The hunt has started to find the suppliers, caterers and retailers who have done the most to support and promote British Bramley apples.
Now in their 18th year, the Brammy Awards are designed to celebrate the moist, well-flavoured and versatile apple that is grown only in the UK and is claimed to be the world's best cooking apple.
The first Bramley apple tree was planted in 1809 by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and continues to bear fruit to this day.
The apple's name, however, comes from Matthew Bramley, a local butcher who bought the Brailsford cottage in 1846 and allowed nurseryman Henry Merryweather to take cuttings and start selling the apples commercially.
The awards include categories for the best food service product and for the best food service company (based on the consistent use of Bramley apples in a number of dishes), both of which were won by Compass last year.
Other 2010 winners included Reynolds Catering Supplies (Chairman's Award), Colman's (Consumer's Choice) and Antony Worrall Thompson (Best Bramley Media Chef).
Companies can nominate themselves for the awards on the Bramley Campaign website](http://www.bramleyapples.co.uk/brammyawards-2011.php) before the 3 June deadline.
The award categories are:
â- Best Bramley Foodservice Product
â- Best Bramley Apple Sauce
â- Best Bramley Apple Sweet Product
â- Best Bramley Apple Savoury Product
â- Best Bramley Retailer
â- Best Bramley Media Chef (Judges' choice)
â- Best Bramley Food Writer (Judges' choice)
â- Chairman's Award
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