Jill is one of the industry’s most influential food editors and writers and edited the legendary Elizabeth David for many years. She is an expert on spices and herbs and has written and edited numerous books, the most recent of which is Herbs & Spices: The Cook’s Reference.
The Guild of Food Writers, Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
James Beard Foundation: Best general book award 2006 for The Cook’s Book
Medal of the German Academy of Gastronomy 2002 for Herb & Spice, A Cook’s Reference
André Simon award 1993, IACP Julia Child award and Jane Grigson award 1994 for Harvest of the Cold Months
The André Simon award, the Glenfiddich award, the IACP award for a reference book
1991 for The Complete Book of Spices
The Glenfiddich trophy 1991 for ‘major contribution to food and drink publishing’
The Glenfiddich award 1986 for Sainsburys Classic Cookbooks
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