Food and Drink Awards 2016 Winners

Now in their fourth year, the annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards celebrate the best writing, publishing and broadcasting on the subjects of food and drink. There are 14 categories and an independent panel of professional judges, led by Ewan Venters, CEO of Fortnum & Mason, selects the winners from work published or broadcast during 2015.The winner in each category receives a unique trophy, an iconic Fortnum & Mason hamper and a bottle of Fortnum & Mason Vintage Champagne.

2016 Winners

  • FOOD BOOK

    First Bite: How We Learn To Eat

    by Bee Wilson (4th Estate)

  • COOKERY BOOK

    Our Korean Kitchen

    by Jordan Bourke & Rejina Pyo (W&N)

  • DRINK BOOK

    Wine Folly: A Visual Guide To The World Of Wine

    by Madeline Puckette & Justin Hammack (Michael Joseph)

  • DEBUT FOOD BOOK

    Mamushka: Recipes From Ukraine & Beyond

    by Olia Hercules (Mitchell Beazley)

  • DEBUT DRINK BOOK

    Wild Cocktails From The Midnight Apothecary

    by Lottie Muir (CICO Books)

  • FOOD WRITER

    Bee Wilson

    for work in The Times Literary Supplement

  • DRINK WRITER

    Dan Keeling

    for work in Noble Rot Magazine

  • ONLINE FOOD WRITER

    Sue Quinn

    for work on theguardian.com & telegraph.co.uk

  • ONLINE DRINK WRITER

    Jessica Boak & Ray Bailey

    for work on boakandbailey.com

  • COOKERY WRITER

    Felicity Cloake

    for work in G2, The Guardian

  • RESTAURANT WRITER

    Giles Coren

    for work in The Times

  • ONLINE RESTAURANT WRITER

    Richard Vines

    for work on bloomberg.com

  • TELEVISION PROGRAMME

    Hugh’s War On Waste

    KEO films

  • RADIO & PODCAST

    The Food Programme

    The Ark of Taste: The World's Most Endangered Foods (BBC R4)

  • JUDGE'S CHOICE

    Patrick Holden

    Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust

Voted For By The Public

  • TV Personality of the Year

    Nigella Lawson

2016 Judges

  • Ewan Venters

    CEO, Fortnum & Mason and Panel Chairman

  • Margaret Rand

    Wine writer and editor of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide

  • Sybil Kapoor

    Food writer, travel writer, broadcaster and Fortnum & Mason Awards Food Writer of the Year 2015

  • Simon Woods

    Wine writer, author and founder of Drinking Outside The Box

  • Edward Smith

    Food writer, author of Rocket & Squash and Fortnum & Mason Awards Online Restaurant Writer of the Year 2015

  • Neil Ridley

    Drinks writer, presenter and author of the Fortnums & Mason Awards Drink Book of the Year 2015

  • Thomasina Miers

    Chef, food writer, television presenter and co-founder of Wahaca