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Join author Sally Grainger, Cooking Apicius, as she shares her knowledge of classical Roman recipes. Enjoy a welcome drink and a tasting of dipping sauces in the ‘Taberna Ashmolean’, Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Tuesday 29 October 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Book tickets here:

Just in is Vintage Breadboards by Madeleine Neave and her team. We will be having a launch at the Putney Library in Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DR from 6-8pm on December 4th. Email if you would like an invite.

Our food history magazine which comes out 3 times a year is called Petits Propos Culinaires, or PPC. PPC – new subscriptions will start with PPC 115. To subscribe, use the link above.

We love book orders from this site, and I will be sending them out promptly, so please use the Current titles tab under Books/Catalogue on the menu above on this page. We use Parcel Force or couriers, or Royal Mail. Our payments are handled by Pay Pal or by Nochex which takes Visa and Master Card, all other cards except for Amex. We are hopefully fast at getting the orders out so please go ahead!

A Dollop of History is one of my favourite blogs, and here is what they made of Sweet Slices of History


Tom Jaine can be contacted about editorial content for PPC on

For all other enquiries, publicity, or new book ideas, please contact (Catheryn Kilgarriff) 

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