Tea the evening meal

Tea the evening meal: Oil painting, ‘A Cottage Interior, an Old Woman Preparing Tea’, William Redmore Bigg, 1793 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Tea, the daily meal of one social group The majority of the population in Great Britain enjoy tea as the daily evening meal. This commonplace term is used by the wage-labourers…… Continue reading Tea the evening meal

Afternoon tea party sandwiches

Sandwiches at tea-time Sandwiches have been a strong favourite for the afternoon tea party. They are what I classify as being a variation of the staple core carbohydrate, bread. Bread and butter has been evident on the English tea table from the early 18th Century. It has remained there, in a variety of forms, to…… Continue reading Afternoon tea party sandwiches

Scones

The Scottish Scone: the ultimate quick bread I think many people forget that the scone is really a version of bread. It is a simple food that you can rustle up at the last minute if uninvited guests suddenly turn up for tea. They can be served either just with a good butter or butter…… Continue reading Scones