dinsdag 13 januari 2009

Tea with Jane Austen

Among Jane Austen's many attractions for the modern reader are the comfortable domestic details that furnish her novels, and what could be more comforting than tea? Tea was not just a beverage in Austen's time, but a key ingredient in social ritual, and her letters and novels are full of references to its buying, preparing, serving, and drinking. In this book, readers will find not only plenty of tea-related Austen quotes, but a well-researched history of Austen-era tea drinking at different times of day and in different settings. Recipes taken from contemporary cookbooks for old-fashioned delicacies such as orange jelly and syllabub are accompanied by modern adaptations. Austen purists may cringe at the emphasis on cozy charm, but there's definitely something appealing about settling down with a nice cup of Earl Grey, a Bath cake, and a copy of Pride and Prejudice.

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"Tea, a social history, and author Jane Austen--Kim Wilson's delicious little book will instruct and amuse fans of any or all three...Highly recommended." Tea: A Magazine

I was utterly charmed by the collection of so much information about tea in Jane Austen’s day. -- Bobbie Gay, JASNA News, Spring 2005

Kim Wilson has assembled a collection of anecdotes, quotations, verses and recipes, charmingly illustrated with engravings and line drawings. -- Jane Austen's Regency World, January, 2005

Ms. WIlson has an engaging sense of humor that shows itself continuously, but not uproariously. -- AustenBlog, www.austenblog.com, March, 2005

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