Nadiya Hussain, Nigel Slater and Jay Rayner have scooped prizes at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2018.
Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, the awards celebrate the best writers, publishers, presenters, image-makers and personalities working in the food and drink industry today.
Best cookery book went to chef Stephen Harris, for his book The Sportsman (Phaidon), which tells the story of his life and how he came to start the Michelin-starred Kent pub by the same name. Samin Nosrat collected the Debut Food Book for Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Canongate), which unmasks the four elements of cooking with a buoyant approach to kitchen science.
Celebrating food and drink in pictures, the Photographer award was snapped up by Hugh Johnson for work including images on the Kricket restaurant menu and Kricket: an Indian-inspired cookbook by Will Bowlby (Hardie Grant). Best Restaurant Writer went to Jay Rayner for work in The Observer Magazine and Bee Wilson, won Food Writer for her work in The Guardian and Observer Food Monthly.
Hussain, who rose to fame after winning The Great British Bake Off in 2015, was presented with prizes for both best Programme award for "Nadiya's British Food Adventure", and Personality of the Year - the only category voted for by the public.
Winners were selected by a panel of judges which this year included Dan Keeling, Diana Henry, Henry Jeffreys, José Pizarro, Marina O’Loughlin, and Pete Brown, chaired by Fortnum & Mason c.e.o., Ewan Venters.
Venters said: “This year’s winners exhibit exceptional skill and knowledge and represent a sensational breadth of work that we’re delighted to encourage and celebrate at the Awards.”
Full list of winners
The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, stories & 100 essential recipes for midwinter by Nigel Slater (4th Estate)
The Sportsman by Stephen Harris (Phaidon Press)
DEBUT FOOD BOOK
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat (Canongate)
The Wine Dine Dictionary by Victoria Moore (Granta Books)
DEBUT DRINK BOOK
Bursting Bubbles by Robert Walters (Quiller Publishing)
Bee Wilson, The Guardian and Observer Food Monthly
Meera Sodha, The Guardian Weekend magazine
Nina Caplan: New Statesman
Jay Rayner, The Observer Magazine
"Nadiya's British Food Adventure", BBC Studios, Unscripted Productions
RADIO OR PODCAST
"Turmeric, The Food Programme", BBC Radio 4
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – voted for by the public
FORTNUM’S SPECIAL AWARD