PPC is a journal of food studies and food history that has appeared three times a year since 1980. PPC was founded by Alan and Jane Davidson and early contributors included Elizabeth David and Richard Olney.
The late Alan Davidson was author of three standard works on seafood and fish cookery, as well as author of award winning reference The Oxford Companion to Food.
The editing and publishing of PPC was taken on by Tom Jaine in 2000, from issue number 64.
PPC is A5 format and normally contains 128 pages. As well as articles on food history, an issue will contain several book reviews.