Friday, September 2, 2011

Tea & Crumpets book giveaway

While searching my tea book library for a particular volume, I noticed that I own two copies of Tea & Crumpets by Margaret M. Johnson.  I really do need to make a list of all the tea related books that are currently in my collection.

So, I thought, who better to give the extra copy to than one of my blog friends.

P9023132The book description on Amazon reads: 

“Curious armchair travelers, nostalgic food excursionists, and inventive home entertainers will adore this tour of Europe's legendary tearooms and salons. A delicious culinary and cultural experience as well as a treasure trove of recipes from top-notch destinations, this little gem lets readers in on the rituals of taking tea. Recipes like the Ritz's cucumber sandwiches, Claridge's famous raisin and apple scones, or chocolate scones from Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel, as well as color photographs of tasty tea fare and European teahouses, bring the charm of afternoon tea to anyone's home.”

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The book begins with “A Little History of Tea and ends with “A Traveler’s Guide to European Tearooms”.  It is filled with tea quotes and lovely photos.  There are lots of great recipes like salmon mousse pinwheels, crumpets, raisin apple scones,  pistachio shortbread, chocolate and banana charlottes, battenberg cake and many more.

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If you’d like to win a copy of Tea & Crumpets, just leave me a comment on this post before 9 pm on Monday, September 5.  I’ll randomly pick a winner from the comments, but I’m afraid that I can only mail the book to someone within the USA.

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Here is one of the many quotes in the book:

“Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment”  - Brillat-Savarin

11 comments:

Snap said...

One can never have too many tea books! I'd love to give it a home!

Ginger said...

How nice to share your extra copy. And the description and pictures look great.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Sarah V said...

All of those yummy pictures made me hungry - I would love to take that extra copy off of your hands. Thank you for offering it as a prize.
Sarahbythebay@gmail.com

Diana in Wisconsin said...

Sounds like a yummy book!
Thanks for sharing!

Gram said...

That Battenberg cake looks wonderful!

Bernideen said...

I sell this book in my store - so don't include me but I can see why you accidently bought two as it is very good. I have made the marmalade loaf a number of times and I like all the trivia that they give on each recipe! Best wishes to the lucky winner who will love it!

jemilyea said...

The photo of Battenburg cake reminds me of Jane Brocket's blog

http://yarnstorm.blogs.com/

which you might enjoy if you've not heard of it already. jemilyea at gmail dot com

Robin said...

I love my tea related books! I frequently browse the book sections of my local consignment and thrift stores for all that I can find. What a nice gesture to offer it as a give away!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am running late for my visits this week. I just saw your tea cup and tea pot. I have the cup, however I have never seen the teapot it is amazing. Please put me down for at shot at the book. I love tea book. Have a great weekend. Hope to see you early next week. Blessings, Martha

Marlena said...

It's very nice of you to do this. Thanks, even if I don't win

Angela McRae said...

Rats! I got wayyyy behind on blog reading while finishing up a certain writing project and missed this great giveaway. Oh well, maybe next time. And congrats to the winner!

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