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Food History Journal Petits Propos Culinaires Launches Digital Subscriptions to Complete Archive

Annual digital subscriptions to the complete archive of food history journal Petits Propos Culinaires (PPC) are now available through publishing platform Exact Editions. Subscriptions are available to both individuals and institutions and include fully-searchable access to the entire series dating back to 1980, as well as all future issues, across web, iOS and Android devices.

Now in its 21st year, PPC is the leading journal of food history, and was founded by Alan Davidson, Elizabeth David, and other writers in food history, restaurants and enjoyment. Regular contributors include: Peter Brears, world expert on traditional English food and historical palace kitchens; Charles Perry, the foremost expert on Arabic cookery from the thirteenth century onwards; Elisabeth Luard; Corinna Sargood; Helen Saberi; and many more. The writers are historians, restauranteurs, and food writers across many platforms, with a plethora of published works.

The new digital archive of food studies is unique. The streamlined navigational features of the Exact Editions platform mean the archive benefits from linked contents pages and an advanced search function.

PPC is available in the Exact Editions shops here:



Publisher Catheryn Kilgarriff, said: “It’s remarkable to see every single issue of PPC neatly stacked and ready for browsing. The archive brings 40 years of food history to life and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the journal has translated to this new digital format.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “We are delighted to have worked with PPC to make this new and important resource instantly accessible to both individuals and institutions at the click of a button. The striking visuals will certainly give readers an appetite, too!”

About Petits Propos Culinaires:

Petits Propos Culinaires, or PPC as the series is known, is a food history journal published three times a year by Prospect Books, edited by Tom Jaine since 1980. Each issue includes both articles on food history and copious book reviews.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology, which enables publishers to provide streaming, time-limited access to digital editions.

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