Friday, December 31, 2010

DO YOU LOVE ENGLISH STYLE TEA? TEA & CRUMPETS TEA BOOK IS THE BEST!



Right before Christmas I purchased a few new tea books and I have decided this is my favorite!  Why?  Because I love 
the English style of serving and enjoying Afternoon Tea.  I had written a post on Alice's Teacup tea book which is all about whimsical style and there are many of you who love Asian style as well - but I love the English! (I got this book at Barnes & Noble)






What makes this book great is the fact that Margaret has researched history - yes - the history of each and every recipe and food item and it's beginnings!  We have been selling boxes of tarts for years in our gourmet pantry and Margaret Johnson has now given me the history of bakewell tarts!




This book is full of great historic recipes.....


I am particularily charmed by all the trivia surrounding the recipes in this book which makes Afternoon Tea so enjoyable.  I highly recommend it as an educational tool to learn more!

Margaret M. Johnson's book was  published in 2009....it covers England, Ireland, Wales, Paris, Scotland and Switzerland.

See my store blog if you are interested in purchasing the fun "chocolate pot".....

11 comments:

[email protected] Cottage said...

What a beautiful book. I'll be SURE to purchase it!!! Are the recipes for those delightful confections in it??? YUMMMMMMY!!!!
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with us...
Have a wonderful New Year,
Hugs, Donna

Antiques And Teacups said...

Thanks for sharing that, Bernideen. Looks right up my alley. Where did you find it?
And have a wonderful New Year! Looking forward to taking tea with you...if only online!
Ruth

Marilyn said...

Hi friend,
We've a bit of a blizzard out here on the eastern plains, so am enjoying a cup of tea and visiting from my warm, snug home.

I do enjoy stopping in and love to read about new books. I have quite a collection now with my newest children's book "Tea for Ruby" by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. I think you'd like it, too. The illustrations are delightful!

Happy New Year to you and your family. ♥♫

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
the pictures are really mouthwatering.
I wish you a Happy New Year full of Health, Luck and Joy.
Greetings, Johanna

parTea lady said...

That is such a sweet snowman pot. I have this book too and will have to have another look soon.

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

Hello Bernideen! I see I will have to find this book! My family is Irish, so I must have it. ;) I hope you have a healthy and prosperous New Year!!

Hugs,
Sheri

Barbara said...

Looks a lovely book. I am planning to do a post on the history of afternoon tea sometime soon - well more than I have done in the past.

We grew up saying "Lashes, and Lashes of Crumpets, simply oozing with butter. The only way to eat them.
Happy New Year to you Bernideen.

Rizzi said...

THEY LOOK LIKE WONDERFUL BOOKS, THAT WOULD BE A NICE GIFT FOR MY DAUGHTER JACKIE, SHE LOVES TEA AND DOING ALL THE TRIMMINGS. (AS I)
HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR BERNIDEEN, HAVE A NICE WEEK. RIZZI

Joyce said...

Ohhhh Bernideen, I have an "Amazon Gift Card" I was going to save up for a "rainy day" but now I have to say that you have dearly tempted me to buy this book. HA! Guess I'll hop on over there to look for it now. HA!

Kathy said...

A beautiful book and also a darling tea pot.
xoxo...Kathy

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Thanks for the book review...I always appreciate reviews by people who enjoy the same things I do! Thank you!