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Just in is Vintage Breadboards by Madeleine Neave. It is a unique book – so please buy!

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 are due 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 early in the New Year as PPC 115 has just been sent out. To subscribe, use the link above.

CHRISTMAS POSTING – the latest for USA and other overseas orders is December 11th from the UK, so please order before then.

We love book orders from this site. 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. 

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

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