Book Review - A Literary Tea Party: Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere by Alison Walsh
I love to cook almost just as much as I like to read and this book did NOT disappoint. You wouldn't normally read a cookbook from cover to cover but I couldn't help myself with this one. Not only were the directions easy to read but the recipes and literary references were right on par!
Although I recognized some of the dishes, the spin given to each one made them fresh, bright with color and undeniably delicious! I can't wait to get my mixer out and whip something up! I'll have to reread some of my favorite classics and pair them with recipes that match! I promise to share!
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 Afternoon Tea, 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.(less)