Vintage Tea Party

Author(s): Carolyn Caldicott


Everyone loves an old-fashioned tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, teapots with cosies, sweet peas and roses, home baking and Victorian cocktails in tea cups - they're all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter or outside in summer sunshine, hosts and guests can relax together with none of the stress or formality of a dinner party. Afternoon tea is the quintessential British tradition that has developed from its modest beginnings to become a much-loved celebration of indulgent pleasures. With evocative photographs and mouth-watering recipes, Vintage Tea Party shows how you can re-create a nostalgic world of classic comfort, elegance and delicious treats. Try Carolyn Caldicott's perfect cucumber sandwich, Victoria sponge cake, rose petal jelly, English muffins, crumpets, Earl Grey tea with gin and lemon, 'the best chocolate cake you will ever taste' and much, much more.


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Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Food & Drink Book of the Year 2011.

"You don't have to be a domestic goddess to have a tea party . . . It is all about presentation: serve your cake creations on vintage tea-things and lace-edged paper doilies for maximum impact."
-- from the book

Carolyn Caldicott and her husband Chris own the World Food Cafe in Covent Garden, where they cook and serve delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. They are the authors of three vegetarian cookery books published by Frances Lincoln. They live in London. Chris Caldicott is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn Caldicott he owns and runs the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden. He and Carolyn are co-authors of three Frances Lincoln vegetarian cookery books and his photographs also appear in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 he has been an official photographer for the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in London.

Teatime Treasured Tea Things Where to find the Vintage Look How to Cheat in Style The Start of the Affair How Teatime Began From Drawing Room to Tearoom Choosing Your Tea Milk and the Perfect Cup of Tea The History of the Sandwich Teatime Tipples Preserves Tea in the Drawing Room High Tea Tea in the Garden Fireside Tea Nursery Tea Index of Recipes

General Fields

  • : 9780711233270
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : 0.449
  • : February 2012
  • : 183mm X 168mm X 17mm
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carolyn Caldicott
  • : Hardback
  • : 413
  • : English
  • : 128
  • : 100 colour illustrations, 100 colour photographs