Elements of Etiquette: A Guide to Table Manners in an Imperfect World

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W. Morrow, 1992 - Table etiquette. - 132 pages
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Graceful at any meal, whether as host or guest, at home or in a restaurant, with family, friends, and even strangers. Drawing on his personal and professional experience, and nurtured by his innate sense of politeness and fairness, Mr. Claiborne shares his expert opinion on everything from good dinner conversation (your recent surgery doesn't qualify) to gracious gift-giving (you can overdo it). Here is advice on the proper way to hold cutlery, dispose of a garnish.

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About the author (1992)

Diana Southwood Kennedy went to Mexico in 1957 to marry Paul P. Kennedy, the foreign correspondent for the New York Times. In 1969, at the suggestion of Craig Claiborne, she began teaching Mexican cooking classes and in 1972 published her first cookbook. She has been decorated with the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor bestowed on foreigners by the Mexican government. She lives much of the year in her ecological adobe house in Michoacan, Mexico, which also serves as a research center for Mexican cuisine.

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