Tea at Downton: Afternoon Tea Recipes From The Unofficial Guide to Downton Abbey, while short, a mere 77 pages, is a treat of a book.
Written by Elizabeth Fellows, Tea at Downton shares the origins history of afternoon tea time.
It came as no surprise that afternoon tea began as a necessity in a woman's life. With a myriad of responsibilities, then and now, sometimes a woman just needs a treat to make it through the day.
I enjoyed the history aspect of how World Wars influenced changes in tea time and its menu. The book is filled with recipes and etiquette techniques.
With Downton in the title, you can expect the book to cater to we Downton Abbey fans. The book does include tidbits of information on Edwardian kitchens and homes, such as Downton. There are recipes that bear the names of favorite characters from the television show.
My only grumble of complaint would be that a few photos would have been nice, throughout the book or at least in the recipe section. Being an average cook, I like to see how my new creation should look when I am finished.
I am looking forward to trying out a new recipe or two when the last season of Downton Abbey airs in January 2016.
Tea at Downton is best, when read in an English accent and is a lovely addition to my kitchen bookshelf.