We’re so delighted to announce that Anna Ansari, author of The Silk Roads Cookbook: Recipes from Baku to Beijing, has been shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2024 alongside Nicola Lamb and Chris Newens. The award  celebrates a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned, but not yet published. Ansari’s The Silk Roads Cookbook: Recipes from Baku to Beijing will be published by Dorling Kindersley in October 2025.  

The judging panel consists of Georgina Hayden, food writer, stylist and presenter; Diana Henry, food writer, journalist and trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust; Jill Norman, food writer, publisher and trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust and Sami Tamimi, chef, restaurateur and food writer. 

The winning author will be announced from an event at Quo Vadis restaurant in London’s Soho on Tuesday 19th March. The author of the winning book will receive a cheque for £2,000 and the runners-up will receive £100 book tokens. All shortlisted authors will receive a copy of The Best of Jane Grigson