Tea and Crumpets

January 4, 2014 - Comment

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,

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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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S. D. Fischer says:

For the Tea Connoisseur or the Average Joe I have several other books on tea and many, many more on desserts, quick breads and muffins but Tea & Crumpets is an excellent addition to my bookcase.The book starts with an introduction to tea including a brief history. It was interesting enough to keep my attention and although I consider myself knowledgeable about tea, I learned a lot.The chapters of recipes include Sandwiches and Savories; Crumpets, Scones and Fruit Breads; Teatime Sweets; and the French Art of…

Bryar T. Cougle ""tea and mystery fan"" says:

Enjoyable and Informative I have probably over one hundred books on tea, taking tea and food for tea. Tea and Crumpets is probably the one I would save of all of them. It is fun to read,has great recipes and could provide ideas for tea for quite some time. A wonderful resource for the beginner or aging tea lover.

Midwest Book Review says:

Will appeal not just to Anglophiles and Francophiles, but to anyone who has ever learned to appreciate a wonderful cup of tea “Tea & Crumpets: Recipes & Rituals from European Tearooms & Cafes” is an elegantly beautiful, bound tea cookbook that contains tasteful reductions of the history of tea in addition to a selection of classic tea recipes and suggestions for savories, scones, and sweets, plus a sampling of various Western European tea customs as well as a traveler’s guide to European tearooms. All of this is studded with beautiful photographs of delectable tea treats, tea serving accessories and china, and famous…

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