Okay, okay, so I'm almost two days late on this...but I was talking to my dad today, and he randomly asked, "Hey, have you done Thursday Tea yet?" I figured no one would really notice that I missed it, but the fact that someone specifically asked about it made me feel special :)
Thursday Tea was a little thing brought to you by BirdBrain(ed) Book Blog and my inspiration was drawn from Jupiter Sinclair. Here is the schpeal:
Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.
I have been a big fan of Caranda Bassa Blood Orange tea (goodness that was a mouthfull) for awhile. Aside from the pretty canister (mine doesn't look like the pic, it has cherry blossoms...which doesn't make much sense to me), the insides are super delicious! In addition to blood orange, honey bush rooibos, rose hips, safflowers, lemon grass, apple pieces, and cinnamon contribute to the delectable, deep red brew. Plus, it's chalk full of vitamins and antioxidants! I'd say although it's tasty, it doesn't quite pair with this week's book. To me, Devil in the Kitchen by Marco Pierre White feels like more of a cheap black coffee than a light herbal tea.
I picked up this book last summer at the Barnes & Noble in Arlington, VA when I was waiting for my shift to start at The Liberty Tavern. One of my best friends from culinary school had been talking to me about Marco Pierre White for quite awhile, so I decided to pick it up. I will admit, that I have been known to start books and take years before finishing them. Usually I get completely consumed by them, but once something takes my attention from it I kind of space and never go back. Although it's been awhile since I cracked open this oyster, I know I will finish it within the year. It is a biography that is not only easy to read, but is relatable. I may not have had to struggle through the things he did, but it is less of "oh pity me" and more of "I'm br00tal and this is why." Not only is the author an incredibly inspirational chef, the way he writes is so reminiscent of the friend who suggested it to me that it's almost eerie.
I am still interested to find out if others are participating in this meme, so don't be shy! If you post a Thursday Tea, please leave me your url I would love to read it...if you don't blog just comment and let me know what you're reading & drinking :)