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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (4 Nov 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1845338316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845338312
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If ever there was a beautiful, fiery red head that knew how to bring all the glam of the golden years to life, it's Angel Adoree. Now our vintage siren is writing down her well-honed insight so that everyone can share the magic of this timeless era anywhere and for any occasion.

Angel's eye for beautiful things began at the age of thirteen when she started acquiring fur jackets, jewelled bags and glamorous hats from the vintage eras. A market stall followed and when the stall couldn't cope anymore, Angel moved to a big converted school house in Bethnal Green. It was here in 2001 that the launched 'The Vintage Experience' where Angel offered advice, styling and hand-picked vintage delights for her clients - as well as providing them with delicious cakes! The Vintage Experience lasted for seven years. When this could grow no more, the Vintage Patisserie brand was born.

Angel Adoree appeared on BBC Two's Dragon's Den in 2010 and instantly became the face to remember when she was offered £100k investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and business, The Vintage Patisserie - http://www.vintagepatisserie.co.uk.

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Vintage queen Angel Adoree is back with retro recipes, styling tips and advice to help you create a spectacular range of vintage sweets in your own kitchen, with sweet-inspired cocktails to provide the perfect accompaniment.

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Angel Adoree is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a popular vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era. Delivering music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. It has created unforgettable tea parties for famous clients including Paul Smith CBE, Myleene Klass, and Kim Jones to name but a few! Angel was the outstanding character on BBC Two's series 'Dragons' Den'. She has grown up with great determination, a skill for creativity and has taught herself strong business acumen - she ticked all the boxes with the dragons and became the face of the series. Angel's eye for beautiful things started at a young age, and by the age of thirteen she was buying vintage clothes and gems. A market stall followed and when the stall couldn't quell the tide of treasure, Angel moved to a big converted school house in Bethnal Green. It was here in 2001 that the launch of 'The Vintage Experience' took place, where Angel opened her doors to her devotees and revealed rail upon rail of vintage delights, and offered advice and hand-picked gems that were just right for her clients - as well as providing them with delicious cakes! The Vintage Experience lasted for seven years and when this brand could grow no more, the Vintage Patisserie was born! Angel's business has grown from strength to strength and this year saw the opening for her new East London event space, Vintage Hair Academy and Vintage Hospitality school. Angel's first book The Vintage Tea Party Book was shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards 2011 for Food Book of the Year.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 31 Dec 2013
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From 'Your Journey':

'The importance of sweets throughout childhood, sprinkled with family life and a love of giving, has inspired the pages ahead of you.......'

When 'The Vintage Sweets Book (Homemade sweets and party treats for friends and family)' arrived, I was pleased to see the familiar cameo cut-out cover revealing our lovable Angel Adoree and her pals. The current photo above indicates otherwise, and I think this touch adds that extra signature - that individual 'something special' - which Angel aims to achieve in her work at all levels.
If one refers to the three 'Thank You' pages - packed full - it is obvious that a number of people and organisations have been involved in this project, from its inception to publication. The 'sweet' (pun intended) and thoughtful acknowledgements are indicative of the moving nature of this lady, e.g.:

* 'Mum and Dad
I've always thanked you for the years I remember, but I have a new appreciation now for all the years I don't remember. You are wonderful parents and amazing grandparents. I can see the way you look at Arthur (Angel's son) and know that's how you looked at me - unconditional love. I'm the person I am because of you both. I know you tell me how proud you are of me, but I am of you both, too.'

Colourfully illustrated throughout, the book measures in around 19.5 cm x 25 cm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jack Chakotay VINE VOICE on 20 Mar 2014
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Let me turn my usual review style around and do recommendations first:

This book is for
1) the lovely bookshelf of the chef
2) The candy aficianado
3) somebody wanting to have a go.
4) Somebody running the candy store of your local folk museum.

This is a lovely book to look and savour. The candies jump out and hit you in the eye of your memories, making you think, where have I had that before? My kids have never tasted butterscotch and I do occasionally despair. Heck, I haven't had it in probably ten years or so. I blame you, Haribo! The waves of nostalgia that hit me for such a specialist book was unique.

Some of the recipes and the ingredients sourcing aren't meant to be easy, and for something to taste and look this good, I guess it depends on the effort put in. Along with sugar.

I think this is a great book and the results are well worth the effort the author and you put in it together. Insert joke about Willie Wonka here.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kirsty VINE VOICE on 20 Feb 2014
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After reading this, and Angel's vintage tea party book I have come to the conclusion that these books showcase style over substance

The pictures are stunning, and I liked the little crafty projects, but the majority of the recipes again fail to appeal to the standard cook. Many of the sweets need specialist equipment, and practically all of the cocktails require unusual and hard to find liquors etc. It just seems that to make anything interesting from the book it would be a major hardship, and a costly experience to find all the necessary items.

After trying a few of the simpler recipes with normal tools you would find in the kitchen, I really didn't think they were worth all of the effort. They tasted okay, but nothing special and certainly nothing like the original sweets.

To be honest there are several great websites out there that stock vintage and retro sweets at a reasonable cost, so I won't be making anything more from this book. The recipes are just to much hassle and too costly to make.

Overall. it's a pretty coffee table book. Not practical, but looks nice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anahita99 on 2 Feb 2014
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This isn't your typical sweets and confectionery book in that the presentation is a little unusual The style is very much "vintage scrapbook" and feels like a walk down memory lane for anyone who has a love for childhood sweets.

I don't think this will appeal to the very serious cooks out there but if like me you own lots of cookbooks this is a lovely addition. I see myself dipping into it for special occasions - and when I feel I have the inclination to try something new.

I personally really liked the recipes included and look forward to trying a few of them out. They seem straightforward enough and for those who may not be sure there are useful guidance tips on the skills. Note- some recipe do require a bit more in the way of skill and equipment but I think there is something for everyone in here!

Nice book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald Thompson VINE VOICE on 24 Jan 2014
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Do you remember all those jars in the confectioners? Getting a 1/4 of this, or a packet of that? Now you wonder where they went and can you get them anymore? Well now you can, some you can even make yourself! In this colourful and exciting "How To" book everything from Parma Violets to hard core Candy crunchers is included. To make them yourself is not as daunting as it may have once appeared. A little patience, some small skill, and in these woefully health conscious days, lashings of sugar are the main ingredients. A joy to try, a delight to eat, and a wonderful way to rekindle your childhood memories. And a wonderful reminder to all parents that cooking doesn't have to be worthy and healthy all the time, it will even encourage your kids to help in the kitchen. Buy. Make. Enjoy.
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