Our Korean Kitchen Wins Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Award

Our Korean Kitchen by Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo triumphed at last night’s prestigious Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards to take home the prize for best cookery book.

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Now in their fourth year, the annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards celebrate the best writing, publishing and broadcasting on the subjects of food and drink. There are 14 categories and an independent panel of professional judges, led by Ewan Venters, CEO of Fortnum & Mason, selects the winners from work published or broadcast during 2015.

Our Korean Kitchen is a celebration of the food, culture and flavours of Korea, a cuisine that is fast becoming the biggest trend in the culinary world. Critically acclaimed chef and food writer Jordan Bourke and his Korean wife Rejina Pyo provide a cultural history of the food of Korea giving context to the recipes that follow.

Jordan and Jina
Above: Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo, the husband and wife team behind the book, take to the stage to collect their award.

Fans of Our Korean Kitchen include Nigella Lawson, who featured a kimchi recipe from the book on the Cookbook Corner section of her website yesterday.

Nigella screenshot

If you fancy trying out some Korean cuisine there are some delicious recipes from the book to choose from on our blog, from Pumpkin Rice Porridge to Soy-braised Beef Short Ribs with Vegetables. Jordan is appearing as a guest chef on Sunday Brunch on 22nd May, when he’ll be cooking Beef Bulgogi from the book for Tim and Simon.

You can also find out more about the Fortnum & Mason Food & Awards on their website, and discover the winners in other categories.

May 13th 2016  |  Comments are off for this post