Etiquette is about more than how to set a table. That being said, as we are on the threshold of the holiday season, and many of us will find ourselves hosting formal dinners for family and friends over the next couple of months, we thought you might like to see how it’s done.
Archive for November 2011
Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen etiquette books.
“Etiquette isn’t about being snooty or mean-spirited,” came Peggy Post’s reply when I asked her what etiquette is not.
If you ever get a chance to meet Ellen Sweets, do yourself a favor and don’t let it pass you by. She is funny, irreverent, dedicated to social issues, and is a mighty fine cook.
Food brings people together, from talking about it, to cooking it, to sharing it or even dealing with near calamitous culinary misadventures with a friend. Journalist Ellen Sweets has a new book: Stirring it up with Molly Ivins: a Memoir with Recipes that offers a heaping helping of the misadventures.
Ellen Sweets, author of Stirring it up with Molly Ivins: a Memoir with Recipes is going to be busy for the next couple of months. She’s going on the road promoting her book.
When you walk into Ellen Sweets kitchen, you know it gets used and used often. The counters overflow with small appliances and bottles and bottles of herbs and spices. If you’re cooking in Ellen’s kitchen and you cannot find what you need–you haven’t really looked.