‘The Sportsman’ shortlisted for André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2017
Published in September 2017, The Sportsman is the long-awaited debut food book from self-taught chef Stephen Harris who transformed what was once called a ‘grotty rundown pub by the sea’ on the coast in Kent into a Michelin starred restaurant that has been named Britain’s number one.
The book features 50 Sportsman classics that epitomise all that is great about British cooking, as well as telling the story of the restaurant and celebrating the Kentish terroir that surrounds it.
Harris’s book sits alongside another Phaidon title, The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassi, as well as Gary Taubes’ The Case Against Sugar, Jessica Seaton’s Gather Cook Feast, Nuno Mendes’ Lisboeta and Michael Booth’s The Meaning of Rice.
The André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards began in 1978 and each year celebrate the best of contemporary food and drink writing in books. This year’s panel was guided by journalist Rachel Cooke and wine expert Joe Fattorini. The winner will be announced at a reception in London on Monday 12th February.