Alice's Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches, and More from New York's Most Whimsical Tea Spot

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The delightful sisters and owners of Alice's Tea Cup share nearly one hundred recipes from their charming and wildly popular Manhattan restaurants

For almost ten years, Alice's Tea Cup has been a destination in New York City for locals and tourists alike who crave a scrumptious afternoon tea without airs or pretension. Haley and Lauren Fox learned at an early age that tea was more than just a beverage—it was an event to be shared and protected—and they divulge their tea-making...

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Overview

The delightful sisters and owners of Alice's Tea Cup share nearly one hundred recipes from their charming and wildly popular Manhattan restaurants

For almost ten years, Alice's Tea Cup has been a destination in New York City for locals and tourists alike who crave a scrumptious afternoon tea without airs or pretension. Haley and Lauren Fox learned at an early age that tea was more than just a beverage—it was an event to be shared and protected—and they divulge their tea-making philosophy and dozens of delectable recipes in this beautiful cookbook.

Embodying the mantra "tea turned on its ear," Alice's Tea Cup serves up unique twists to traditional Victorian tea fare, including:

Savories—Lapsang Souchong Smoked Chicken Salad and Cucumber Watercress Sandwiches with Lemon Chive Butter

Baked goods—Banana Nutella Cake and Mint Black Bottom Cupcakes

Sweet treats—Alice'S'mores and Queen of Tarts

Tea selections—from African Dew to Rooibos Bourbon

Specialty drinks—Alice's Tea-jito and Ginger Mar-tea-ni

And of course Alice's world-famous tender, moist scones—including nineteen versions, from pumpkin to peanut butter and jelly to ham and cheese

Haley and Lauren also show you how to throw a personalized "Curiouser and Curiouser" tea party with household props and offer lots of other ways to celebrate with tea and festive food. From salads to scones, pancakes to cupcakes, afternoon tea to evening mar-tea-nis, this fabulous cookbook lets you enjoy Alice's mouthwatering recipes without leaving home.

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Editorial Reviews

NY Daily News
In the “Alice’s” book, you’ll find recipes both delightful and down to earth. In only six steps, you can re–create the shop’s popular berry scones… A savory and crunchy cumin carrot sandwich takes just minutes. The vanilla tea–infused granola or the blueberry lemon cake are, well, a piece of cake.
New York magazine
One of the Best NYC Cookbooks of 2010
New York Magazine
One of the Best NYC Cookbooks of 2010
Library Journal
While Alice may be fictional, Alice's Tea Cup is a real place. Opened in 2001 by the Fox sisters, it serves Victorian tea fare with a twist. Delectable scones include Black Forest Ham and Cheese Scones and Lavender Earl Grey Scones. Steak lovers will devour Alice's Steak Salad—which calls for steak, mixed greens, a Maté Carnival tea-soaked egg, and Granny Smith apple. The Foxes also discuss tea-brewing basics and the art of the tea party and share resources for locating teas. A treat for party planners and tea drinkers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061964923
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 169,242
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Haley Fox, a New York University film school graduate, started her career as an aspiring director. She went into film development at MGM in California and worked with various film companies before moving back to New York to open Alice's Tea Cup with her husband, Michael Eisenberg, and her sister. She lives with Michael and their two children in Manhattan.

Lauren Fox started her career as an actress and a writer, splitting her time between Los Angeles and New York, before opening Alice's Tea Cup with her sister. She has appeared in many independent films, such as Pi, Revolution Summer, and Noon Blue Apples. She now juggles her time between acting, writing, and Alice's. She lives in Manhattan.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Perfect gift for those not near the restaurant!

    Our family loves Alice's Tea Cup so we had to buy the book. The recipes are delicious, but it's more than the a cookbook, it's a great read too. We're getting copies for my mom and sister who love to go to the restaurant whenever they're in the city. Now they can have a taste of Alice's right in their house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2010

    Not I can eat at Alice's Tea Cup wtihout leaving home!!

    This cookbook was highly anticipated in my household. I surprised my children with the book after school the day it came out. My ten year-old lunged for the book and looked for the warm lentil salad. She put her shoes back on and asked if we could go to the grocery store to get the ingredients. We followed the recipe and, voila!, warm lentil salad for dinner!! My 7- and 4-year-old eat the salad but don't LOVE it as much as my 10-year-old and myself. We threw in extra bacon to personalize it.

    My husband saw the book on the counter and over the weekend we made the banana butterscotch scones. We got flour all over the kitchen, but had warm, gooey, delicious scones for breakfast. Plus, our house smelled like a bakery all day.

    I love the stories interspersed throughout and the little tidbits as to why a certain recipe is on the restaurant menu or how they originated.

    If the Fox sisters every do a second book, my 7-year-old already is clamoring for their black bean soup recipe!! Please!?!

    In the meantime, I look forward to cooking my way through this cookbook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    Perfect Gift for the holidays

    I have only had this beautiful cookbook for a few days and have already tried several recipes. The chocolate cake is amazing. I plan on making it for my daughter's birthday next week. Last night I tried the lentil and bacon salad and my kids were asking for more. Tomorrow morning it's time for scones. I will let the kids decide which flavor. The recipes are easy to follow and the images are so lovely. I love to give cookbooks as my holiday gift to close friends and family and this is the perfect book for that. It's the perfect size and is fun to look through even when you are not cooking up one of their delicious scones.

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    Love, love, love this book

    This book is an absolute gem -- just like the restaurants. I love all the family pictures and the story of how the restaurant got started. And it's a delightful mix of recipes and hostessing ideas. I've bought one for myself and giving another as gift for an upcoming bridal shower. It make such a nice gift, especially for people who like to have a little bit of NYC in their kitchen.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Alice in Wonderland should have been this lucky....

    'Alice's Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches' is just that - two hundred forty pages of recipes from a popular New York tea shop. Recipes run the gaumont from savories such as Mate Carnival Egg Salad to baked items such as Banana Nutella Cake and Berry Bunch Tisane-Infused Scones. But the primary reason for buying the book is the recipe for scones. And for the unenlightened but soon to be pleased, scones are rich biscuits often containing cream and butter. Authors Haley and Lauren Fox offer a basic scone recipe and several variations. Every good cook needs a good scone recipe. And if you don't have one, this is a good place to start. The scone variations are interesting; my personal favorites are the Black Forest Ham and Cheese Scones and the Walnut Stilton Scones. Scones are usually simple and quick to make; many of these recipes may be a bit time consuming and are more 'tea party' than family brunch. The bottom line: An interesting assortment, but glance through this one before you buy and see if these are recipes that you'll really be using. The publisher provided a copy of this book for review.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Tea Time Wonderful

    Tea Time here I come! Brunch, Snacks, and for all times of the day and night. Great recipes. Can't wait to use them for the Holidays!

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Just delightful! A must for any tea party!!

    So many scrumptious recipes - all incredibly delicious!!!! There are many "good" recipes out there......these are "excellent" recipes and should be made as often as possible!! :)

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

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    A Feast For the Eyes and Palette

    In 2001, Alice's Tea Cup opened on Seventy-Third Street in New York, a magical hideaway where tea could be savored with a bit of whimsy and happiness. The success of the Fox sisters is now ours to enjoy in this delightful collection of recipes for scones, teas, cakes, soups and sandwiches from the restaurant menu. Alice's Tea Cup is a veritable feast for the eyes and palette.

    I especially enjoyed the recipes for Green Goddess Soup, White Rabbit Dark Chocolate Mousse, Blueberry Lemon Cake and Turkey Chili. A host of fabulous photographs illuminate each recipe, with easy to follow instructions and serving tips. Excellent gift idea for the cook searching for something a little different.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Wonderful book, delicious recipes and easy to use.

    Have made several recipes from this already and they are excellent. If you love scones, these are the best! There are no hard to obtain ingredients and they mix well and bake beautifully. One favorite of my family is the "peanut butter and jelly scone." I have used various jams and the favorite here are black cherry preserves and pineapple preserves with the peanut butter. The taste is not heavy and cloying with peanut butter but light. Enjoy!

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