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Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray was on the Radio 4 Food Programme, and this led to a huge number of orders. A large reprint will be in by the end of August, so please be a little patient if your order is waiting for this delivery.

Food Worth Fighting For by Josh Sutton was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers ‘Food Book Award’. It has also been shortlisted for the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards 2017,  Culinary History.

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 PPC – new subscriptions will start with PPC 109, due September 2017.

There is only one Tom Jaine in this world. To listen to him on The Food Programme (broadcast on BBC Radio 4,  November 2014) you can download the Podcast indefinitely, here: If you would like, you can download a PDF of our current title list.


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