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Shortlist announced for André Simon Awards 2021

The shortlist has been announced for the annual André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2021. Ranging from reads on the wines of South America to the vineyards and people of Burgundy, the shortlisted entries celebrate the best of food and drink writing.

Rose Murray Brown MW selected the shortlisted entries for the drinks category, while Nigerian-born writer and artist Yemisi Aribisala selected the food category titles.

Nicholas Lander, Chair of the André Simon Memorial Fund said of the shortlisted titles:

“A number of this year’s food and drink nominees – from Eating to Extinction and Ripe Figs to Wines of the Rhone – address the urgent environmental and global issues of today in ways that are original, inspiring and hopeful. Other authors breathe new life into traditional recipes and techniques from Ruth Nieman’s ‘Freekeh – Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains’ to Dee Rettali’s ‘Baking
with Fortitude’.

The wine-centred drinks books include regional explorations from the classic wines of Burgundy to contemporary South American Wine, some of which have never before been documented in the English-language.”

The shortlisted food titles are:

An A-Z of Pasta  Rachel Roddy Fig Tree
Baking with Fortitude  Dee Rettali Bloomsbury Publishing

Eating to Extinction 


Dan Saladino Jonathan Cape 

Ruth Nieman Prospect Books


Ripe Figs 

Mark Diacono Quadrille 

Yasmin Khan Bloomsbury Publishing

Sambal Shiok  Mandy Yin Quadrille

The shortlisted drinks titles are:

Foot Trodden  Simon J Woolf & Ryan Opaz Morning Claret Productions
Inside Burgundy  Jasper Morris MW Berry Bros. & Rudd Press
The South America Wine Guide 

The South America Wine Guide

Amanda Barnes 

The Wines of the Rhône  Matt Walls Infinite Ideas

The winner of each category will receive £2,000 prize money.

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