Prospect Books, publisher of books about cookery, food history and the ethnology of food.


Summer time – thank goodness. Maybe the world will go quiet and we can all enjoy the sunshine, but somehow I doubt it. We are still busy.  The Oxford Proceedings, Seeds, from 2018 are in! You can buy a copy using this link:

Also in is 50 Ways to Cook a Carrot by Peter Hertzmann, and he gave a great talk at cookbookbake, a new independent book shop in Hove on July 17th. Again, the book is available, and use the link above.

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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