A Literary Tea Party
Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere
by Alison Walsh
Cooking, Food & Wine
A Literary-Inspired Cookbook for Voracious Readers at Teatime
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 Tea Party, 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.
I received an e-arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really loved this cookbook. I love nerdy/literary recipes, and this book had a wide mix of of foods, sweet to savory, and a wide range of classic books. I also loved the pictures of each food – they were beautiful, and the instructions were all clear and easy to follow. I really loved how each food was paired with a tea or drink, and each had its own recipe as well, which was really creative and cute. The themed party ideas and baking tips were well done as well. The tips for less common ingredients, their uses, substitutions, explanations on certain less common baking techniques were very useful and welcome – definitely beginner baker friendly. Overall, if you enjoy baking and classic literature, this is the cookbook for you!