Nice!

When the nice folk from fashion site Lifestyle Mirror popped in for a photo shoot with Brit model and actress Poppy Delevingne, they felt like a mid-morning snack. We handed round some NICE biscuits, and they instagram’d this wonderful photo.

The delicious coconot-flavor cookies are widely eaten in Britain, but originate from the French town of… you guessed it. You can find these and other British Pantry items in our lovely grocery store, Carry On Tea & Sympathy.

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Robert Irvine Loves Our Victoria Sponge Cake

Robert Irvine is a British celebrity chef and expat with a sweet tooth and a taste for delicious British cakes. He’s thankful to Tea & Sympathy for serving up a Victoria Sandwich Cake in New York City, “as good as it is back home.”

The camera crew for The Best Thing I Ever Ate came down to the restaurant, interviewed Nicky and tried our Victoria Sandwich, with delicious consequences. Thank You Robert Irvine!

Tea & Sympathy on the Food Network

We’ve previously blogged the recipe for our Victoria Sponge cake here, and you’ll also find it in our cookbook, which we sell in store. Our book makes the perfect Christmas gift, and Nicky will even sign copies now she’s such a big TV star!!!

Much Ado About Stuffing!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Nicky – ever generous and kind – thought she’d share her famous stuffing recipe with all you lovely people. This recipe is perfect for turkey and you’ll hopefully have most of the ingredients lying around your kitchen already. So try it out this Thursday for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe by Tea & Sympathy

1 large onion chopped
2 sticks celery chopped
2 red apples chopped
6 rashers bacon chopped
3 sausages out of skin
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh chopped sage leaves
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt & pepper
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1 or 2 eggs

Fry the onions until soft then add the bacon. Cook for a few minutes then add celery, apples, nuts, sausage meat, sage, herbs, salt and pepper. Fry until it is mostly cooked. take off the heat and add the bread crumbs and beaten egg or eggs. Put into a baking dish and bake for approx 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Delicious!

For the truly lazy we also stock Paxo at our Carry On Tea & Sympathy grocery store. This is a stuffing mixture you can add water to then bake in the oven. So whatever your time constraints this Thanksgiving – Tea & Sympathy has got you covered!

Get Well Soon, Staten Island

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt across the tri-state area. Photographer Giles Clarke, a British expat and good friend of Tea & Sympathy, has been documenting the extent of the devastation on Staten Island. His moving pictures show how people need to remain strong and look out for one another. Our thoughts are with everyone who didn’t make it through the storm as easily as us.

Staten Island in Ruins: Photos by Giles Clarke

Via Dangerous Minds.

“What I saw in Staten Island a couple of days ago will never leave me. I was in areas that had seen no responders or emergency services and local residents were going about the business of clearing up and dealing with the shock.”

“I hope my pictures convey the terrible scale of the storm but also have a beauty that might signify the coming together of the human spirit in this very difficult time.”

 

Waiting for dry ice.

 

How high the waters rose.

 

There are many ways to contribute to the clear up effort. For more information go here.

Some NY Sandy Images

Sean went for a walk around town with his camera yesterday. Crazy, eery, and yet still almost moving – we never thought we’d see New York City like this.

14th St & 8th Ave. Like a dolls house or something from a silent movie.

These striking images were captured looking up 7th Avenue. The light you can see in the distance is Times Square.

Tea & Sympathy = Rock & Roll

Eating in the restaurant may have been compared to “having dinner in your grandma’s dining room”. And that’s something we’re very proud of. But we do have a rock & roll side, don’t you know.

And to prove it, here’s Tennessee Thomas, the British-American drummer/actress and founding member of super cool band The Like… modelling out teapots!

Customer Pictures Make Us Happy

We were over the moon when we found these fabulous images from Hocus Kocis’ trip to Tea & Sympathy. Beautiful images and we love the layout. If you take photos while dining with us, please send them our way, eitehr on Twitter @TeaAndSympathy, on Facebook.com/TeaAndSympathy or on Instagram @TeaAndSympathyNYC. Gorgeous!