Jane Grigson Trust Award 2019 – Winners

Two Guild members have shared this year's 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.

From left to right: Elly McCausland, Clarissa Hyman (Guild Vice-president and Trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust), Selina Periampillai (also shortlisted for the Award), Geraldene Holt (Chair of the Jane Grigson Trust), Jeremy Lee (Trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust), Josceline Dimbleby and Dan Saladino

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 winners were announced at Quo Vadis on Monday 18 March.