Afternoon Tea Cookbook
Scones, jelly roll and 150 other treats are shared in Afternoon Tea Cookbook. Sample menus, culture and brews are all part of this cherished resource for tea lovers.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 340 pages
Publisher: Stein and Day Publishers
Author: Linda Hewitt
Description: The sophisticated new way to entertain. Scores of tempting recipes and instructions for teas, coffees, tisanes, cakes, fancy breads, confections, and tea sandwiches, many with old-fashioned charm.
Welcome to the world of afternoon tea. Close the drapes, light the fire, and forget mundane affairs as you take the cozy from the kettle and pass around the Scones, Poppy Seed Toffee, Apricot Snaps, Cardamon Rusks, Red Currant Jelly Roll, or Potted Shrimp Sandwiches. Or any of the more than 150 other delights this book tells you how to make.
This civilized cutom brings together the fun of a picnic with the graciousness of a sit-down dinner. In these charmingly illustrated pages you'll learn how to turn it into your own special and distinctive way of entertaining, from the accoutrements you'll need, to sample menus and kitchen-tested recipes adapted from old-time English tea tables, from Oriental cuisine, and from the good things that were baked in American kitchens for generations by hosts and hostesses who took pride in the pleasure of their friends.
Here, too, is the story of how tea became the world's most popular beverage, how Japanese shoguns promoted the tea ceremony, why the British aristocracy took to afternoon tea, and how the custom is spreading in America. Here's an event as appealing to the eye as to the palate, a tradition that combines the quiet civility of the Japanese tea ceremony and the affable urbanity of English afternoon tea. Here's proof you needn't settle for mere sustenance when you can have civilization.
The book jacket pictures Sweet 'n Spicy Party Sandwiches, Tropical Tuna Cups, and Strawberry Supreme, as well as Peachy Tea Punch, Marmalade Tea Treat, and Honey Spiced Tea. You'll find the recipes inside The Afternoon Tea Cookbook.
Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are in very nice condition. Only page 315 has some damage where a piece of the page is torn off but all text is legible. Dust jacket has light shelf wear. Front cover's top and bottom corner of interior flap are clipped.