Text by Britt E. Stafford
Photography Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
The custom of afternoon tea has ties to British royalty relationship to its inception within the 19th century, which is credited to Anna, Duchess of Bedford. Over the centuries, the observe of taking tea has developed and turn out to be part of a number of cultures across the world. And nonetheless, this time-honored customized stays a steadfast ritual for Queen Elizabeth and her household. While many would love an opportunity to have tea with Her Majesty, teatime fanatics will respect a cookbook printed by the Royal Collection Trust.
Co-authored by the Royal Chef, Mark Flanagan, and the Royal Pastry Chef, Kathryn Cuthbertson, Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace—a follow-up to A Royal Cookbook—provides a glimpse of the fare the royal household and company get pleasure from at teatime and official features, akin to backyard events.
“The one meal that everyone associates with the English is tea,” says writer Jacky Colliss Harvey. “Mark and Kathryn have created versions of these authentic royal recipes and adapted them so people could cook them in their kitchens at home.” For frequent teatime hosts, this cookbook offers a number of recipes utilizing each US and UK weights, measurements, and oven temperatures, permitting them to re-create fare that might be served in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.