Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards

Awards 2017

We welcome you to the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards for 2017

The Chairman and the trustees of the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for 2017 award.

Shortlisted books 2017

The shortlisted books for the 2017 prize in the food category are:
  • Gather Cook Feast
    by Jessica Seaton & Anna Colquhoun (Fig Tree)
  • Lisboeta
    by Nuno Mendes (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • The Case Against Sugar
    by Gary Taubes (Portobello Books)
  • The Meaning of Rice
    by Michael Booth (Jonathan Cape)
  • The Palestinian Table
    by Reem Kassis (Phaidon Press)
  • The Sportsman
    by Stephen Harris (Phaidon Press)


The shortlisted books for the 2017 prize in the drink category are:
  • Bursting Bubbles
    by Robert Walters (Quiller Publishing)
  • By The Smoke and The Smell
    by Thad Vogler (Ten Speed Press)
  • Champagne
    by Peter Liem (Mitchell Beazley)
  • Miracle Brew
    by Pete Brown (Unbound)
  • The Way of Whisky
    by Dave Broom (Mitchell Beazley)
  • Wine Dine Dictionary
    by Victoria Moore (Granta Books)

The winners in each category will receive 2,000. In addition, there will be an award of 1,500 in honour of John Avery and the Special Commendation Award of 1,500.

The awards will be presented at a reception in London on Monday, 12th February 2018.

For further information contact Katie Lander on katie@andresimon.co.uk or 0780 131 0973.

Rubt Tandoh
Gill Mellor
Pete Brown