Drink tea. Sure. Eat tea? Why not?
As we pointed out in an article in these pages not so long ago, tea is not just for drinking. It can also be used as an ingredient in a wide assortment of recipes, including sweet and savory dishes. If you’re looking for more information about this subject, here are a few more books that will offer some insight.
Cooking With Tea: Techniques and Recipes for Appetizers, Entrees, Desserts, and More
by Robert Wemischner & Diana Rosen
Wemischner and Rosen have included more than 100 recipes for tea dishes in this volume. Also included, an assortment of useful information on tea and food pairings, tidbits of tea history and general background information.
Tea Cuisine: A New Approach to Flavoring Contemporary and Traditional Dishes
by Joanna Pruess & John Harney
Tea Cuisine is a revised edition of Pruess and Harney’s 2001 book, Eat Tea: Savory and Sweet Dishes Flavored with the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient. It features a number of tea-themed recipes, a Tea 101, of sorts, and assorted and sundry information about tea. If the name Harney sounds familiar, it’s probably because of his connection with tea merchant, Harney & Sons.
The Ultimate Tea Diet: How Tea Can Boost Your Metabolism, Shrink Your Appetite, and Kick-Start Remarkable Weight Loss
by Mark Ukra, Sharyn Kolberg
From Mark “Dr. Tea” Ukra, The Ultimate Tea Diet is not a cookbook, in the strictest sense of the word, and perhaps it goes a bit overboard on the connection between tea and weight loss. But it does include an assortment of tea recipes and, of course, plenty of advice on how to use tea as part of a weight loss plan.
New Tastes in Green Tea: A Novel Flavor for Familiar Drinks, Dishes, and Desserts
By Mutsuko Tokunaga
As the title would suggest, New Tastes In Green Tea primarily deals with beverages and various dishes made with green tea. As with the majority of the other books mentioned in this article, it also features sections on tea history and background information.
Cooking with Green Tea: Delicious Dishes Enhanced by the Miraculous Healing Powers of Green Tea
By Ying Chang Compestine
Even more on green tea and cuisine. This one, once again, as the title suggests, comes at the topic by taking a closer look at the alleged health benefits for this popular beverage.
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