Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards

André Simon 2023 Long List Celebrates Food and Drink from Around the World

Longlist Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce the 2023 André Simon Food and Drink book long list, on the 45th year of the prestigious awards. Each year, the André Simon trustees are guided by two independent assessors.

"This year's long list is a true celebration of the diverse and compelling world of food and drink writing, transporting readers to culinary landscapes around the globe and showcasing both new and established writers. I have no doubt that these books will inspire and enthrall food and drink enthusiasts worldwide. A big thank you to everyone who entered this year."

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


The long listed food books for 2023 are:
  • Brutto: A (Simple) Florentine Cookbook by Russell Norman, Ebury Press
  • Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries by Regula Ysewijn, Murdoch Books
  • East Winds: Recipes, History and Tales from the Hidden Caribbean by Riaz Phillips, DK
  • Fish Butchery: Mastering the Catch, Cut and Craft by Josh Niland, Hardie Grant
  • Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking by Emiko Davies, Smith Street Books
  • Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food by Fuchsia Dunlop, Particular Books
  • The Korean Cookbook by Junghyun Park & Jungyoon Choi, Phaidon Press
  • Of Cabbages and Kimchi: A Practical Guide to the World of Fermented Food by James Read, Particular Books
  • Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet into Shape by Henry Dimbleby with Jemima Lewis, Profile Books
  • Rintaro: Food and Stories from an Izakaya in California by Sylvan Mishima Brackett with Jessica Battilana, Hardie Grant
  • The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen by Bee Wilson, 4th Estate
  • Sweet Salone: Recipes from the Heart of Sierra Leone by Maria Bradford, Quadrille
  • What's Cooking in the Kremlin: A Modern History of Russia Through the Kitchen Door by Witold Szablowski, Icon Books


The long listed drink books for 2023 are:
  • Alternative Reality: How Australian wine changed course by Max Allen & the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, Melbourne Books
  • The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide: 150 Years from 1870 to 2020 by Neal Martin, Quadrille
  • How to Drink Australian: An Essential Modern Wine Book by Jane Lopes & Jonathan Ross, Murdoch Books
  • The New French Wine: Redefining the World's Greatest Wine Culture by Jon Bonné, Ten Speed Press
  • A Passion for Whisky: How the Tiny Scottish Island of Islay Creates Malts that Captivate the World by Ian Wisniewski, Octopus Publishing Group (Mitchell Beazley)
  • Slow Drinks: A Field Guide to Foraging and Fermenting Seasonal Sodas, Botanical Cocktails, Homemade Wines, and More by Danny Childs, Hardie Grant
  • Vines in a Cold Climate: The People Behind the English Wine Revolution by Henry Jeffreys, Allen & Unwin (Atlantic)


2023 Assessors

This year's Food Assessor Asma Khan. Azma Kahn
Image courtesy of Ursula Soltys

This year's Drinks Assessor Dave Broom. Dave Broom
Image courtesy of Grant Anderson