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Get your oolong on! Add character to your chia parfait with chai, jazz up your brussel sprouts with jasmine, dramatize your pain perdu with darjeeling. Steeped infuses your day with the flavors and fragrances of tea.
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, and has a long and colorful history. But tea is also very of the moment, and rising ever-higher in the food world, starring in Martha Stewart’s Jasmine Shortbread Sandwich Cookies, Food 52’s Darjeeling Tea Pain Perdu, and the Beard Foundation’s Tea Sorbet. Every artisanal chocolatier seems to have a variation on Earl Grey truffles, and tea-infused recipes are all over Pinterest, from Creamy Nut Oolong Tea Gelato to Chai-spiced everything.
Steeped is fun, attractive, and fresh, and speaks beautifully to this moment. Its 70 tea-infused recipes take into account modern tea lovers’ interest in the health benefits of tea and in new food movements, with a whole-grain, vegetarian focus grounded in real home food, and easy, interesting, and tempting adaptations of tea’s exotic and aromatic flavors.
Recipes range from the expected sweet to the unexpected savory: not only Buttermilk Oat Pancakes with Chamomile-Scented Strawberries and Spiked Crème Fraîche, Rhubarb Chamomile Jam, Jasmine Risotto with Coconut Almond Florentines, and Hard Cider Floats with Chai Ice Cream, but also “Teabbouleh,” Soba Noodle Salad with Green Tea Vinaigrette, Mini Banh Mi with Tea Aioli, and Moroccan Carrots, Lentils, and Mint with Chai-Spiced Delicata Hummus.
Packaged in a beautiful giftable format, Steeped is both a useful and enticing cookbook and perfect for merchandising and gifting alongside gourmet teas, teapots, and other tea paraphernalia.
Get your oolong on! From morning eats to evening sweets, Steeped infuses your day with the flavors and fragrances of tea.
"Steeped is smart, inventive, and most of all, inspiring.. Annelies has got me daydreaming about the possibilities of tea, from Sweet Tea Jelly on toast to California Tea Leaf Salad and Arnold Palmer Poppy Seed Muffins. This beautiful book deserves a spot next to your teacup." - Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey
Romance your oat porridge with rooibos, jazz up your brussel sprouts with jasmine, charge your horchata with masala chai! Annelies Zijderveld’s deliciously inventive tea-steeped recipes include:
- Matcha Chia Pudding Parfaits
- Earl Grey Soba Noodle Salad
- Green Tea Coconut Rice
- Chamomile Buttermilk Pudding with Caramelized Banana
- Earl Grey Poached Pears with Masala Chai Caramel Sauce
This beautiful book will inspire you to pull out your favorite teas, fire up the stove, and get steeping!
About the Author
Annelies Zijderveld is a food writer and creator of the literary food blog, the food poet, selected by Alimentum Journal as one of their favorite food blogs. Her passion for working with good food companies started during her 8 years heading up marketing at Mighty Leaf Tea. She is the digital media section newsletter editor for IACP. She holds an MFA in poetry from New England College and is an associate editor of Poetry International. Her work has been published in Curator, Arthouse America, Darling Magazine, and Sated. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and sourdough pet Salvatore.
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