The shortlist for the annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards has been revealed. The exciting list of finalists covers subjects diverse as the British chippy, fermentation, medlars and wisdom from Greek grandmothers.

The shortlist includes an epic exploration of China’s culinary culture; a timely book on how ultra-processed foods have impacted our lives; a radio programme looking at food under siege in Gaza; a TV series devoted to Italian food; and a podcast that interviews our favourite food writers.

The awards acknowledge illuminating writing across a range of subjects and media platforms; broadcast and audio programmes that entertain; and the creative work of photographers that visually delight.

These prestigious awards champion the achievements of current and emerging writers, publishers, photographers, broadcasters and personalities who encourage us to enjoy, experience and broaden our appreciation of food and drink through their work.

The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of expert judges in 13 categories from work published or broadcast during 2023.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, 2nd May at Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange, hosted by Chef and Broadcaster Andi Oliver, alongside Angela Hartnett OBE, Judging Panel Chair.

Fortnum & Mason Food And Drink Awards 2024 Shortlist

Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food by Fuchsia Dunlop 

Of Cabbages & Kimchi by James Read 

Welcome to Our Table: A Celebration of What Children Eat Everywhere by Laura Mucha and Ed Smith with illustrations by Harriet Lynas 

Food of the Cods: How Fish and Chips Made Britain by Daniel Gray

Medlars: Growing & Cooking by Jane Steward 

Ultra-Processed People by Chris van Tulleken 

Comfort & Joy: Irresistible Pleasures from a Vegetarian Kitchen by Ravinder Bhogal 

Frontières: A chef’s celebration of French cooking by Alex Jackson 

Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking: Memories and stories from my family’s kitchen by Emiko Davies 

Yiayia: Time-perfected Recipes from Greece's Grandmothers by Anastasia Miari 

A New Way to Bake: Re-imagined Recipes for Plant-based Cakes, Bakes and Desserts by Philip Khoury 

The Art of Friday Night Dinner by Eleanor Steafel 

The Secret of Cooking by Bee Wilson 

Peat and Whisky: The Unbreakable Bond by Mike Billett 

Slow Drinks: A Field Guide to Foraging and Fermenting Seasonal Sodas, Botanical Cocktails, Homemade Wines, and More by Danny Childs

Vines in a Cold Climate by Henry Jeffreys 

Desi Pubs: A guide to British-Indian pubs, food and culture by David Jesudason 

How to Drink Australian by Jane Lopes & Jonathan Ross

Talha Tales: Portugal’s Ancient Answer to Amphora Wines by Paul James White 

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