New and forthcoming titles
The English Kitchen
Nottingham PG Conference
Other food sites
Other food sites
- The Art and Mystery of Food
This a blog of a keen researcher into food history,
particularly in Scotland. His articles are well researched and
- Old and Vintage Cookbooks
As the number of specialist dealers in cookery and food books
declines in Britain, so another rises high in the firmament of
places the collector must visit. Full online catalogue and often
- Early Vegetarian Recipes
With recipes dating from 1691 up to 1914, ‘Early
Vegetarian Recipes’ explores what life was like for vegetarians and food
reformers in the days before veggie sausages were readily
available. Recipes from 20 writers are included, and it would be
hard to imagine today's explosion in vegetarian ingredients, ready meals
and restaurant options without these inspirational men and women.
- Black Cat Books
Specialist Dealer in Books and Journals on
Cookery and Food History since 1984. Supplier of antiquarian and
second-hand books to libraries, institutions and individual collectors,
- Athenaeum bookstore
A Dutch bookstore that actually stock copies of PPC as well as
many other Prospect titles.
England's premier food campaigning body for those who like a
spoonful of intellectual jollop with their chips.
A UK website mainly offering second-hand cookery books, the
gardening side being still in development. The owner is in the process
of opening a retail shop (with new books) in Tunbridge Wells.
- The Food Museum
The FOOD Museum celebrates food history and food heritage sites as
it examines the past, present and future of the world's food. It
researches, collects, preserves, exhibits and explains the history and
social significance of food. The FOOD Museum brings artifacts and
programs to where people gather, both in person and on-line.
Dalby's Food Words
Andrew Dalby's home page and a rapidly growing site focusing on
languages, food history, the names of foods in many languages, and books
about these subjects. New quotations and definitions, new pages and
links added five times a week.
An English dealer who specialises in fish, natural history, dogs
and deer who also is the UK agent for the UN FAO publications
division. If you click on Pot Luck under the rubric
‘Catalogues’, you will get his food catalogue which includes
second-hand as well as new titles.
America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
A site which has both digital images of the pages as well as
searchable scanned texts of 76 American cookbooks from the 18th century
to the present day. Highly professional.
- Online Culinary
A voluntary cooperative where they have listed English culinary
texts from the medieval period to 1700 and have provided click-through
links to people's transcriptions, pdfs, or scans of a few of them.
- Culinary Historians of Ontario
The Culinary Historians of Ontario is an information network for
foodways research in Ontario. It is an organization for anyone
interested in Ontario's historic food and beverages, from those of the
First Nations to recent immigrants. We research, interpret, preserve and
celebrate Ontario's culinary heritage.
- The David Brown Book Company
The David Brown Book Company is Prospect Books’ US distributor
and American customers may find it quicker and more convenient
to order books through their website as we only send out from
the UK via surface mail. Oxbow and DBBC (the English and US
branches of the same company) specialise in books about
history and archaeology and their catalogue is well worth
The American food historian, Sandra Oliver’s
journal/newsletter Food History News has now migrated from
print to entirely web-based operation. The site is instructive
on all matters of American food history.
- Marleen Willebrands
The Dutch website of the culinary historian Marleen Willebrands
containing facsimiles and other files relating to half a dozen
of important early Dutch cookery books. She has kindly
translated some of the material into English.
- Gastronomica: The Journal of
Food and Culture
Gastronomica is the US journal of food studies and food history
edited by Darra Goldstein. It is mainly useful for purchasing
back issues and for conducting title searches for earlier
- Books for Cooks, Australia
Books for Cooks, Australia is a Melbourne bookstore (in
Fitzroy) run by Tim and Amanda White. They stock most of
Prospect’s titles as well as PPC. As we have no Australian
distributor, this is a great service and their catalogue is
accessible via the World Wide Web.
- Gardening and Planting by the Moon
This site is devoted to Nick Kollerstrom’s astrological
activities including his gardeners’ calendar for times of best
planting etc., according to the precepts of Rudolph Steiner and
others. We used to publish Nick’s calendars so include this link
for old times sake.
- Index to PPC issues 1–55
This link takes you to a cumulative index of early PPCs as well
as to the Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium up to 1994. There
is also material relating to the late Alan Davidson’s Oxford
Companion and other activities.
- Ivan Day’s Historic Food Site
Ivan is Britain's foremost
reconstructionist cook, able to make a bewildering variety of pies,
cakes and ices, as well as countless other dishes just as they might
have been made in previous centuries. He also holds
residential courses when these skills are imparted to the world at
large. The site is full of recipes, grand photographs of previous
achievements, and lots of other material about early British
- The Digital Librarian
The Digital Librarian is a site that has thousands of hyperlinks
to sources of all sorts of information. This section relates to
food and drink and food-writing as well as to some food history.
Much, but not all, relates to the USA.
- Cindy Renfrow
Cindy Renfrow maintains an interesting site devoted to culinary
history and brewing history. Her links to web resources are
- Central Books