Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Количество страниц: 128
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Elegance is the art of not astonishing, said Jean Cocteau, but often the idea of a formal dinner party is intimidating to both hosts and guests for one reason: the table setting. Why is there a spoon above my plate? Do I really need five different glasses? Where do I put my napkin when I leave the table? Lynn Rosen comes to the rescue with this practical, charming, and informative guide to all things tabletop. Organized by category, Lynn's advice is sensible, her explanations are clear, and her historical asides will provide plenty of lively dinner conversation. You'll learn about: Napery . What to do about that crease in your tablecloth, how to use a table runner, and the history of napkin rings (hint: they came into use not for decoration, but for an exceedingly practical purpose!) China . The difference between a rim soup bowl and a rimless coupe soup bowl, when to bring out the coffee cups, and why we call it "china" Silver . Basic rules...