NEW ART OF COOKERY shortlisted for Jane Grigson Trust Award
21st February, 2017
Congratulations to Vicky Hayward, whose book NEW ART OF COOKERY: A SPANISH FRIAR’S KITCHEN NOTEBOOK (Rowman & Littlefield, June 2017) has been shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2017.
Created to recognise a first-time writer of a book commissioned but not yet published, the £2000-award supports food writing in the widest sense, from any genre, including cookbook, memoir, travel and history. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Soho, London on 20th March.
Geraldine Holt, Chair of the Jane Grigson Trust, commented:
“The shortlist for this year’s Jane Grigson Trust Award for new food writers is particularly exciting and revelatory. All the authors have conducted painstaking and careful research into their chosen fields. As a result, they have made new discoveries that shed a fresh light into established areas to produce welcome and sometimes unexpected insights into the world of food and cooking. Jane Grigson would have been delighted.”
NEW ART OF COOKERY is one of only three titles shortlisted for the prize and is a modern retelling of an eighteenth-century Spanish cookbook by Franciscan friar Juan Altamiras, including fresh, simple and surprisingly easy to make recipes. 2017 will also see the town of La Almunia in Aragon, Spain, the birthplace of Altamiras, celebrate the 250th anniversary of 1767 edition of NEW ART OF COOKERY as the ‘Year of Altamiras’. A Spanish version of Vicky Hayward’s book will be published by Ariel in September.