Food, Fashion, and Tea – Program Review

We had a wonderful time at the program at the Cherry Hill Library yesterday.  Judith Krall-Russo presented "Food, Fashion, and Tea from Jane Austen to Queen Victoria"There was a lovely display of tea pots and other tea accompaniments.  She had photos of typical fashions from the two time periods both men and women's fashions.  You … Continue reading Food, Fashion, and Tea – Program Review

Podcasting with Jane Austen – Travel with Rick Steves: A Proper English Hour

This month we again listen to Rick Steves as he talks with guests about all things English.  This episode is from June 12, 2011, and is in three parts. First Rick talks with Bill Bryson about the home and more specifically Bill's Victorian home.  There is some interesting history in this section about the words … Continue reading Podcasting with Jane Austen – Travel with Rick Steves: A Proper English Hour

Regency Man Monday – Richard Twining

Source: WikipediaRichard Twining (1749–1824) was an English merchant, a director of the East India Company, and the head of Twinings the tea merchants in the Strand, London. Richard was the grandson of Twining's founder Thomas. He entered the Twinings tea business at the age of sixteen, and succeeded to the overall management in 1771 (joined … Continue reading Regency Man Monday – Richard Twining