Friday, 6 December 2013

A sweet tale of two vintage books

Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey! Angel Adoree has done it again with a third delicious publication.

The Vintage Sweets Book published by Mitchell Beazley is a complete triumph. Guiding you through Angel Adoree's life via her love affair with confectionery.  From her earliest days encouraged by her nana in to a world of glorious sugary temptations.

The book covers Softball, firmball and hardball sweets as well as soft crack and hard crack sweets for when you have got some sweet making under your belt. Learn how to make Toffee Bonbons, Liquorice, Gumdrops, Marshmallows, Rum & Raisin Fudge, Edinburgh Rock, Toffee, Nut Brittle, Rhubarb & Custard Sweets, Rock, Sherbet Dips and other glorious delights.

As well as plenty of offering for kids (and big kids alike) there are ideas for gifts for friends and family as well as naughty treats for when the sun is over the yardarm - sweetie cocktails anyone?  Sample amongst others the delights of a rose lollipop Cocktail, gin Fizz, rocktail, Parma Violet Cocktail, Sarsaparilla Cocktail or a Cough Candy Toddy! 


As ever the book is beautifully photographed by Yuki Sugiura with inspirational styling under creative direction of Angel herself.  It really is a gorgeous read with stunning illustrations and detailing throughout.  Most exciting of all, this time you can buy a normal sized book or  a smaller sized version which perfect for little gifts and stocking fillers.


The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree, published by Mitchell Beazley, Hardback, £16.99 www.octopusbooks.co.uk

The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree, published by Mitchell Beazley, Mini Edition, £12.99 www.octopusbooks.co.uk

We received this book for review purposes all opinions are of course our own.