Food & Art – Afternoon Tea – Katka Adams

Written by Anne Berry on . Posted in drink

 Food & Art - Afternoon Tea - Katka Adams

This article looks at specific paintings by Katka Adams within the context of English afternoon tea through the filters of national identity, ritual and myth and cultural capital.

A selection of paintings representative of items used for a traditional tea in an affluent English home during the 18th, 19th and early 20th C were chosen for this analysis. These items include a silver tea pot, a covered sugar bowl, a small milk pitcher and several tea cups and saucers, as well as small plates of sweets that would accompany the tea service.

The Enigma that is the Barista

Written by Adam Metelmann on . Posted in drink

The Enigma that is the Barista

The ‘Barista’, (from the Italian for ‘bartender) is a person, usually a coffee house employee who prepares and serves coffee based drinks.In addition to this above description, it should also be noted that the term ‘Barista’ is also one of the most overused and underestimated job titles known to man.

The View From My Cup

Written by Adam Metelmann on . Posted in drink

“What are you going to do, as a real job I mean?”

Many years ago, this question was asked to me by a casual staff member at a café that we both worked at. I was so shocked by what they had asked that I had no immediate answer.

What is Japanese Sake?

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in drink

What is Japanese Sake?

Sake is a Japaese alcoholic drink made from rice – it is brewed similar to, but not the same as beer and it should be drunk young, as it does not age like wine. Contrary to popular belief most of the sake in Japan is drunk cold.

Warm sake is drunk usually only in winter and only certain types of sake should be heated. Sake goes well with many cuisines but naturally it is best with fish. (Gauntner 2002)