27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A pretty book, but not my cup of tea,
This review is from: The Vintage Tea Party Book (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This is a very pretty and aesthetically pleasing book, but it was not quite what I was hoping for.
The book itself is of a very high quality, with plenty of photos of cute vintage items to keep you flicking through. The party planning and hosting tips were very informative and useful, as were the tips on what to look out for when purchasing vintage clothes and other items. I also liked the ideas for decorations at the party, and I found these to be the highlight of the book for me
However, I have only given three stars because the recipes section of the book was a disappointment to me. Personally I did not find many of the recipies appetising, and out of the whole book I only noted down a total of four recipes to try out. I think many of the recipes would be an acquired taste, and like every cook book not everything will satisfy everyone.
I also found that many of the recipes would actually be quite expensive to make, and may not fit into everyone's budget in today's financial situation. Some of the main ingredients include: oysters, veal, venison, scallops and crab. If you were to make several dishes, it may cost more than you would expect.
So overall I found myself quite disheartened as I finished the book, as the food just did not appeal to me. After all why do you host/attend a party? For the lovely food of course! But that just wasn't present for me in this book unfortunately.
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Initial post: 9 Dec 2011 23:21:20 GMT
mo brown says:
i have bought one for my daughter for xmas. and i looked through it. i found the book charming. good recipes. i am thinking buying another one for my sister. i give it ten out of ten. well done and put together. it must have taken a lot of planning. great book . any more ever coming out like this, on different subjects ever please??
a few crafts added and more patterns and home ideas please . i await it soon . . bless/x
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