The Irish Times writers Corinna Hardgrave and Lilly Higgins have been named restaurant writer and cookery writer of the year at the second annual Irish Food Writing Awards.
Corinna Hardgrave has been reviewing restaurants for The Irish Times since 2020; she now also writes a weekly takeaway review, highlighting the best places around Ireland for food on the move or that deliver to your door.
Lilly Higgins, who also won the inaugural cookery-writing award, last year, has been an Irish Times columnist since 2014. Her latest column, Spend Less, Eat Well, focuses on budget-friendly recipes for all the family.
Established by the journalist Suzanne Campbell and her colleague Paul O’Conner to “recognise excellence and the hard work of writers and food media”, the awards cover 20 categories, including cookbooks, feature writing, drinks writing, blogging, podcasting, photography and social-media content. This year’s judges included the chef René Redzepi, the food writers Jay Rayner, Trish Deseine and Xanthe Clay, and the wine writer Fiona Beckett.
Irish Food Writing Awards 2022: All the winners
Irish food producers Caroline Hennessy
International cuisines Jordan Mooney
Cookbook of the year Blasta Books Series One
Investigative writing Niall Sargent
Beer writing John Duffy
Emerging voice in Irish food writing John Mulgrew
Outstanding achievement award Kristin Jensen
Irish food magazine/supplement award Food & Wine
Irish food or drink podcast That’s Bangin’ Podcast, Marcus O’laoire And Chris Mellon
Food writing award Kate Ryan
Irish food blog award The Irish Food Guide, Zack Gallagher
Cookery writing award Lilly Higgins
Cookery writing award Jess Murphy
Writing on sustainability in Irish food award Niall Sargeant
Food photography (professional) Katie Quinn
Food photography (amateur) Macu Higueras
Culinary student award Anissa Mokhtari
Irish food on Instagram/TikTok award Dublin Foodie Twins
Restaurant writing award Corinna Hardgrave
Wine writing award Susan Boyle
Drinks writing award Aoife Carrigy