the Food & Drink Awards - Who are the Winners?
The Winners of The Food & Drink Awards ( and We Won Best Cookbook)
By Limahl Asmall
Ellie's Kitchen is a top UK food blog dedicated to delicious recipes, food news, kitchen gadgets and reviews. This winners list first appeared on Ellie's Kitchen and has been adapted for our website. See more of the Food & Drink Awards.
The Food & Drink Awards have come to an end and it’s time to announce the winners of the first 5 categories. Below are the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, of which I'm thrilled to report we were awarded Best Cookbook. A huge Congratulations to all finalists.
Gold - Best Spirit
Curio Spirits Rock Samphire Gin
"Four times distilled rock samphire gin captures the light, fresh sea spray and wild aromas of the Cornish coast. Hand foraged on the local cliff tops, our rock samphire is blended with fragrant botanicals and distilled in small batches for exceptional quality and a delicately smooth gin. We recommend trying it neat with just ice and a garnish."
Rock Rose Gin
"Rock Rose gin gets its wonderful flavour from an alluring botanical selection including locally harvested Rhodiola Rosea, Rowan Berries, Sea Buckthorn, Blaeberries, Verbena, Coriander Seed, Cardamom and Juniper."
Tin Cup Whiskey
"Tin Cup is an American Whiskey founded by distilling veteran Jess Graber and bottled in Denver, Colorado. Tin Cup is Jess's take on a Classic American Whiskey, with a Bourbon style profile, but with a more powerful and spicy flavour."
Gold - Best Cookbook
Tiny Budget Cooking - by Limahl Asmall
"Tiny Budget Cooking contains 4 weekly meal plans, price-checked shopping lists, ingredient swaps to personalised recipes and all for a small budget of £21.00 per week. Each recipe also cooks in 15-30 minutes, helping you save money, waste less food and eat better. Published by Bluebird books."
The Flexible Vegetarian - by Jo Pratt
"Whether you’re an occasional meat-eater, a vegetarian who needs to cook for meat-eaters, or even a dedicated veggie, you’ll find something for you in this book. Choose between cooking each recipe as a completely vegetarian dish, or select to add one of the simple meat, chicken or fish additions, making them suitable for meat-free days and meat-eaters alike."
5 Ingredient Quick & Easy Food - by Jamie Oliver
"It's all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it's finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep. With every recipe you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information."
Gold - Best Beer
"Gluten free beer brewed using a unique malt and maize based recipe is produced in Goa, India. The tropical weather works alchemy on the water giving Goa Premium Beer it's crisp, refreshing flavour."
Meantime Yakima Red
"Meantime set their sights on a beer that would tantalise the most discerning taste buds. So they sourced special hops from Washington State’s Yakima Valley. Every year they reserve five varieties for the mighty American style red: expect a restrained bitterness with spectacular fruity, citrus flavours and a ruby red colour."
Celia Czech Lager
"Enjoy the clean and refreshing finish of this sandy-hued lager that has the benefit of being gluten-free and vegan friendly. Moravian malt and single Saaz hops impart a delicate bitterness with a hint of citrus fruits and grass giving a clean refreshing finish."
Best Soft Drink
Gold - Best Soft Drink
The Skinny Caffe - 28 Day Skinny Tea Strawberry and Pineapple
"Recommended for those looking to lose weight, fast and naturally. The programs are delicious and designed to boost your metabolism, burn fat, increase energy levels throughout the day and suppress your appetite. Contains natural, premium ingredients ethically sourced."
London Essence Co - Rhubarb and Cardamom soda
"Distilling the true flavour of fine fruits and botanicals, London Essence Co calibrate sodas of true delicacy. This carefully crafted soda combines the earthy tartness of rhubarb and a soft sweetness with subtle aromatic notes from their signature cardamom distillate."
Best free-from Food
Gold - Best free-from Food
"a2 Milk is pure cows milk but unlike regular milk it naturally contains only the easy to digest a2 protein. 100% free from a1 protein that many people struggle to digest. A2 Milk works with farmers to hand select cows that naturally produce only A2 protein and no A1. Nothing added, nothing taken away, just easier to digest cows’ milk."
Wellaby's Simple Bakes
"Simple Bakes is the first wholegrain snack that will tantalise your taste buds from the very first crunch, while being completely free from most common allergens. Gluten free, non-gmo, no dairy, cholesterol free, nut and eggs free, less than 100 calories per serving, no artificial flavours or colours, 0g trans fats."
Asda - Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Gluten and wheat free. Oaty crunch with milk and dark choc chunks. No artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. Suitable for vegetarians."