‘The Whole Fish Cookbook’ wins André Simon Food and Drink book award
In the UK, Sydney chef Josh Niland’s The Whole Fish Cookbook (Hardie Grant) has won the 2019 Food Award at the André Simon Food and Drink Awards.
According to the Bookseller, awards judge Niki Segnit said: ‘Niland applies nose-to-tail principles to seafood. This remarkably creative and surprising book encourages us to waste less seafood by making meat-inspired dishes, like fish black pudding, marlin ham and sea-trout Wellington. An instant classic.’ Niland receives a cash prize of £2000 (A$3800).
Hardie Grant book Tokyo Stories also won the £1500 ($2850) John Avery Award, named for the late English wine merchant. Written by former Masterchef UK winner Tim Anderson, Segnit said the book ‘takes us from street level to the summits of Tokyo cuisine’.
Now in their 41st year, the awards, named for prolific French-born wine writer André Simon, were held at a ceremony in London. For a full list of winners, visit the website.