Country Living's Hyman scoops top food award

Clarissa Hyman of Country Living magazine has been named food writer of the year in the 2002 Glenfiddich Awards.

Newspaper cookery writer of the year was Rowley Leigh of The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, while Caroline Stacey of The Independent was named restaurant critic of the year.

Magazine cookery writer of the year was Sybil Kapoor for her work in Waitrose Food Illustrated. Regional writer of the year was Joanna Blythman for her work in the Sunday Herald.

Television producer Patricia Llewellyn won the Independent Spirit Award in recognition of her contribution to food and drink broadcasting.

Llewellyn’s successes include Two Fat Ladies and The Naked Chef, which made Jamie Oliver a household name.

Other winners were: drink writer of the year – Dave Broom (for work in Wine and Harpers On Trade); wine writer of the year – John Stimpfig (Weekend FT How to Spend It); best radio programme – Woman’s Hour, Forgotten Fruit and Vegetables, (BBC Radio 4, presented by Anna McNamee with Sybil Kapoor and Fred Foster, and produced by Rebecca Armstrong); best visual work – John Reardon (Observer Food Monthly); best food book – The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who also won the Glenfiddich Trophy; best book on drink – Drink!É Never mind the peanuts by Susy Atkins and Dave Broom.

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