Guild Of Food Writers 25th Anniversary Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

The Guild of Food Writers has announced the shortlists for its 25th Anniversary annual Awards, the most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Our venue this year will be the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS

We are very excited to be returning to an in-person event. It is an impressive venue, and the awards presentation will take place in their world-famous theatre.

The shortlists highlight emerging talent as well as featuring some of our best-known food writers and broadcasters, including Felicity Coake, Jonathan Nunn, Ruby Tandoh and Dan Saladino. The Guild of Food Writers Awards celebrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise at work in a thriving creative field.

You can view full details of the shortlists and the sponsors below.


We are also excited to announce that Delia Smith CH CBE is to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award. To read more about it click here.


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You can read the Awards Programme here. 


The Guild's partners for this year’s Awards are Caulishoots™ (Restaurant Writing Award); Champagne Drappier (Drinks Writing Award); Cornish Sea Salt (Online Food Writing Award); Cramele Recas (Drinks Book Award); ETI/Thermapen (General Cookbook Award); Gold Top (Recipe Writing Award); KellyBronze (Investigative Food Work); Lakeland (Food Magazine or Section Award); Sacla' (Young Food Writer Competition); Tebay/Gloucester Westmorland Family (Food Book Award); and Trewithen Dairy (Food Podcast or Broadcast Award)



First Book Award


Baking with Fortitude by Dee Rettali
Eating to Extinction by Dan Saladino
Sambal Shiok by Mandy Yin



Food Book Award

Sponsor: Westmorland Family Farmshop & Kitchen


Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy by Matthew Evans

Tools For Food by Corinne Mynatt
Eating to Extinction by Dan Saladino



Food Podcast or Broadcast Award

Sponsor: Trewithen Dairy


Comfort Eating by Grace Dent, S1 E1 Russell T Davies, Screenwriter
Lecker: Kitchens, The Unsociable Kitchen Lucy Dearlove
Cooking The Books with Gilly Smith



Food Magazine or Section

Sponsor: Lakeland


delicious. magazine Editor Karen Barnes
Feast (The Guardian) Editor Tim Lusher

Sourced Magazine: Soil, Water and Cinnamon seasons  Editors Anna Sulan Masing and Chloe-Rose Crabtree



Food Writing


Tom Parker Bowles: (Country Life)
Fuchsia Dunlop: (Work published in FT Weekend magazine and National Geographic Traveller Food magazine)

Tim Hayward: (online F.T. magazine & online myF.T.)



General Cookbook

Sponsor: ETI/Thermapen


From the Veg Patch by Kathy Slack
Crave by Ed Smith
Cook As You Are by Ruby Tandoh



International or Regional Cookbook


A Taste of the Highlands by Ghillie Başan

The Nordic Baker by Sofia Nordgren

Chasing Smoke: Cooking over Fire Around the Levant by Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich




Sponsor: KellyBronze


Gulp! The secret economics of food delivery by Jonathan Nunn
MasterChef: A Master Class in Fight, Flight, or Flambé? Andrea Oskis
British supermarket cheese linked to catastrophic deforestation in Brazil Bureau of Investigative Journalism - Andrew Wasley, Elisangela Mendonca, Lucy Jordan, Zach Boren, Alice Ross, Anna Turns, Rupert Evelyn and Philip Sime



Online Food Writer

Sponsor: Cornish Sea Salt


@cookalore by Priya Mani
Nutmegs, seven. Elly McCausland

Vittles by Jonathan Nunn



Recipe Writing

Sponsor: Gold Top 


Felicity Cloake for work published in Feast, The Guardian
Chetna Makan for work published in Waitrose and Partners Food magazine

Meera Sodha for work published in Feast, The Guardian



Restaurant Writing

Sponsor: Caulishoots™


Molly Codyre
Tim Hayward
Jonathan Nunn



Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook


Baked to Perfection: Delicious gluten-free recipes with a pinch of science by Katarina Cermelj
Herb: A Cook's Companion by Mark Diacono
Freekeh - Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains recipes for healthy eating by Ruth Nieman



Drinks Writing

Sponsor: Champagne Drappier


Anthony Gladman for work published in Good Beer Hunting and Ferment Magazine
Alice Lascelles for articles published in the Financial Times and Club Oenologique

Hollie Stephens for Work published in Ferment, Beer, and Brewer and Distiller International



Drinks Book

Sponsor: Cramele Recas


The Alcorithm By Rob Buckhaven
A YEAR IN BEER: The Beer Lover’s Guide to the Seasons by Jonny Garrett
FIZZ!: Champagne and Sparkling Wines of the World by Anthony Rose



Self Publishing


Great British Chefs: Around The Table by Pollyanna Coupland
Second Helpings: More Tonight at 7.30 by Kristen Frederickson and Avery Curran
For The Love Of The Sea: A Cook Book To Celebrate The British Seafood Community & Their Food by Jenny Jefferies