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250 × 190 mm
256 pages
130 illustrations, 107 in colour
11 Jun 2018

Teatimes A World Tour Helen Saberi

In Teatimes: A World Tour food historian Helen Saberi takes us on a journey into the fascinating history of teatimes, from elegant afternoon teas, hearty high teas and delicious cream teas, to cricket and tennis teas, the funeral teas of Britain and much more – plus tea gardens, tea dances, tea gowns and tearooms. The reader is invited to spend time in the sophisticated salons de thé of Paris and the homely tearooms of the United States, and to enjoy the teatime traditions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where housewives prided themselves on their ‘well-filled tins’. The tea parties of the Raj and Irani cafés in India, teatimes along the Silk Road where the samovar and chaikhana reign supreme, the tasty dim sum of China and the intricate tradition of cha kaiseki of Japan are all included in this sumptuous book.

Featuring appealing illustrations as well as recipes from around the world, Teatimes shows how tea drinking has become a global obsession, from American iced tea and Taiwanese bubble tea through to the now-classic English afternoon tea.

EXTRACT: to read and download a sample chapter from the book please click here.

‘Elegantly written, this book provides a sparkling and affectionate evocation of tea, its social nuances and mouth-watering accompaniments in all their manifold glory. A book for anyone who loves a good cuppa.’ – Laura Mason, food historian

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Helen Saberi is a London-based food historian and writer. She is the author of a number of books on food, including Noshe Djan: Afghan Food and Cookery (2000), The Road to Vindaloo: Curry Cooks and Curry Books (2008), co-authored with David Burnett, and Tea: A Global History (2010) in Reaktion’s Edible series.

1 Britain
2 Europe
3 United States of America
4 Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
5 India and the Subcontinent
6 Tea Roads and Silk Roads
7 China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan
8 Other Teatimes from Around the World

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