• The
    Yan-Kit So Award
    For Food Writers
    on Asia 2017

    This is your opportunity to fulfil a dream to research, travel and create an original work about any aspect of Asian food.

    The Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia honours the legacy of Yan-Kit So (1933-2001), one of the most acclaimed writers on Chinese food. A passionate promoter of Asian food, her first book, The Classic Chinese Cookbook, won an André Simon Award and a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award. Her seminal work, Classic Food of China, made a major contribution to the understanding of Chinese regional food cultures.

    Hosted by Oxford Gastronomica, Oxford Brookes University’s centre for food and cultural studies, the award winner will be an emerging writer who has the ability to enhance our understanding and appreciation of Asian food culture.

    The aim of the Award is to support travel and research costs associated with producing an original work intended for publication in print or electronic form, for the English speaking world. This could be a cookery book, or maybe a substantial article for a magazine or journal. The closing date for entries is Sunday 30 April 2017.

    Follow this link to download an entry form, details on how to submit entries and terms and conditions.

    Enquiries should be addressed to YKSAward@gmail.com.

    The members of the judging panel for the Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia are:

    • David Thompson, cookery writer and Chef Patron of restaurant Nahm restaurant in Bangkok;
    • Fuchsia Dunlop, cook, food writer and broadcaster;
    • Carol Michaelson, part-time curator of Chinese Art at the British Museum and freelance curator and writer on Chinese art;
    • Paul Bloomfield, chef, corporate and private caterer, and Patron of Oxford Gastronomica.
    • Donald Sloan, Chair of Oxford Gastronomica and Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality management

    The Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia is sustained by philanthropic donations from those with an interest in promoting Asian food culture. For more information please contact Donald Sloan: dhsloan@brookes.ac.uk.