Emma Gardner has been nominated for the Guild of Food Writers Food Blog of the Year Award, the most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting. She has been shortlisted for the third year running, having won the category in its inaugural year, 2012.
The shortlists highlight emerging talent as well as featuring some of UK’s best-known food writers and broadcasters, including Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Yotam Ottolenghi. The Guild of Food Writers Awards celebrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise at work in a thriving creative field.
The judges described Emma’s blog, Poires au Chocolat as “stunning and very informed… her recipes are very well written and easy to follow… gorgeous”. Shortlisted alongside Poires au Chocolat are blogs by Philip Dundas and the Skint Foodie. The full shortlists can be found here; the winners will be announced on Thursday 5 June at a ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
Poires au Chocolat has won the Best Use of Video award by popular vote in the 2014 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards. It also won Best Food Blog at the Cosmopolitan UK Blog Awards 2012 and was a finalist in the 2012 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards in the Baking & Desserts category. It has also been featured in print in Sainsbury’s Magazine, The Guardian, Corriere della Sera, delicious. magazine, Waitrose Kitchen, Cosmopolitan UK and several others. It has been mentioned online in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Red Magazine, Woman & Home, Food 52 and more.
Emma is currently working on her first book, BLIGHTY GRUB, weaving stories and recipes around the food parcels sent to soldiers in World War I.