Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Vintage Tea Party

Vintage Tea Party by Carolyn Caldicott was one of the “tea” gifts I received at Christmas.  This book contains lots of information on the history of tea, teatime food and drinks and tea parties.

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The gorgeous photos alone are enough to tempt any tea enthusiast to add a copy to their library.  There are wonderful shots of teatime foods, tea ware, beautiful English gardens, quaint thatched roof cottages and seaside villages.

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There are hints on where to find the vintage look and how to cheat in style for the non baker or time challenged cook.

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This book covers lots of interesting subjects like the history of the tearoom, choosing tea, brewing tea, the history of the sandwich, and much more.

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Included are more than a few recipes that I’d like to try.  Raspberry Millefeuilles, Potted Salmon, and Butterfly Cakes with Vanilla Cream for a start.

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I’m so happy that my daughter gifted me with this new addition to my “tea” library.

4 comments:

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I have this book, but was busy at the time I got it. I need to go back and look at it again. Thanks for sharing.

Angela McRae said...

I have this book but haven't looked at it in a while -- so I love seeing it through your eyes as a reminder to go check it out again!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I may have to add this tea book to my collection. The butterfly cakes are sweet and I remember potted salmon available in the grocery store years ago.

Marilyn said...

This is one on my Wish List and I think I must get it.

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