An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
December! In celebration of the month of gift giving, we are happy to offer this new tea related book, Dainty Dining, by Angela Webster McRae. Angela, an award-winning journalist and freelance writer from Georgia (and long distance blog friend), also pens the blog Tea With Friends. She has been researching the history and collecting vintage recipes from America's department store tea rooms, many you might recognize; Gimbel's, Hess's, Nieman Marcus, and John Wanamaker, just to name a few. The factual history documented in this creative publication is not only interesting, but informative. The photos that accompany the familiar recipes, inspire me to make them! Some are even photographed on the original china dishes. Picture postcards of the department stores are scattered throughout the book, along with other memorabilia that Angela has found; copies of old menus, advertising flyers, and other fun treasures. This book was obviously a true labor of love, well researched, well indexed, well laid out.
A great addition to any tea enthusiast's library, I immediately ordered a copy for myself. When the book arrived, Angela had included an extra copy to share with our readers. If you would like a chance to win this book ,please leave a comment on this post between now and Sat. Dec. 3rd. We'll announce the winner on Sunday.
For additional information about department store tea rooms, Angela has launched a new blog, Dainty Dining. There is also a link on her blog to order your own copy. Be sure to check it out!
The winner of this Blog Giveaway is Garden of Daisies! Congratulations!