Thursday, 31 May 2012
Last night I won the first Food Blog of the Year award at the Guild of Food Writers Awards party in London.
I can’t begin to describe what an honour it is. I never thought I’d win. I still can’t believe I have.
It was a lovely evening, filled with lots of familiar (mainly from book flaps and TV, I barely knew anyone) and new faces. It all seems like a dream. I even had to make a totally impromptu speech to all 330 people - hopefully I didn’t embarrass myself too much.
I don’t have any photos from the night yet so the photos are of my trophy in its home on my brand new mantelpiece. I had to polish it before I took the photograph as I stubbornly refused to put it down all evening (much to the despair of my wrists, it’s terribly heavy) so it was smeared with greasy canapé fingerprints and oh-god-I’m-nervous sweaty palms (I’m all about the glamour).
In case you’re interested (or are new to Poires au Chocolat– the last few pages of posts have been a bit different as I’ve been away), here are the five posts from 2011 that were under consideration by the judges:
Dusky Caramel and Raspberry Crêpe Cake
Apple and Quince Pie
Ginger Root Bundt Cake
Plain Scones with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam
There’s one more Foundations post to come on Friday – after that I’ll return to normal recipe posts.
Finally - thank you. I wouldn’t be where I am without my readers.
UPDATE: Here's a photo of me looking shiny (it was so hot that night) with Claudia Roden and Clare Blampied from Sacla (sponsors of the blog award) just after I'd won.
Posted by Emma Gardner at 08:52