Michael Booth’s The Meaning of Rice shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2018

Michael Booth’s THE MEANING OF RICE (Jonathan Cape, 2017) has been shortlisted for the 2018 Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in the ‘Food Book’ category.

The award celebrates food writers who inspire a sense of curiosity and an urge to explore in their readers. As Lee Langley wrote in The Spectator, “Booth is drawn to the offbeat, and THE MEANING OF RICE gives us a banquet of the unfamiliar: seaweed caviar, live squid sashimi, sea-urchin tongues, snake soup, bonito guts, silkworm pupae, and more, with all their smells, flavours and textures.” Booth shares the highs and lows of his adventure and offers deep insight into the culinary culture of Japan.

The winners of the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards will be announced on May 10 2018.