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Hosting an Elegant Dinner Party

Author : Adam Frosh
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Have you ever wanted to dine at or host a dinner party where you experience such fine food and wine and such an atmosphere of elegance that it would rival a scene from a period drama? There are many books available that can help you make some fabulous meals. What makes this book special is how it combines stunning recipes, menu planning, advice on wine pairings, a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful table displays, and all the key ingredients that will help create a special blend of elegance and opulence. This surgeon’s magical formula will ensure you will be confident to host a truly awe-inspiring occasion that will not fail to impress your guests.

Williams Sonoma Entertaining Dinner Parties

Author : Georgeanne Brennan
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Offers tips for every facet of hosting a lavish dinner, from purchasing top-quality ingredients and pairing an ideal wine to creating ambiance and selecting dinnerware, in a menu-complemented reference for a variety of occasions.

A Passion for Parties

Author : David Tutera
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A guide to party planning shows how to select invitations, themes, menus, table settings, music, lighting, flowers, and decor for weddings, holiday parties, formal dinners, and cocktail parties.

Vegetarian Times

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To do what no other magazine does: Deliver simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information, that's exclusively vegetarian but wrapped in a fresh, stylish mainstream package that's inviting to all. Because while vegetarians are a great, vital, passionate niche, their healthy way of eating and the earth-friendly values it inspires appeals to an increasingly large group of Americans. VT's goal: To embrace both.

The French Chef in America

Author : Alex Prud'homme
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This enchanting follow-up to My Life in France—the beloved bestselling memoir—chronicles Julia Child’s rise from home cook to the first celebrity chef. “Inspiring and engaging ... It’s impossible not to love Julia Child.” —The Wall Street Journal The story of a remarkable woman who found her true voice in middle age and profoundly shaped our relationship with food, The French Chef in America is a fascinating look at the second act of a unique culinary icon. While at the beginning of her career Julia’s name was synonymous with French cooking, she fashioned a new identity in the 1970s, reinventing and Americanizing herself. Here we see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, and ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television.

Social Excellence We Dare You

Author : Matthew Mattson
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Social Excellence is a philosophy--a lifestyle. Characterized by handshakes, deep, meaningful conversations, and heart-to-heart connections, people who choose Social Excellence understand that human connection is the key to changing the world. This book, overflowing with real-life examples of Social Excellence in action, is not a book to be read in quiet solitude. It is a book that dares the reader to engage with the people and society around them. The authors describe how to build masterful social skills, tell stories of how people have changed the world through interpersonal connection, and challenge readers to push their social comfort zones to the max through edgy Social Dares. Social Excellence: We Dare You is written to inspire community leaders, organizational members, non-profit volunteers, religious congregations, business leaders, political advocates, high-performing students, and anyone who is seeking a way to truly matter in the world.

Washington Brotherhood

Author : Rachel A. Shelden
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Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Canton Days

Author : John M. Carroll
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Canton Days offers the first comprehensive history of the British community in China from the mid-1700s to the end of the Opium War in 1842. During that period, Britons and other Westerners in China were restricted to trading and living in a tiny section of the city of Canton and the small Portuguese territory of Macao. At Canton, trade between China and the West was conducted through a group of Chinese merchant houses specially licensed by the Qing government. British encounters with China in this period have been seen mainly as a prelude to war, and Britons in China usually have been characterized as single-minded traders determined to open the Middle Kingdom by any means or missionaries bent on converting the Chinese “heathen” to Christianity. John M. Carroll challenges common assumptions about the British presence in China as he traces the lives and times of the expatriates at the heart of this vital center of trade and exchange. The author draws on a rich trove of archival sources to bring Canton and its leading figures to life, concluding with the deaths of three Britons, each revealing British concerns and anxieties about being in China. Written in a clear and lively style, his book will appeal to all readers interested in British imperial history, early modern Chinese history, and the worlds of expatriate and sojourning communities.

Etiquette For Dummies

Author : Sue Fox
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There’s more to good etiquette than knowing which fork to use at dinner – it helps you survive social interactions at home, work, school, and everywhere Life is full of moments when you don’t know how to act or how to handle yourself in front of other people. In these situations, etiquette is vital for keeping your sense of humor and your self-esteem intact. But etiquette is not a behavior that you should just turn on and off. This stuffy French word that translates into “getting along with others” allows you to put people at ease, make them feel good about a situation, and even improve your reputation. Etiquette For Dummies approaches the subject from a practical point of view, throwing out the rulebook full of long, pointless lists. Instead, it sets up tough social situations and shows you how to navigate through them successfully, charming everyone with your politeness and social grace. With this straightforward, no-nonsense guide, you’ll learn basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, and business, as well as how to: Groom, dress, and stay healthy Cope with unexpected sneezing, feelings of queasiness, and other unpleasantries Maintain a civilized relationship Make friends and keep them Build positive relationships at work Communicate effectively Full of useful advice and written in a laid-back, friendly style, this book shows you how to take on these situations and make them pleasant. It also gives you great advice for tipping appropriately in all types of services and setting stellar examples for your kids. Pick up your own copy of Etiquette For Dummies and discover all the tools you need to face any social situation with politeness and courtesy.


Author : Anne de Montarlot; Bahia de Montarlot
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Today, we are living a strange paradox. While cookbooks and home entertaining ideas are overflowing in stores and on the internet, Americans still view hosting at home as stressful, with an "all or nothing" approach. So why do French women not only entertain at home regularly, but also do it with pleasure? Because they instinctively and traditionally know the three main components of any hosting at home: - The ambiance - The psychology - The organization This book is the ultimate and easy French secret checklist on how to create an atmosphere using décor, flowers, food and drink suggestions - all the while – being organized, sexy and psychologically confident. Welcome to our special world of connecting with others "a la maison"!