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A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T V W

Albano The Gentlewomans Companion (1675)

Anthimus, Grant

On the Observance of Foods

    de obseruatione ciborum

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-52-1; 142 pages; 138×216 mm; paperback; £12

 

Arberry, Perry, Rodinson

Medieval Arab Cookery

 

ISBN 0-907325-91-2; 527 pages; 230×152 mm; hardback; £40

 

Archestratus

The Life of Luxury

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-62-0; 104 pages; 216×138 mm; paperback; 25 b&w illustrations; £12

 

• The first classical cookbook •
• An accessible translation of an important fragment •

 

al-Baghdadi, Perry

A Baghdad Cookery Book

 

ISBN 1-903018-42-0; 127 pages; 187×138 mm; paperback; illustrations; £10

 

Beer

Taste or Taboo

    Dietary choices in antiquity

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-63-7; 152 pages; 216×138 mm; paperback; £12

 

• Tracing how food choices determined identity in the Classical world •

 

Brears

Cooking & Dining in Medieval England

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-87-3; 560 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback with flaps; 88 b&w drawings; £20

 

• Winner André Simon Food Book of the Year Award 2009 •
• ‘This is an important and authoritative book’, Constance B. Hieatt •
• ‘A source of enlightenment and delight’, Gastronomica •

 

Brears

Jellies and Their Moulds

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-76-7; 256 pages; 187×138 mm; paperback with flaps; 41 b&w drawings, 8 colour plates; £12

 

• The history of jelly at last placed in context •
• A collector’s guide to English jelly moulds •
• A new instalment in The English Kitchen series •
• Something for the new year •

 

Burnett, Saberi

The Road to Vindaloo

    Curry Cooks and Curry Books

 

ISBN 1-903018-57-9; 224 pages; 188×135 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

Butcher

Persia in Peckham

    Recipes from Persepolis

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-51-4; 422 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback with flaps; b&w illustrations; £20

 

Castelvetro, Riley

The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy (1614)

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-64-4; 152 pages; 187×137 mm; trade paperback ; £12

 

• A new edition of a classic work •
• ‘Such a vivid thing for us today’, Jane Grigson •

 

Cato, Dalby

Cato on Farming

    De agri cultura

 

ISBN 0-907325-80-7; 248 pages; 220×130 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £12.50

 

Cleland

A New and Easy Method of Cookery

 

ISBN 1-903018-39-0; 256 pages; 138×216 mm; hardback; £25

 

Conran

Sud de France

    The food and cooking of the Languedoc

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-90-3; 330 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback with flaps; 50 b&w drawings ; £20

 

• This book has won the André Simon Memorial Fund’s Food Book of the Year Award for 2012 •
• Home cooking from our favourite region of France •
• 150 flavoursome and cookable dishes •
• A new book from a giant of the English food scene •

 

Crowden, Peacock, Rowe, Sail

Open-mouthed

    Poems on food

 

ISBN 1-903018-49-8; 96 pages; 135×187 mm; paperback; illustrations; £8.99

 

Dalby Cato on Farming

Dalby

Geoponika

    Farm Work

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-69-9; 368 pages; 234×156 mm; hardback; £30

 

• The first modern translation of significant classical texts •
• A medieval encyclopaedia of classical farming treatises •
• An essential document of the Byzantine renaissance •

 

Dalby

The Treatise of Walter of Bibbesworth

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-86-6; 160 pages; 138×216 mm; paperback with flaps; no illustrations; £15

 

• The first modern translation of an Anglo-Norman poem •
• A window on medieval daily life •
• A parallel text of Anglo-Norman and modern English •

 

Davidson

Mediterranean Seafood

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-94-1; 432 pages; 173×246 mm; paperback with flaps; 100 b&w drawings; £20

 

• The great Alan Davidson’s first food book •
• Translated into Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch •
• Uniform with North Atlantic Seafood •

 

Davidson

North Atlantic Seafood

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-93-4; 566 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback with flaps; 100 b&w drawings; £20

 

• Winner of the André Simon and Glenfiddich prizes •
• In print in UK and US since first published in 1979 •
• ‘One of the 10 best fish books’, The Week •

 

Davidson

Seafood of South-East Asia

 

ISBN 1-903018-23-4; 368 pages; 246×174 mm; trade paperback; b&w illustrations; £17.99

 

Davidson

Something Quite Big

    (a novel)

 

ISBN 0-907325-51-3; 286 pages; 135×215 mm; paperback; £9.99

 

Davidson, Saberi

Trifle

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-72-9; 368 pages; 187×137 mm; paperback; 2 b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

Davidson The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Kt., Opened (1669)

Davis

A Catalan Cookery Book

    A Collection of Impossible Recipes

 

ISBN 0-907325-92-0; 111 pages; 260×210 mm; paperback; illustrations by Nicole Fenosa; £15

 

Dawson

Plenti and Grase

    Food and Drink in a Sixteenth-Century Household

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-56-9; 336 pages; 174×246 mm; hardback; illustrations; £30

 

Digby, Davidson, Stevenson

The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Kt., Opened (1669)

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-70-5; 368 pages; 187×137 mm; paperback; 2 b&w illustrations; £15

 

Driver Acetaria
Driver John Evelyn, Cook

Edlin

A Treatise on the Art of Breadmaking

 

ISBN 1-903018-34-X; 160 pages; 156×234 mm; paperback; £15

 

Elliot

Roman Food Poems

 

ISBN 1-903018-25-0; 240 pages; 220×130 mm; paperback; £12.50

 

Ellis

The Country Housewife’s Family Companion (1750)

 

ISBN 1-903018-00-5; 420 pages; 220×155 mm; hardback; £30

 

Evelyn, Driver

Acetaria

    A Discourse of Sallets

 

ISBN 1-903018-29-3; 130 pages; 145×205 mm; paperback; £12

 

Evelyn, Driver

John Evelyn, Cook

 

ISBN 0-907325-65-3; 214 pages; 205×145 mm; hardback; £25.50

 

Fitch Opus Agriculturae

F&D in Archaeology

Food and Drink in Archaeology 1

    University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference 2007

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-60-6; 275 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £30

 

F&D in Archaeology

Food and Drink in Archaeology 2

    University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference 2008

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-68-2; 160 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback; 36 b&w photographs and charts; £20

 

F&D in Archaeology

Food and Drink in Archaeology 3

    University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference 2009

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-78-1; 152 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback with flaps; b&w illustrations ; £30

 

• Part of a new and ongoing series •

 

Fougère

Cooking with Courgettes

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-82-8; 112 pages; 187×137 mm; paperback with flaps; b&w decorations; £9.99

 

Glasse

First Catch Your Hare (1747)

    The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-88-0; 272 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback with flaps; b&w illustrations; £20

 

• England’s most significant 18th-century cookery book •
• A facsimile of the first edition •
• A useful introduction and apparatus •

 

Graham

Mourjou

    The Life and Food of an Auvergne Village

 

ISBN 1-903018-33-1; 231 pages; 233×156 mm; paperback; drawings by Peter Campbell; £15

 

Grainger, Grocock

Apicius

    A critical edition with an introduction and English translation

 

ISBN 1-903018-13-7; 448 pages; 174×246 mm; hardback; b&w illustrations; £40

 

Grainger

Cooking Apicius

    Roman Recipes for Today

 

ISBN 1-903018-44-7; 128 pages; 138×216 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £10

 

Grant On the Observance of Foods

Gray

Honey from a Weed

    Fasting and feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-20-0; 375 pages; 260×180 mm; paperback; drawings by Corinna Sargood; £20

 

Gray

The Centaur’s Kitchen

    A book of French, Italian, Greek and Catalan dishes for ships’ cooks on the Blue Funnel Line

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-73-6; 128 pages; 137×187 mm; paperback; 20 b&w illustrations by Miranda Gray; £9.99

 

Grocock Apicius

Hartley

Lost World: England 1933–1936

    Dispatches to the Daily Sketch

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-97-2; 272 pages; 234×156 mm; paperback with flaps; 40 b&w illustrations ; £15

 

• One of England’s best-loved authors on foods, crafts and customs •
• Classic articles describing English country life •
• Not published since their first appearance in the 1930s •
• The subject of a BBC4 documentary in November 2012 •

 

Hieatt

Cocatrice and Lampray Hay

    Late Fifteenth-Century Recipes from Corpus Christi College Oxford

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-84-2; 256 pages; 156×234 mm; hardback; £30

 

Hieatt

The Culinary Recipes of Medieval England

 

ISBN 978-1-909248-30-4; 216 pages; 156×234 mm; hardback; no illustrations; £30

 

• An epitomy of all surviving English medieval recipes •
• The last book from a great historian •
• The original texts exactly translated •

 

Holt

Geraldene Holt’s Cakes

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-75-0; 224 pages; 234×156 mm; paperback with flaps; b&w illustrations; £18

 

• A revision and reconstruction of the classic Cake Stall •
• Recipes that will please families of all ages •
• A brilliant compendium of the best of British cakes and biscuits •

 

Houlihan

Tripe

    A Most Excellent Dish

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-81-1; 144 pages; 187×137 mm; paperback with flaps; 20 b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

• An ingredient with a remarkable social history •
• Recipes from around the world •
• A new instalment in The English Kitchen series •

 

Jaine

Building a Wood-Fired Oven for Bread and Pizza

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-80-4; 136 pages; 187×137 mm; paperback with flaps; 25 b&w, 20 colour plans; £9.99

 

• Now into its 13th edition •
• Building plans in four colors •
• The book sold, and ovens built, around the world •

 

Kenney-Herbert

Culinary Jottings for Madras

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-53-8; 592 pages; 198×129 mm; paperback; £15

 

Lawson

A New Orchard and Garden with The Country Housewife’s Garden (1618)

 

ISBN 1-903018-10-2; 136 pages; 205×145 mm; hardback; b&w illustrations; £15

 

Leeds Symp.

Feeding a City: York

    Edited by Eileen White

 

ISBN 1-903018-02-1; 300 pages; hardback; £25

 

Leeds Symp.

Food and the Rites of Passage

    Edited by Laura Mason

 

ISBN 1-903018-17-X; 166 pages; 175×245 mm; hardback; b&w illustrations; £20

 

Leeds Symp.

Over a Red-Hot Stove

    Essays in early cooking technology, edited by Ivan Day

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-67-5; 166 pages; 246×174 mm; hardback; 80 b&w illustrations; £30

 

• The fourteenth volume of the Leeds Symposium on Food History ‘Food and Society’ series •

 

Leeds Symp.

The English Cookery Book

    Historical Essays, edited by Eileen White

 

ISBN 1-903018-36-6; 204 pages; 248×172 mm; hardback; 71 b&w illustrations; £30

 

Leeds Symp.

The English Kitchen

    Historical Essays, edited by Eileen White

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-50-7; 127 pages; 245×172 mm; hardback; b&w illustrations; £15

 

Lehmann

The British Housewife

    Cooker-books, Cooking and Society in 18th-century Britain

 

ISBN 1-903018-04-8; 494 pages; 175×250 mm; hardback; £40

 

Loohuizen

On Chestnuts

    The trees and their seeds

 

ISBN 1-903018-32-3; 136 pages; 187×135 mm; paperback; colour and b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

Loohuizen

The Elder

    in History, Myth and Cookery

 

ISBN 1-903018-31-5; 140 pages; 186×139 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

Lucarotti

Recipes from Corsica

 

ISBN 1-903018-27-7; 232 pages; 216×138 mm; paperback; sketches of Corsica by Gilles Charbin; £15

 

MacDonogh Testicles

Mason

Sugar-plums and Sherbert

    The Prehistory of Sweets

 

ISBN 1-903018-28-5; 250 pages; 220×155 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £15

 

May

The Accomplisht Cook (1660/85)

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-71-2; 544 pages; 187×137 mm; trade paperback; 6 b&w illustrations; £18

 

• ‘My favourite English cookery book of all time’, Frances Bissell •
• ‘A most beautiful piece of cookery literature’, Elizabeth David •
• The greatest English cookery book of the 17th century •

 

Napleton

Look! It Cooks

    A Life in Microwaves

 

ISBN 1-903018-15-3; 160 pages; 137×216 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

O’Connell

Early Vegetarian Recipes

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-58-3; 232 pages; 187×137 mm; paperback; illustrations; £8.99

 

Ox. Symp.

An Index to the Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 1981–1994

 

ISBN 0-907325-73-4; 30 pages; 250×170 mm; paperback; £7.50

 

Ox. Symp.

Authenticity in the Kitchen

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2005

 

ISBN 1-903018-47-1; 440 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Celebration

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2011

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-89-7; 368 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback; 16 b&w illustrations; £30

 

• Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2011 •
• 38 essays by international scholars •

 

Ox. Symp.

Eggs in Cookery

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2006

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-54-5; 335 pages; 174×246 mm; paperback; 10 b&w illustrations; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Fasting and Feasting

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 1990

 

ISBN 0-907325-46-7; 230 pages; 297×210 mm; paperback; tables and illustrations; £24

 

Ox. Symp.

Food and Language

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2009

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-79-8; 390 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback; 6 b&w illustrations; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Food and Morality

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2007

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-59-0; 320 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Food and the Memory

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2000

 

ISBN 1-903018-16-1; 300 pages; 172×245 mm; paperback; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Milk: Beyond the Dairy

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 1999

 

ISBN 1-903018-06-4; 300 pages; 171×246 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £25

 

Ox. Symp.

Public Eating

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 1991

 

ISBN 0-907325-47-5; 326 pages; 297×210 mm; paperback; tables and illustrations; £25

 

Ox. Symp.

Staple Foods

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 1989

 

ISBN 0-907325-44-0; 248 pages; 297×210 mm; paperback; tables and illustrations; £19.50

 

Ox. Symp.

The Meal

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2001

 

ISBN 1-903018-24-2; 272 pages; 246×172 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Vegetables

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2008

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-66-8; 320 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback; 12 b&w illustrations; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Wild Food

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2004

 

ISBN 1-903018-43-9; 344 pages; 246×172 mm; paperback; £30

 

Ox. Symp.

Wrapped & Stuffed Foods

    Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2012

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-99-6; 368 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback; 25 b&w illustrations; £30

 

• Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2012 •
• 32 essays by international scholars •

 

Palladius, Fitch

Opus Agriculturae

    The Work of Farming

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-92-7; 368 pages; 156×234 mm; hardback; 12 b&w drawings; £30

 

• A new translation of an essential Roman handbook •
• Medieval Europe’s key to classical agriculture •
• Uniform with Prospect’s Geoponika •

 

Peacock Open-mouthed
Perry A Baghdad Cookery Book
Perry Medieval Arab Cookery

Prior

Rhubarbaria

    Recipes for Rhubarb

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-61-3; 144 pages; 137×187 mm; paperback; £8.99

 

Rabisha

The whole Body of Cookery Dissected (1682)

 

ISBN 1-903018-11-0; 389 pages; 138×216 mm; hardback; £25

 

Raffael

Messy Cook

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-91-0; 192 pages; 174 x 246 mm; paperback; 47 colour photos; £18

 

• Home cookery as it really is •
• Recipes tried and tested over a lifetime •
• Natural photography, no airbrushing •

 

Riddervold, Ropeid

Food Conservation

    Papers from the International Ethnological Food Conference, Sogndal, 1987

 

ISBN 0-907325-40-8; 224 pages; 235×155 mm; paperback; many b&w illustrations; £14.95

 

Riley The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy (1614)
Rodinson Medieval Arab Cookery
Ropeid Food Conservation

Rossi-Wilcox

Dinner For Dickens

    The culinary history of Mrs Charles Dickens’s menu books

 

ISBN 1-903018-38-2; 376 pages; 245×170 mm; hardback; 17 b&w illustrations; £25

 

Rowe Open-mouthed

Saberi

Noshe Djan

    Afghan Food and Cookery

 

ISBN 0-907325-94-7; 160 pages; 216×137 mm; paperback; 40 b&w drawings by Abdullah Breshna; £12

 

Saberi The Road to Vindaloo
Saberi Trifle
Sail Open-mouthed
Scully La Varenne’s Cookery

Sing

Traditional Recipes of Laos

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-95-8; 320 pages; 156×232 mm; paperback with flaps; 99 b&w illustrations ; £20

 

• A foundation text for Lao cookery •
• Revered by Laotians around the world •
• Much additional matter on how to cook this sparkling cuisine •

 

Stevenson The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Kt., Opened (1669)

Symons

A History of Cooks & Cooking

 

ISBN 1-903018-07-2; 392 pages; 156×234 mm; paperback; £20

 

Thick

Sir Hugh Plat. The Search for Useful Knowledge in Early Modern London

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-65-1; 432 pages; 246×174 mm; hardback; 10 b&w illustrations; £30

 

• The first biography of an important Tudor scientist •

 

Thick

The Neat House Gardens

    Early Market Gardening around London

 

ISBN 0-907325-78-5; 200 pages; 205×145 mm; paperback; b&w illustrations; £12.50

 

la Varenne, Scully

La Varenne’s Cookery

    The French Cook; The French Pastry Chef; The French Confectioner

 

ISBN 1-903018-41-2; 628 pages; 246×174 mm; hardback; 2 b&w illustrations; £40

 

Vié, MacDonogh

Testicles

    Balls in Cooking and Culture

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-83-5; 224 pages; 234×156 mm; paperback with flaps; £20

 

• This book was announced the runner-up in the Society of Authors’ Scott-Moncrieff Prize for Giles MacDonogh’s translation from the French •
• Winner of the Prix Litteraire de la Commanderie des Gastronomes Ambassadeurs de Rungis •

 

Weise

Cooking Weeds

    A Vegetarian Cookery Book

 

ISBN 1-903018-30-7; 128 pages; 187×140 mm; paperback; 40 b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

Westrip

An ABC of Indian Food

 

ISBN 0-907325-71-8; 80 pages; 140×102 mm; paperback; line drawings; £4.99

 

White

Soup

 

ISBN 1-903018-08-0; 168 pages; 187×138 mm; paperback; illustrations; £8.99

 

Wilson

The Book of Marmalade

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-77-4; 178 pages; 187×138 mm; paperback with flaps; 13 b&w illustrations; £9.99

 

• A history and a recipe book for lovers of marmalade •
• The definitive account of the origins of marmalade •
• A new instalment in The English Kitchen series •

 

Wilson

Water of Life

    A History of Wine-distilling and Spirits 500 BC to AD 2000

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-46-0; 300 pages; 138×216 mm; hardback; 12 b&w illustrations; £30

 

Wilson

The Downright Epicure

    Essays on Edward Bunyard

 

ISBN 978-1-903018-48-4; 350 pages; 174×246 mm; hardback; illustrations; £30

 

Woolley, Albano

The Gentlewomans Companion (1675)

    or, A Guide to the Female Sex

 

ISBN 0-907325-99-8; 272 pages; 148×210 mm; hardback; £25

 

‘Wyvern’ Culinary Jottings for Madras