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A Literary Tea Party : Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere

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A Literary-Inspired Cookbook for Voracious Readers at Teatime
Tea and books: the perfect pairing. There's nothing quite like sitting down to a good book on a lovely afternoon with a steaming cup of tea beside you, as you fall down the rabbit hole into the imaginative worlds of Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, and Sherlock Holmes . . .

Fire up your literary fancies and nibble your way through delicate sweets and savories with A Literary Tea Party, which brings food from classic books to life with a teatime twist. Featuring fifty-five perfectly portioned recipes for an afternoon getaway, including custom homemade tea blends and beverages, you will have everything you need to plan an elaborate tea party. Cook up and enjoy:


Turkish Delight while sipping on the White Witch's Hot Chocolate from The Chronicles of Narnia
Drink Me Tea with the Queen of Hearts's Painted Rose Cupcakes from Alice in Wonderland
Eeyore's "Hipy Bthuthday" Cake with Hundred Acre Hot Chocolate from Winnie the Pooh
Hannah's Sweet Potato Bacon Pastries and Jo's Gingerbread from Little Women
Tom Sawyer's Whitewashed Jelly Doughnuts from Tom Sawyer
And more!


Accompanied with photographs and book quotes, these recipes, inspired by the great works of literature, will complement any good book for teatime reading and eating.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 191 x 241 x 18mm | 726g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1510729100
  • 9781510729100
  • 300,349

Review Text

"Alison sets the table with comfort and nostalgia and a side of insight into why food is important in our fiction. The recipes are perfect for teatime with friends or curled up with a good book, sneaking bites between turning the pages."
-Diane Ault, Fiction-Food Cafe
"I love books and I love to cook. This cookbook is a dream come true with all of its recipes based on so many of my favorite stories. I've made many of the recipes and I can attest that they are delicious! This cookbook has so many tips and tricks, so a novice cook can learn to take her skills to the next level and impress her geeky friends at her next literary gathering. The Big Apple Hand Pies are a must-make!"
-Victoria Grace Howell, staff writer at Area of Effect Magazine
"I finished reading it in a rush, compelled to read every single page. . . . If you're looking for an amazing recipe book full of literary referrals, . . . this is the book for you."
- Books Daily News
" A Literary Tea Party is a delight for both of the reader and the foodie. Picking up inspiration from classical literary works as diverse as Romeo and Juliet , White Fang , or the Wizard of Oz , it set up the table for a lengthy discussion about life, works, words, and, obviously, taste buds."
- Boiled Words
"An amazing, deliciously sweet book that will brighten the tea time of every book lover. . . . A must-have in any book lovers' collection right between the classics and the cookbooks."
- Book Traveller
"A cute and fun collection of mostly simple and familiar recipes. . . . The Queen of Hearts painted rose cupcakes offer a big impression with a simple technique, and many of the savories, while simple in execution, are fun."
- Food Book Feast
"Have you ever yearned to eat what the characters in your current book are eating? Or gotten hungry from the descriptions of food in books? . . . This was a lovely book to read and even better to cook from."
- Bibliomnivorous
"Thanks to this unique book, I can fulfil my literary foodie fantasies! . . . A Literary Tea Party is charming and well-thought out. . . . Perfect for the tea, food, and book lovers in your life."
- Rebecca Reviews
"I absolutely love the concept behind this book - a literary tea party. Reading the blurb of this book made me seriously consider throwing a themed tea party just so I could show off all these great recipes!"
- Ally's Appraisals
"Reading and cooking from this book will evoke memories from books read in the past and inspire readers to not only pick up those books again, but to have a nice tea party at the same time."
- Bella Online
"The perfect gift for the special bookworm in your life, or something you should treat yourself to if you are a whimsy literature lover."
- Macarons and Paperbacks
"[This] lovely book will be a delightful companion for those who love children's books and teatime . . . a fun way to get kids cooking."
- A Magical Homeschool
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Review quote

"Alison sets the table with comfort and nostalgia and a side of insight into why food is important in our fiction. The recipes are perfect for teatime with friends or curled up with a good book, sneaking bites between turning the pages."
-Diane Ault, Fiction-Food Cafe
"I love books and I love to cook. This cookbook is a dream come true with all of its recipes based on so many of my favorite stories. I've made many of the recipes and I can attest that they are delicious! This cookbook has so many tips and tricks, so a novice cook can learn to take her skills to the next level and impress her geeky friends at her next literary gathering. The Big Apple Hand Pies are a must-make!"
-Victoria Grace Howell, staff writer at Area of Effect Magazine
"I finished reading it in a rush, compelled to read every single page. . . . If you're looking for an amazing recipe book full of literary referrals, . . . this is the book for you."
-Books Daily News
"A Literary Tea Party is a delight for both of the reader and the foodie. Picking up inspiration from classical literary works as diverse as Romeo and Juliet, White Fang, or the Wizard of Oz, it set up the table for a lengthy discussion about life, works, words, and, obviously, taste buds."
-Boiled Words
"An amazing, deliciously sweet book that will brighten the tea time of every book lover. . . . A must-have in any book lovers' collection right between the classics and the cookbooks."
-Book Traveller
"A cute and fun collection of mostly simple and familiar recipes. . . . The Queen of Hearts painted rose cupcakes offer a big impression with a simple technique, and many of the savories, while simple in execution, are fun."
-Food Book Feast
"Have you ever yearned to eat what the characters in your current book are eating? Or gotten hungry from the descriptions of food in books? . . . This was a lovely book to read and even better to cook from."
-Bibliomnivorous
"Thanks to this unique book, I can fulfil my literary foodie fantasies! . . . A Literary Tea Party is charming and well-thought out. . . . Perfect for the tea, food, and book lovers in your life."
-Rebecca Reviews
"I absolutely love the concept behind this book - a literary tea party. Reading the blurb of this book made me seriously consider throwing a themed tea party just so I could show off all these great recipes!"
-Ally's Appraisals
"Reading and cooking from this book will evoke memories from books read in the past and inspire readers to not only pick up those books again, but to have a nice tea party at the same time."
-Bella Online
"The perfect gift for the special bookworm in your life, or something you should treat yourself to if you are a whimsy literature lover."
-Macarons and Paperbacks
"[This] lovely book will be a delightful companion for those who love children's books and teatime . . . a fun way to get kids cooking."
-A Magical Homeschool "Alison sets the table with comfort and nostalgia and a side of insight into why food is important in our fiction. The recipes are perfect for teatime with friends or curled up with a good book, sneaking bites between turning the pages."
-Diane Ault, Fiction-Food Cafe
"I love books and I love to cook. This cookbook is a dream come true with all of its recipes based on so many of my favorite stories. I've made many of the recipes and I can attest that they are delicious! This cookbook has so many tips and tricks, so a novice cook can learn to take her skills to the next level and impress her geeky friends at her next literary gathering. The Big Apple Hand Pies are a must-make!"
-Victoria Grace Howell, staff writer at Area of Effect Magazine
"I finished reading it in a rush, compelled to read every single page. . . . If you're looking for an amazing recipe book full of literary referrals, . . . this is the book for you."
-Books Daily News
"A Literary Tea Party is a delight for both of the reader and the foodie. Picking up inspiration from classical literary works as diverse as Romeo and Juliet, White Fang, or the Wizard of Oz, it set up the table for a lengthy discussion about life, works, words, and, obviously, taste buds."
-Boiled Words
"An amazing, deliciously sweet book that will brighten the tea time of every book lover. . . . A must-have in any book lovers' collection right between the classics and the cookbooks."
-Book Traveller
"A cute and fun collection of mostly simple and familiar recipes. . . . The Queen of Hearts painted rose cupcakes offer a big impression with a simple technique, and many of the savories, while simple in execution, are fun."
-Food Book Feast
"Have you ever yearned to eat what the characters in your current book are eating? Or gotten hungry from the descriptions of food in books? . . . This was a lovely book to read and even better to cook from."
-Bibliomnivorous
"Thanks to this unique book, I can fulfil my literary foodie fantasies! . . . A Literary Tea Party is charming and well-thought out. . . . Perfect for the tea, food, and book lovers in your life."
-Rebecca Reviews
"I absolutely love the concept behind this book - a literary tea party. Reading the blurb of this book made me seriously consider throwing a themed tea party just so I could show off all these great recipes!"
-Ally's Appraisals
"Reading and cooking from this book will evoke memories from books read in the past and inspire readers to not only pick up those books again, but to have a nice tea party at the same time."
-Bella Online
"The perfect gift for the special bookworm in your life, or something you should treat yourself to if you are a whimsy literature lover."
-Macarons and Paperbacks
"[This] lovely book will be a delightful companion for those who love children's books and teatime . . . a fun way to get kids cooking."
-A Magical Homeschool
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About Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh first began cooking as a way to stretch her post-college paycheck, and her love of cooking grew. In 2014, she combined her love of food and books into Alison's Wonderland Recipes (WonderlandRecipes.com), a food blog dedicated to book-inspired recipes. She guest writes for Real Life at Home and her recipes have been featured on MuggleNet, the number one Harry Potter fan website. She lives in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Sara Letourneau is a speculative fiction writer for teens and adults. She is a poet, tea reviewer, music journalist, and columnist at DIY MFA and Writers Helping Writers. She lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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