I rocked up at The Guild of Food Writers annual awards ceremony on Wednesday and it was just wonderful. I was thrilled that one of my heroes Yotam Ottolenghi was only a few feet away from me accepting his award for “Jerusalem on a Plate”
and that Claudia Roden won the lifetime achievement award.
I was totally surrounded by superb writers and it filled me with resolve to work hard on my writing and get better. I want to read more food writing, and I want to improve my own. Like my chum Graham I am going to put together a reading list for myself and get on with it! Any suggestions more than welcome.
I am also going to get organised with a Google Reader or some other way of keeping up with some good food blogs. Silver Screen Suppers was nominated for the “Blog of The Year” award but didn’t get short-listed. The three who did were as follows:
and it was Poires au Chocolat who scooped the award – beautiful pictures on this blog – another resolution sparked by this, get better at my photography. Oh my goodness, there is so much work ahead!
I met the lovely woman who is at the helm of The Foodie Bugle and again, plan to have a good old rummage around over there. This was the winner of the New Media of the Year Award – there were many bugling noises amongst the cheers when it was announced.
I feel so lucky to be a part of the Guild (still surprised that they will have me) and get inspiration and encouragement every time I go to one of their events. They are always brilliant.