Although in years gone by I was an active member of the Guild of Food Writers I am afraid that these days ‘freefrom’ food has rather taken over from all those other kinds of food and I rarely do more than skim the monthly newsletter. But, meanwhile, the Guild has gone from strength to strength and alongside the many events that it stages for members it runs a numbers of awards – for food writers, obviously, but also for young cooks and for young food writers. This last is called Write It and the 2015 winner has just been announced – 16-year-old Thomas Moore.
Thomas is South African and he wrote about his street-child friend Tulani and what food meant to them both. It was such a moving story and so beautifully written that I really felt it should have a wider airing so, please click here to read it on the GFW’s site.