World Food Media Awards – Other Irish nominees

Foodtalk: Spices interviewee: Arun Kapil of Green SaffronAfter I recovered from the excitement of the Foodtalk: Spices nomination in the Best Food/Drink Radio Programme for this year’s Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards – it’s taken a while! – I found a few fellow Irish nominees on the list.

Two RTÉ-produced television programmes – Catherine’s Italian Kitchen with Catherine Fulvio (one of the few dark-haired female chefs working in a sea of blonds!) and Trish Deseine‘s Trish’s Paris Kitchen – are competing against each other for Best Television Food and/or Drink Show. The other Irish nominee – although categorised under United Kingdom – is Darina Allen for her hefty Forgotten Skills of Cooking (Kyle Cathie) in the Best Hardcover Recipe Book (over €35) category. One of the books that Darina is up against is the heartbreaking Secrets of the Red Lantern by Pauline Nguyen (Murdoch Books), which I’ve just finished, a book on Vietnamese food as told through a prism of pain and miscommunication.

Also on my bookshelves is one of the nominees for Best Soft Cover Recipe Book, KOTO: A culinary journey through Vietnam by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl (Hardie Grant). I picked this up in Hanoi while doing a cookery class at the Hanoi Cooking Centre and, with my recent purchase of a corriander plant, I’m hoping to actually use some of the recipes! Andrew Pern‘s magnificant Black Pudding and Foie Gras (Face) is up for a Best Food Book award, as is the thought provoking Bottom Feeder by Taras Grescoe (Harper Collins).

It’s also good to see New Zealand’s Cuisine Magazine nominated in a total of six categories, between photographers (Aaron McLean, Ken Downie), writers (David Burton, Ralph Kyte-Powell), as well as being up for Best Food Magazine and Best Drink Magazine for their Cuisine Wine Country publication. 

But, naturally enough, the most important category is my own! Here is a list of my fellow nominees, with – when I could find them – links to their radio programmes.

Foodtalk: Spices – Presented by Caroline Hennessy and Kevin Thornton, produced by Soundsdoable, IRELAND
Talking Food with Lyndey Milan – Presented and produced by Murray Wilton and Lyndey Milan, AUSTRALIA
Kathmandu Kitchen: Spiritual Sustenance – Presented by Elaine Corn, Produced by Capital Public Radio, USA
Cooking with Lynne Mullins – Presented by Lynne Mullins, Produced by Fairfax Media, AUSTRALIA
Cooking with Kindness – Presented by Kate Nelson and Geoff Hutchison, Produced by ABC Radio, AUSTRALIA
Sue Zelickson Holiday Special – Presented by Sue Zelickson, Produced by WCCO Radio, USA
The Main Ingredient: New Year’s Day – Presented by Kelli Brett, Produced by ABC Radio, AUSTRALIA



Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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2 Responses

  1. Lu says:

    Hi – I just listened to food talk – Spices! It was brilliant I really enjoyed it -nice to hear people talking with such passion, I hadn’t ever thought about audio ‘food’ pod casts – now I’m off to listen to the rest of them while I work. Congrats on the nomination by the wayLu

  2. Caroline says:

    Thanks Lu! Glad to be able to introduce you to the world of food podcasts. There’s lots of great listening out there with American Public Media’s The Splendid Table and NPR’s The Kitchen Sister’s programmes being a few of my favourites.

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