“The tea meal,” especially as practiced in the American home during the Victorian period. Originally published 1991, revised 2013. 31 authentic and commemorative recipes appropriate to reenacted Victorian teas, 87 research notes, 36 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 1-929384-18-1. ISBN-13: 978-1-929384-18-1.
Just as the stereotypical Victorian room was deliciously stuffed with furniture and bric-à-brac, so is Victorian Parlors & Tea Parties by Patricia B. Mitchell, brimming with engaging information. Mrs. Mitchell's detailed descriptions of the decor of the opulent Victorian house with its lustrous wallpaper and rococo furnishings, its beautifully over-adorned exterior, and the well-regulated activities of the mistress are most enjoyable to read.
Quotations, history “factoids”, and 87 endnotes make this book a must-have for aficionados of Victorian life and culture.
31 recipes round out Victorian Parlors & Tea Parties. Examples of tea party recipes included are “Victoria Fudge,” “Aunt Dora's Pulled Mints,” “Lady Astor Apple Scones,” and “Ginger Wafers.”
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