Prospect Books is the pre-eminent list of books concerned with the history of food, and texts from the past on culinary matters. We welcome book purchases from this site, and please use the Search box or this link to browse. New books for 2023 include The Tavern Cook – on the eighteenth-century cook Richard Briggs by Marc Meltonville, and Medlars – Growing & Cooking by Jane Steward.

Our new book, Melons & Other Cucurbits, is available from us for eager growers!  We publish books on cookery, food history, books on gardening and growing, as well as the journal of food history, Petits Propos Culinaires. 

Freekeh: Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains was short-listed for a Guild of Food Writers Award, and  the prestigious André Simon Prize 2021. Well done to Ruth Nieman.

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PPC (Petits Propos Culinaires) New subscriptions will start with PPC 123 due in September 2022 To subscribe, use the link. It works for renewals too. Tom Jaine can be contacted about editorial content for PPC at tom.jaine@prospectbooks.co.uk


For all other enquiries, publicity, or new book ideas, please contact catheryn@prospectbooks.co.uk (Catheryn Kilgarriff)

If you are a trade customer, you can download this list of our titles: list 2022.