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A traditional looking book with a wealth of recipes.
on 19 September 2001
This little Victorian-style book in peach, black and white has lots of stories about the history of the afternoon tea as well as all the traditional recipes. Stories about the origins of the afternoon tea are illustrated with passages from Dickens to Oscar Wilde. There are chapters on 'winter teas', 'summer teas' and chapters on 'foreign cakes and wicked cakes'. There is a wealth of recipes as well as a description of how a to cook them. This is an ideal little book for an experienced cook who has been searching for a particular traditional recipe, this book is sure to have it.