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The Art of the Table: A Complete Guide to Table Setting, Table Manners, and Tableware
Coming together to share a meal is one of our most vital traditions. Whether dining with friends, family, or business associates, we know that an elegant setting and gracious manners bring a sense of harmony and order to the occasion. Yet when it comes to knowing precisely how to set a table for formal and informal dining, which fork is for dessert and which for the appeti ...more
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published November 8th 2000 by Simon & Schuster
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An excellent reference book for those interested in table settings, table manners and tableware. For example, did you know that there are seven shapes of champagne glasses? Or that the saucer, sherbet or coupe champagne glasses are a form supposedly modeled after Marie Antoinette's right breast? The author does.
A reference guide that covers the history, etiquette, and how-to's of dishes, silverware, drinking glasses, and linens. Also covers tea, coffee and wine, and the structure of formal vs. informal dinners, teas, and buffets. Very informative and useful.