2018

Drinks Winner 2018

Caroline Eden, John Avery Award 2018

The Hubb Community Kitchen Special Commendation 2018