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Vintage Tea Party

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By (author) Carolyn Caldicott, By (photographer) Chris Caldicott

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 183mm x 17mm | 449g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711233276
  • ISBN 13: 9780711233270
  • Illustrations note: 100 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 39,281

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Everyone loves an old-fashioned tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, teapots with cosies, sweet peas and roses, home baking and Victorian cocktails in tea cups - they're all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter or outside in summer sunshine, hosts and guests can relax together with none of the stress or formality of a dinner party. Afternoon tea is the quintessential British tradition that has developed from its modest beginnings to become a much-loved celebration of indulgent pleasures. With evocative photographs and mouth-watering recipes, Vintage Tea Party shows how you can re-create a nostalgic world of classic comfort, elegance and delicious treats. Try Carolyn Caldicott's perfect cucumber sandwich, Victoria sponge cake, rose petal jelly, English muffins, crumpets, Earl Grey tea with gin and lemon, 'the best chocolate cake you will ever taste' and much, much more.

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CHRIS CALDICOTT is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn Caldicott he owned and ran the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden. He and Carolyn are co-authors of three Frances Lincoln vegetarian cookery books and his photographs also appear in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 he has been an official photographer for the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in Winchester. For many years, CAROLYN CALDICOTT and her husband Chris owned the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden, where they cooked and served delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. They are the authors of three vegetarian cookery books published by Frances Lincoln.

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An appealing and beautifully photographed little book full of delicious recipes by Carolyn Caldicott. New teashops seem to be springing up all over the place, and this celebration of all that is quintessentially British deserves a space both on the cookery and gift bookshelves. Bookseller What a delightful cookery book this is! Full of yummy recipes for the perfect tea party. Everything from choosing the tea to seasonal celebrations is accompanied by sumptuous photographs. I guarantee this book will have you rushing into your kitchen and dusting down your best china! Wonderful. -- Waterstones Lancaster recommends The idea present for any baking fanatic, an attractively illustrated mix of history and ideas for recreating your own ideal teatime. It might be high tea, classic afternoon tea, the classics are here with new ideas and twists making for a good recipe range. Bookseller An enjoyable read, full of interesting ideas from table decoration to recipes. Period Living A delightful secular Easter present in lieu of chocolate eggs or knitted chicks; but also the perfect present for your parish priest, to inspire them to reinvent that classic social occasion, the vicarage tea party... Let everything stop for tea again. Church Times With beautiful photographs and mouth-watering recipes, Vintage Tea Party shows how you can re-create a nostalgic world of classic comfort, elegance and delicious treats. Prizes Galore A guide to the perfect tea time. Packed with historical info and beautifully illustrated. Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Brimming with ideas and recipes for cakes, preserves and all those classic English tea-time treats that go down so well at a fete. English Garden Pretty crockery and home baking are definitely back in fashion and this lovely little book is full of ideas for sumptuous teas throughout the year. Woman Alive With beautiful photographs and mouth-watering recipes, Vintage Tea Party shows how you can re-create a nostalgic world of classic comfort, elegance and delicious treats. Prizes Galore Celebrates that quintessetially English feast, and would be perfect for anyone planning a tea party, whether for a whole street at the Diamond Jubilee, or a few friends in the garden or round the fire. Good Book Guide Shows how you can recreate a nostalgic world of comfirt, elegance and delicious treats. Western Morning News A delight to peruse, this sweet recipe book is a must for any vintage-lover's shelf. No. 1 Captures all the comforting and elegant details of the classic tea party. Easy Food

Table of contents

Teatime Treasured Tea Things Where to find the Vintage Look How to Cheat in Style The Start of the Affair How Teatime Began From Drawing Room to Tearoom Choosing Your Tea Milk and the Perfect Cup of Tea The History of the Sandwich Teatime Tipples Preserves Tea in the Drawing Room High Tea Tea in the Garden Fireside Tea Nursery Tea Index of Recipes