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Taking Tea at the Savoy Paperback – December 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Anova Books (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862056315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862056312
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,158,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Thè, té, cha, chai—tea is a universal beverage. It links the solemnity of the Japanese tea ceremony and the sustaining high tea of British school children; it can be green or black, fragrant or smoky. Tea is drunk around the world and around the clock, but the traditional afternoon tea is an inestimable pleasure. To take tea at The Savoy is to combine that tradition with all the elegance and sophistication that befits one of London’s great hotels. Anton Edelmann, The Savoy’s Maître Chef des Cuisines, offers exquisite recipes with tales that conjure up leisure time in a bygone era, set against the romantic story of tea and its journey to the West. Here is afternoon tea at its most stylish—aromatic brews, delicate porcelain, impeccably presented dainties. Indulge in feather–light palmiers or cinnamon madeleines. Savor delicate cucumber sandwiches or fragrant honey and ham biscuits for an al fresco summer tea, or luscious cakes to chase away winter doldrums. Taking Tea at the Savoy is a book to inspire endless afternoons of delight.

About the Author

Anton Edelmann, Maitre Chef des Cuisines at The Savoy hotel in London, is recognised internationally for his creativity and wide-ranging culinary knowledge. Anton is also the author of Anton Edelmann's Creative Cuisine and Canapes and Frivolities, both published by Pavilion.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
What a marvelous little book. Having had the honor to actually take tea at the Savoy (about a year ago), this book has let me relive that afternoon all over again. The recipes for the scrumptuous treats and goodies I remember are all there. I can't wait to turn loose in the kitchen and recreate that great afternoon. If you have ever had a proper British high tea, or wonder what one is like, this book can help bring the moment to life.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sophie on January 3, 2005
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I was looking for authentic English recipes for afternoon tea and was disappointed when I got this book. A lot of the recipes have more of an international flair (e.g.,smoked salmon BAGEL, cheese puff guacamole, pineapple & ginger cake) and the author does explain that the chefs give their offerings a modern, alterated twist. Admittedly, these recipes look very delicious, but I wanted something more specific to traditional British tea time.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "sethlox23" on November 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
I actually bought this for a friends b-day present and ended up keeping it for myself and getting him another one, I looked through it and realized that it was packed with so many delicate yet simple recipes, even a delicious doughnut section.
it's not a big book, but the info is. Enjoy;)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scott A. Humphries on June 22, 2004
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This book is not quite as good as the very similar "Afternoon Tea at the Ritz London", but it is stil very good indeed and it has some great receipes to try out for your next afternoon tea - the sandwich receipes in particular are great and quite easy to do.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rosengarten on June 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
There could hardly be a better person to write about the indulgence of a stylish afternoon tea than the chef of the legendary London Savoy Hotel, Anton Edelmann. And he presents, accompanied by beautiful pictures, the best recipes for different savouries to start with, recipes for scones (with 5 different variations) but also cakes, biscuits and pastries. Edelmann provides a perfect guide for this quintessential British pleasure.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on March 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I saw Anton Edelmann and his lovely book on the Martha Stewart Show. They made lovely, yet simple treats and made my mouth water. I was so taken, I've bought two already, and will most likely buy more as gifts.
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