The Giffords Circus Cookbook written by Nell Gifford and Ols Halas and published by Quadrille Publishing has won a prestigious The Guild of Food Writers Award.
Announced in an online ceremony on the 23rd June 2021, the Giffords Circus Cookbook was chosen as the winner in the General Cookbook Award category. The Guild of Food Writers Awards celebrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise at work in a thriving creative field.
“I am absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious award. Nell would be so proud.” Said Ols Halas, co-author of the Giffords Circus Cookbook.
The cookbook was written in 2019 following the circus’s year and is full of Nell’s circus stories and memories combined with Ols beautiful circus recipes. Ols has tried and tested his recipes over the past 12 years in the Circus Sauce, the acclaimed restaurant that travels with Giffords Circus each year. Rock star photographer David Loftus shot the photographs for the cookbook and captured the very essence of Giffords Circus.
“The Guild of Food Writers Awards are the only peer-judged awards in the United Kingdom, and Guild of Food Writers members have spent weeks hard at work reading the huge number of entries we received this year. I can only imagine how hard it was to arrive at a decision with such a high standard of work entered across the board.
The judges were deeply impressed with the Giffords Circus Cookbook. It takes a very special book indeed to stand out and I send my warmest congratulations to everyone at Giffords Circus for such an achievement.”
Charlotte Pike, Food Writer and Chair of the Guild of Food Writers
Photographs by David Loftus taken from the Giffords Circus Cookbook.