Andrea Broomfield is Professor of English at Johnson County Community College, Kansas. She is about to publish a history of Kansas City restaurants and is the author of Food and Cooking in Victorian England. Her blog is a rich repository of information about Florence White. Andrew Dalby is a familiar name to readers of PPC. His entries in the catalogue of Prospect Books are many, his range of interests is wide. He lives in Poitou. Catherine Rose Ellis received her doctorate from the University of Durham in 2018 for her thesis ‘Sex Work and Ingestion in Eighteenth-Century France’. Nader Mehravari’s academic background is science, engineering and technology, having taught at Cornell, Syracuse and Princeton, and he is now on the faculty at UC, Davis. His interest in food is long-standing and he has previously contributed to the proceedings of the Oxford Symposium. Nawal Nasrallah, an independent scholar specializing in history and culture of Arab food, has published Delights from the Garden of Eden (Equinox 2013), Dates: A Global History (Reaktion Books 2011), and English translations of medieval Arabic cookbooks by Brill, Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens, Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table, and the forthcoming Best of Delectable Foods and Dishes by the Andalusi scholar Ibn Razin al-Tujibi. Blake Perkins spends a lot of time in Rhode Island where he writes quarterly posts at This is the latest of a number of contributions to PPC. Barbara Santich is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide. Her first book was The Original Mediterranean Cuisine (Prospect Books 1995) and she has since written much on Australian food history. Her next offering, on Provence in the eighteenth century, is excerpted below. Fanny Yonish is a PhD student in General History at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Her research centres on the interaction between women’s history and cookery and conduct books. Her article below is founded on her MA thesis.

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