Prospect Books,

publisher of books

on cookery  & food history



Pop up event Saturday 28th February for  Vintage Breadboards by Madeleine Neave, at Waterstone’s Putney from 12.30pm. And do visit the author’s exquisite museum in Putney, London,

And Isle Martin has a launch event on the slipway on 28th February for their Seaweed Festival, taking place September 2020. Fiona Bird of Seaweed in the Kitchen will be there.

The Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food have been awarded a Gourmand Award  – 2020. The award is for excellence across the series, and congratulations to the editor, Mark McWilliams, and all the contributors.

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 116 in March 2020 as PPC 115 has just been sent out. To subscribe, use the link above.

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