Prospect Books,

publisher of books

on cookery  & food history



We’re still here! To order our books, please use the Current titles tab under Books/Catalogue on the menu above on this page. We post books out to you, but – if you are in the USA, the Royal Mail has changed the USA from Zone 1 to Zone 3 – the most expensive band. Reason – few passenger planes, so the Royal Mail is using air freight and they have been absorbing the losses. The rates changed on 1st July. We cap the postage after 3 books so adding more books means you get a good deal. An alternative is the Book Depository site, but it will take longer as this goes via our trade distributors, not the home office:  Our payments are handled by Pay Pal or by Nochex which takes Visa and Master Card, all other cards except for Amex. 

       New books

Eat Your Front Garden by Mat Coward: if you are lucky enough to have your own garden, you can wander down your own garden path as often as you like. And Beppina & the Kitchens of Arezzo by Elizabeth Romer is a fabulous way to travel  using the imagination and her brilliant narrative.

We have also reprinted La Varenne’s Cookery, Cooking Apicius, Apicius, and Geoponika. One bit of joy for food historians. 


 PPC – new subscriptions will start with PPC 117 going out at the end of July 2020. To subscribe, use the link. It works for renewals too. Tom Jaine can be contacted about editorial content for PPC on

The Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food have been awarded a Gourmand Award – Best in the World, in series  – 2020. The award is for excellence across the series, and congratulations to the editor, Mark McWilliams, and all the contributors. If you missed this year’s Virtual Symposium, do not fear. There is a great selection of podcasts you can tune in to here:

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

If you are a trade customer, you can download this list of our titles: list 2020 .



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