Thursday, 30 May 2013

Guild of Food Writers Food blog of the Year 2013 award!

I was thrilled last night to win the Guild of Food Writers Food blog of the year award. I wore a tomato dress with a spaghetti vongole hat, both designed and made by Ruth Bennett.  I was given a sturdy egg-shaped glass vase engraved with my name. It was lovely to see the award lined up on a grand piano along with some of the other, very impressive winners, while Jay Rayner played the blues. 
Pic:  @idilsukan and @drawhq 

The wonderful Darina Allen of Ballymaloe cookery school won the lifetime achievement award. The book 'Jerusalem' won two awards, accepted by @samitamimi (like a mini version of his business partner Yotam Ottolenghi, they look like brothers) and veteran tv chef Ken Hom, who brought Asian cooking to British homes, won the best TV food broadcast award.


Restaurant Reviewer of the Year Award (Sponsored by Ferrarelle)
Winner: 
John Walsh for work published in The Independent magazine

 
New Media Award
Winner: 
LoveFood

Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating (Sponsored by Fish is the Dish by Seafish)
Winner: 
What to Eat? 10 Chewy Questions About Food by Hattie Ellis (Portobello Books)

 
Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food
Winner: 
Calf's Head and Coffee: The Golden Age of Food presented by Stefan Gates (Crocodile Media for BBC Four)

 
Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel (Sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and the State of Alaska)
Winner: 
Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop (Bloomsbury Publishing)

 
Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book
Winner: 
The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander (Phaidon)

 
Food Magazine or Section of the Year Award (Sponsored by Tenderstem®)
Winner: 
Crumbs magazine, edited by Matt Bielby and Laura Rowe

 
Food Journalist of the Year Award
Winner: 
Noah May for work published in The Arbuturian

 
Food Broadcast of the Year Award
Winner: 
Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure presented by Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang (Keo Films for BBC Two)

 
Food Book of the Year Award
Winner: 
What to Eat? 10 Chewy Questions About Food by Hattie Ellis (Portobello Books)

 
Food Blog of the Year Award (Sponsored by British Lion Eggs)
Winner: 
Msmarmitelover (www.marmitelover.blogspot.co.uk) by Kerstin Rodgers

 
Evelyn Rose Award for Cookery Journalist of the Year
Winner: 
Yotam Ottolenghi for work published in The Guardian’s Weekend magazine

 
Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing
Winner: 
Jay Rayner for work published in The Observer

Cookery Book of the Year Award (Sponsored by Thermomix)
Winner: 
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Press)

13 comments:

  1. Hurrah for you and that wonderful hat!

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  2. Congratulations Kerstin! A well-deserved award and a lovely pic of you in that amazing outfit! :)

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  3. Well done you! Well deservedand of course i love your hat .. i tend to wear my food in a much less flattering way.

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  4. So many congratulations, Kerstin...love the hat! Well deserved, it must have been so exciting! Xx Rachel ps...I don't think Yotam & Sami look anything alike!! Apart from being Middle Eastern men that is...but so happy they/he have been recognised by the Guild again.

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  5. Well done Kerstin, well deserved!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS! Really well deserved. You know I'm such a fan x

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  7. Congratulations! You deserve it! xxx

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  8. Adding my congratulations for the award (well-deserved) and the fab hat.

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  9. Thanks again, really appreciate it xx

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  10. Congrats - love that dress and hat!

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