“Tell me what you eat”, said famous gourmet Brillat-Savarin, “and I shall tell you what you are”. Which, come to think of it, is a fairly daunting pronouncement. Yet most people planning a dinner party at home probably have a sneaking feeling that some of their guests will approach the engagement in much the same frame of mind as moved the great man to write those words. Call it a form of snobbery if you like, or, more kindly, the natural anxiety of a good host to please – the feeling’s there and boils down to the desire to create a good impression. That’s really what this book is all about. It sets out to show you how to plan with the utmost confidence dinner menus for any season and all occasions, from a formal “do” with all the best silver and glassware and everybody dressed up to the nines to a summer-night, come-as-you-please-within-reason barbecue.
Contents include summer, winter, formal, informal, international, quick and easy, barbecues, and finally traditional menus and recipes.
Hardcover, 112 pages. In good to very good preloved condition.