Afternoon Tea focuses on the history and development of afternoon tea. While other books focus on etiquette, recipes, or a few notable figures, this book offers a more in-depth consideration of the meal by discussing its intersections with English colonialism, its changes over time, and its regional variations.
Julia Skinner, PhD, is a food historian, chef, visual artist, and cultural heritage professional. She is Director of Root, a food history and community building organization, and a professional fermenter. She has authored numerous articles and books across several academic disciplines, and has served as Editor for several academic and trade publications, including her current position at Parenthesis.