Thankfully the Observer’s Food Monthly magazine received a stay of execution after the recent cull that saw the demise of its sister titles: Woman, Music, and Sport Monthly.
As a result food nerds, geeks and obsessives can still revel in the glory of unashamed nosh based writing from the likes of Jay Rayner, Rachel Cooke and Nigel Slater (amongst others).
Every year the OFM runs an awards special where readers can vote for the people and places that have rocked their food world over the previous 12 months.
Categories include ‘Best restaurant’ (my vote went to St John an admission that will surprise few) ‘Best independent local retailer (these guys, just outside of Cambridge who posted all the lovely Masterchef messages) and ‘Best cheap eats’ (oodles of noodles? Yes please)
Pootle over to the Observer website to cast your votes. There are prizes too if you need further incentive.
There’s also a ‘Best UK Based Food Blog’ category. Just saying, is all…