PPC (Petits Propos Culinaires)

Our journal of food studies and food history appears three times a year. Please send review copies of books for PPC to Tom Jaine, Allaleigh House, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DL. If you would like to write or submit for publication, please contact Tom Jaine on tom.jaine@prospectbooks.co.uk.

You can buy an annual online digital subscription through Exact Editions, who are exactly excellent. Please have a look here – the cost is not prohibitive. Institutions can sign up for digital editions using this link to Exact editions  We are not able to sell a complete print set of PPC these days.

Quick link: Browse the contents of the back issues of Petits Propos Culinaires.


Please use the links below to subscribe for print editions:

Individuals – UK 3 issue (one year) print subscription £30.00.
Institutions and Universities 3 issue (one year) print subscription £ 55.00.
Individuals – UK 6 issue (two year) print subscription £ 50.00.
Individuals – Overseas 6 issue (two year) print subscription £ 60.00.
Individuals – Overseas 3 issue (one year) print subscription £50.00


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View the whole back catalogue for Petits Propos Culinaires, the Contents page of each, and a sample article.

PPC is edited by Tom Jaine. It was founded by Alan and Jane Davidson. The late Alan Davidson was the author of three works on seafood and fish cookery, as well as the author of The Oxford Companion to Food. PPC is A5 format and normally contains 128 pages. As well as articles on food history, an issue contains book reviews.  If you go to http://members.tripod.com/rdeh, you will find a consolidated index to numbers 1–55 as well as other information about the journal. Back numbers of the journal are available from Prospect Books in London (most are in stock, but not those listed below). Their individual price is £7 per issue, plus postage, but £10.00 per issue from PPC 114, (2019). If anyone wishes to buy over 3 back issues at one time, they are advised to contact Catheryn direct by email to secure a better price on the postage. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 21, 27, 32, 33, 34, 39, 48, 49, 51, 52, 56, 60, 61, 73, 76, 77, 83, 84, 86, 90, 96, 97 and 102 are out of print. We will supply a PDF of any of these issues, by email, for a price of £7. We will also supply any individual article as a PDF file for £6.00. Click here to buy, then advise (catheryn@prospectbooks.co.uk) with the details of which article, and issue of PPC it comes from, so we can email it to you.

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