Giveaway! Award Winning Food and Drink Books

What better way to spend the evening than with Together TV, a pleasant read, and a well-prepared meal or cup of tea. Join us as we celebrate the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards with a prize draw that will be sure to help you craft the perfect night in! Founded in 1978, the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in food and drink writers and are the longest celebrated awards of their kind. The nominated books are chosen from over 150 submissions and contain a spectrum of information, histories, and recipes on a variety of different food groups.

We’ve partnered with André Simon to give you 5 shortlisted books from the list of nominees for 2019. All you need to do is sign up to our monthly newsletter and you’ll be entered to win.


A Chance to Win 5 Great Books

Ranging from tea and cocktails to vinegar and herbs, here’s a list of the books that could soon be yours!

“A Cheese Monger’s History of the British Isles”

By Ned Palmer

Join Ned Palmer, a master cheesemonger, on a journey across the British Isles as he explores the histories and varieties of great British cheeses. From well known classics to fresh new innovations, Palmer delves into the craft and culture of cheesemaking with perfect pairings and fascinating stories. Like a fine wine, every great cheese has a story so follow along with Ned Palmer and learn about your go to English cheddar or maybe find a new Favourite!






 “Leaf: Lettuce, Greens, Herbs, Weeds – Over 120 Recipes that Celebrate Varied, Versatile Leaves”

By Catherine Phillips

Enjoy leaves long after autumn with Catherine Phillips’ book on a variety of versatile culinary leaves. Packed with ideas, flavour combinations, and recipes “Leaf” takes you straight to the garden and introduces a mixture of herbs and an array of salads to your recipe book. Learn about enticing recipes alongside beautiful photography by Mowie Kay who explores more than just flavour profiles by showing the richest greens and most vivid violets of everyday market vegetables. A treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds, “Leaf” is a must have for any backyard grower.



“The Vinegar Cupboard: Recipes and History of an Everyday Ingredient”

By Angela Clutton

A more versatile ingredient than meets the eye, “The Vinegar Cupboard” explores why this delicious ingredient is made for more than just salad and table bread. A must have for any serious cook, Angela Clutton explores everything from the health benefits of vinegar to flavours and varieties of all types of vinegars on the market. “The Vinegar Cupboard” broadens your options far beyond balsamic and introduces a wide world of flavour to anyone curious about this little violet condiment.




“Tales of the Tea Trade: The Secret to Sourcing and Enjoying the World’s Favourite Drink”

By Michelle and Rob Comins

What’s more English than tea? Why, more tea of course! “Tales of the Tea Trade” explores the lives and legacies of those who have helped the humble leaf into becoming one of the most popular beverages on the planet. Rob and Michelle place a special emphasis on highlighting the story of tea and its significance in socialization and ceremony. Exploring fantastic varieties of tea and personal stories from those who helped make them, “Tales of the Tea Trade” helps us realize why this hot drink is more than just a beverage.





“Drinkology: The Science of What We Drink and What It Does to Us, from Milks to Martinis”

By Alexis Willett

Have you ever wondered what you’re really drinking? Whether its milk, scotch, tea, your favourite cocktail or good old H20, we all participate in this necessary task. “Drinkology” helps us get to the bottom of what's going on when you have your daily cup of tea or pint at your favorite pub. Exploring myths, science, and nutrition, Willett find out just exactly what it is we consume in his dissection of some of the worlds most popular beverages.


Where to sign up?

Signing up for our giveaway couldn’t be easier. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter by clicking the button below or following the link here. There will be five winners and each will receive a copy of one of the books shortlisted above. You’ll be automatically entered upon subscribing and If your email address is selected by our automated system, we will be in touch with you soon after to send you your prize! Terms and conditions are available here. Be sure to keep an eye on your email to be notified if you’re our lucky winner! 






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