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If your thoughts turn to cosy internet shopping for books, we are ready with stock, envelopes and stamps, and Parcel Force for speedy overseas delivery. Please go ahead! We love to have orders and we do try to make payment easy. You now have a choice of payment options at the end of the check out process, Nochex, or Pay Pal which is the one to use for Amex. Go to this link for the full list of books to buy:

Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray – we have many copies in stock after reprinting.

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 111, due early April 2018. To subscribe, us the link above.

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