Tea-Time at the Inn

Tea-Time at the Inn

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by Gail Greco
     
 

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Tea-Time at the Inn is more than a cookbook, although with over 200 recipes it is certainly that. It is an invitation to enjoy the experience of tea-time at forth of America's finest country inns and bed and breakfasts. Tea-Time at the Inn is filled with elegance, creativity, and charm. The book includes a description of a unique tea held at each inn,

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Tea-Time at the Inn is more than a cookbook, although with over 200 recipes it is certainly that. It is an invitation to enjoy the experience of tea-time at forth of America's finest country inns and bed and breakfasts. Tea-Time at the Inn is filled with elegance, creativity, and charm. The book includes a description of a unique tea held at each inn, the innkeeper's favorite recipes for tea-time delicacies, and pictures of the inn and tea service, as well as mouth-watering photographs of the foods. Illustrated in full color and indexed.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tea enthusiasts can rejoice that afternoon tea has been rediscovered as an elegant ritual. In this compilation of teatime repasts at American bed & breakfast inns, Greco shows the varied ways in which innkeepers serve the meal, from the traditional, European formal afternoon teas--complete with English butler, silver equipage, antique linens and clotted cream--to high teas resplendent with hot savories and chamber music to rather ingenious American occasions in which the Civil War, Gone with the Wind , Mardi Gras and snow skiing play dominant roles in decor and cuisine. Despite the occasional spicy Mexican or low-fat herbal tea offered here, Victorian and antiquarian notes resound in most of the inns, and delectable recipes often suggest a British, even Dickensian, flavor, as in Rose Manor's lemon curd mini-tarts, Corner House Inn's kipper pate sandwiches, Bee & Thistle's rhubarb inger jam and Village Inn's trifle with sherry. Writing in a picturesque style, Greco showcases numerous recipes from each inn and makes imaginative yet practical suggestions for creating thematic teatimes at home. (Oct.)
Tea-Time At The Inn: A Country Inn Cookbook reveals tea-time as practiced in America and offers a culinary wealth of recipes associated with tea time at a variety of quaint and elegant inns across the country. Two hundred recipes ranging Tomato Cheese Squares to Rum Custard Tarts pepper this culinary reference. From a "Gone With The Wind Tea" from Tara; a "After-the-Ski Tea" from the Mad River Inn in Vermont; and a "Low-Fat Herb Tea" from Back of the Beyond in New York; to a "Business Tea" from Bailiwick in Virginia; an "Amish Tea" from The Churchtown Inn in Pennsylvania; and a "Mystery Tea" from Dairy Hollow House in Arkansas; Tea-Time At The Inn is an impressive and unique addition to any tea time enthusiast's cookbook shelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558538481
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.59(d)

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Meet the Author

Gail Greco is a food journalist and the author of fifteen cookbooks, including TEA-TIME JOURNEYS. She has traveled the world, searching for recipes and entertaining ideas, and has become well-known through her award-winning PBS-TV series, COUNTRY INN COOKING WITH GAIL GRECO. Her home is in the historic waterfront village of Annapolis, Maryland.

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Tea-Time at the Inn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is something basic and honest and good about tea.  But, there is something absolutely magical about tea-time.  And, Tea-Time at the Inn lets us create our own fantasy tea-time by giving us different kinds of 'teas' to make at home. These tea parties hail from Inns across America and run the gamut from A White Linen Tea to A Mystery Tea. Forty Inns have been selected for the teas they give. Each Inn has graciously shared their recipes and tips for preparations. How about a Gone with the Wind Tea featuring Rhetts's Chocolate bars  Miss Melanie's Chocoalte Strawberries Ashley's Almond Filled Cookie Cake  Red Petticoat Swiss Jellyroll  Katie's Kahlua Fudge  Belle Watling's Midnight Chocolate Cake  Twelve Oaks Almond Tuiles.  Of course, you must hand each lady a fan as they enter your tea room and offer each gentleman a cigar. If you don't want to make the tea yourself you can visit Tara: A Country Inn in Pennsylvania and they will gladly serve you at 4:00 p.m. It would be great fun to spend a little time, tea-time, at each of the Inns in this book. The photos of the Inns and the recipes are terribly enticing. About the only thing missing is the tea recipes themselves. There are only a few mentioned. I guess any good stiff tea made in water just to the boil and served in a china cup will do. It certainly is a start.