Congratulations to Tom Hunt, whose book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet has been longlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink book awards. Tom's book is published by Kyle Books in the UK, and in numerous territories internationally.
The winning titles of the André Simon Award have been heralded as the champagne of the food writing world, and this year’s longlist is no different.
Named after André Simon, French-born wine merchant, gourmet, and prolific wine writer, this is the only UK’s only food and drink book award and celebrates the best contemporary writing in the English language.
For the first time in its history, it has announced a longlist of 15 books, which were selected from more than 150 submissions.
Nicholas Lander, chair of the André Simon Memorial Fund, praised this year’s selection, noting that they were “overwhelmed by the high quality of books".
He added that in 2020, "Britain has rediscovered home cooking with a fifth of Brits now making every meal from scratch and widening their repertoire of recipes since lockdown”, highlighting the growing importance of the genre.