The Quadrille Food Awards 2011

It’s that time of year.

Every Monday is a blue one.

The weather is damp & cold.

But wait…

what’s this?

Yes people, it’s time for the Quadrille Food Awards 2011.


The five categories:

(i) Best Food Publication of 2011.

Winner in 2010: Fire and Knives

(ii) Favourite Food Writer

Winner in 2010: Nigel Slater

(iii) Favourite restaurant

Winner in 2010: Viajante

(iv) What was the best bar of 2011?

Winner in 2010: Nightjar

(v) & finally… who was your favourite food blogger of 2011?

Winner in 2010: Niamh Shields, Eat Like a Girl

To enter:

Simply email taste@quadrille.co.uk with your nominations before 17h GMT on 31/1/2012 !

There are loads of prizes to be won in our fab great prize draw! Best of luck!


Great new food titles coming in Spring 2012, a set on Flickr.We have some great new food and drink titles coming out this Spring - here’s the jackets for six of them (two more to follow)
Let us know what you think!
Stevie Parle's Dock Kitchen CookbookNathan Outlaw's British SeafoodVirgin to Veteran - How to Get Cooking with Confidence - Sam SternTwo Greedy Italians Eat Italy

Great new food titles coming in Spring 2012, a set on Flickr.

We have some great new food and drink titles coming out this Spring - here’s the jackets for six of them (two more to follow)

Let us know what you think!

Christmas with Gordon - Rosana McPhee from Hot and Chilli guest blogs for us…

Quadrille have released a very festive Christmas book by celebrity chef and TV presenter Gordon Ramsay. Deep red with white letters, the hardcover is glossy, and the book itself contains 141 pages filled with colour photographs by London based photographer Chris Terry. The book jacket has a portrait of Gordon Ramsay carving a turkey.

 

The book was written with the help of food stylist Emily Quah and is divided by chapters:
INTRODUCTION
PARTY FOOD
CHRISTMAS MENUS
BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH
LUNCHES AND SUPPERS
PUDDINGS
INDEX
The recipes are not overly complicated, I tried some of the recipes specially the side dishes. Easy to find ingredients, even though some ingredients are a bit expensive. However, it’s Christmas time so let’s indulge a bit.   A good variety and modern take on the traditional dishes.  This book is great addition to a food lovers book collection. I am looking forward to try the puddings recipes.

Pear and saffron chutney, truffle mash and creamed cabbage with thyme


I made the creamed cabbage at least three times in the last two weeks - simple and tasty. I lovethe piquancy and texture of the pear and saffron chutney so much, that I have made some to give as Christmas presents. It’s delicious - what a treat!  Another good suggestion for a Christmas present too.

Rosanna’s blog, Hot and Chilli can be found by clicking here