Blake Friedmann's Emma Gardner and Ken Hom on shortlists for The Guild of Food Writers Awards


Emma Gardner has been nominated for the Guild of Food Writers Food Blog of the Year Award for the second year running, having won the award in the category's inaugural year. Last year's judging panel described her blog as 'stunning and very informed... her recipes are very well written and easy to follow... gorgeous'.

Ken Hom's Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure is up for both the Food Broadcast of the Year Award and the Award for Work on Food and Travel. The four-part series was broadcast on BBC Two last summer. The Telegraph wrote 'watching Hom at work was a treat'.

The results will be announced at an awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 29 May at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London. The victors will be presented with an engraved glass trophy and a prize of £500 by Guild member and host Aggie MacKenzie.

Emma Gardner's blog can be read here: Poires au Chocolat.