Jane Grigson Trust Award 2019 – Shortlistees

Two Guild members have been shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food and Drink Writers, created in memory of the distinguished food writer Jane Grigson, who was one of the Guild’s founding members. The award is made to a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned but has not yet been published.

Food blogger and literature lecturer Elly McCausland’s book The Botanical Kitchen takes an in-depth look at our love affair with every part of the plant – fruits, flowers, leaves and seeds, from orchards to the tropics, tea leaves to tayberries – and shows how they enhance flavour, dramatically shifting and developing the character of a dish. The Botanical Kitchen will be published by Absolute Press in March 2020.

In The Ark of Taste radio journalist Dan Saladino takes the reader on a revelatory journey of discovery into the world’s most endangered foods and disappearing flavours, starting with the blood oranges of his family’s Sicilian roots, in order to better understand the world and our place in it. The Ark of Taste will be published by Jonathan Cape in Spring 2020.

The winner will be announced on Monday 18 March.