The Observer Food MonthlyAwards for 2015 were announced on Friday with some of the food industries biggest and best personalities highlighted for their work.
The Best Food Personality award was given to chef Tom Kerridge from TheHand and Flowers pub while his Demi Chef de Partie George O’Leary was picked as the young chef of the year.
The OFM Awards include a mix of categories covering everything from best place for a drink to the best ethical restaurant.
The lifetime achievement award was given to Mary Berry for her “outstanding contribution to culinary arts” and the best restaurant in London award went to The Palomar.
Other awards included best food blog which went to Ella Woodward from the Deliciously Ella blog.
Speaking about he awards, Observer Food Monthly editor, Allan Jenkins said: “This year’s Observer Food Monthly Awards mark the 12th year of celebrating the best of British food and drink. From a brilliant beach shack on the coast of Northern Ireland to an inspirational fresh vegetable producer in South Wales, this year’s winners demonstrate a passion for great food from all over the UK. With six winners coming from outside the capital, London better look out.”
World Whisky Day is the perfect excuse to raise a glass of the spirit and savour its character and flavour. But there's a lot more to whisky than hot toddies and cocktails - it makes a great ingredient, adding punch and flavour to your cooking.
Our quick and easy cast-iron skillet pizza recipe is adaptable and straightforward. If you have a favourite sauce or topping, feel free to sub it in to make your very own version of the perfect cast-iron skillet pizza. Take a look.
The team at Don Julio have taken over an unloved corner of Buenos Aires. Organic produce harvested at the community-focused urban garden Huerta Luna de Enfrente will exclusively benefit local soup kitchens. Read on for the full story.
Tom Kerridge, Owner of England's Best Restaurant, to Open Second Pub