Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
Welcome to the André Simon Book Awards 2023 - the prestigious annual awards for food and drink books.

On behalf of the Trustees of the Awards, I am delighted to introduce this year's assessors.

Asma KahnAsma Khan is the assessor for the food books. Asma is one of the UK and India's brightest culinary stars. An award-winning chef, best-selling cookbook author and the owner of London's famed Darjeeling Express restaurant. She sits on the Mayor's Business Advisory Board and is an Honorary Fellow at Oxford University. Asma is the first British chef to be profiled in Netflix's Emmy nominated Chef's Table and the first chef to be featured on Vogue's list of 25 most influential women. She has guest-starred in notable television series Celebrity MasterChef and America's Emmy nominated Top Chef amongst other programmes. Asma has become one of the the UK's most prominent female chefs and her restaurant is a favourite amongst Hollywood's A-list entertainers. Best known for her all-female kitchen team and her commitment to social change, Asma is an unstoppable force in the hospitality industry and beyond.

Dave Broom Dave Broom will be in charge of assessing the drink books for 2023. Dave has been writing about drink for over 30 years and has specialised in spirits since 1996. He has both won and been shortlisted for the André Simon Awards. In his time, he's been contributing editor at Whisky Magazine, Whisky Magazine Japan, Whisky Advocate, and He's written 14 books, including 'The Way of Whisky: A Journey into Japanese Whisky', and 'The World Atlas of Whisky'. His newest, 'A Sense of Place', examining the role of community, culture, location and sustainability in Scotch was named as one of the Top 6 drinks books of 2022 by the New York Times. He's written and presented two films, 'Cuba In A Bottle', and the award-winning, 'The Amber Light'. The Irish Times described him as 'an agreeable man with a pepper-and-salt beard'

A big thank you to everyone who entered this year and congratulations to all the long listed authors and publishers, who were selected from over 130 entries.


"The 2023 winners showcase the diverse and compelling world of food and drink writing. They include Ravenous, an agenda-setting book about the way we eat and how our food is made, Gohan which brings the joy of everyday Japanese cooking to life and two passionate and informed books celebrating French and Australian wine respectively. I have no doubt that these books will inspire and enthrall food and drink enthusiasts worldwide."

Nick Lander, Chair of the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards

2022 Award Winners
COOKING: Simply and well, for one or many by Jeremy Lee

Imperial Wine by Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre

The John Avery Award:
The Wilderness Cure by Mo Wilde

Special Commendation:
Lune: Croissants All Day, All Night by Kate Reid

See all Past Award Winners »

Food winner - 2022

Drinks winner - 2022

The John Avery Award - 2022

Special Commendation - 2022