Hussain and Slater win Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards

Hussain and Slater win Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards

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
 
FOOD BOOK
The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, stories & 100 essential recipes for midwinter by Nigel Slater (4th Estate)

COOKERY BOOK
The Sportsman by Stephen Harris (Phaidon Press)

DEBUT FOOD BOOK
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat (Canongate)

DRINK BOOK
The Wine Dine Dictionary by Victoria Moore (Granta Books)

DEBUT DRINK BOOK
Bursting Bubbles by Robert Walters (Quiller Publishing)

FOOD WRITER
Bee Wilson, The Guardian and Observer Food Monthly

COOKERY WRITER
Meera Sodha, The Guardian Weekend magazine

DRINK WRITER
Nina Caplan: New Statesman

RESTAURANT WRITER
Jay Rayner, The Observer Magazine

PROGRAMME
"Nadiya's British Food Adventure", BBC Studios, Unscripted Productions

RADIO OR PODCAST
"Turmeric, The Food Programme", BBC Radio 4

PHOTOGRAPHER
Hugh Johnson

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – voted for by the public
NADIYA HUSSAIN

FORTNUM’S SPECIAL AWARD
Ruth Rogers