Cookbook Recommendation: Amy Vanderbilt's "Complete Book of Etiquette"
We spend a lot of time talking about food, the best way to plan, shop, cook, and serve, but at the end of the day, the moment we gather around The Table Together, it’s time to put our napkins on our laps, say a quick grace and enjoy! Regardless of the meal’s formality, it is still important that we showcase our manners, and yes, that means no elbows on the table and chewing with your mouth closed!
One reference that I highly recommend – however lengthy and intimidating it may seem – is Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette. I don’t expect you to read it in its entirety – major props if you do – but rather consider it a reference from which you can thumb through taking tidbits as they seem appropriate.
After all, with the time and energy that went into planning, preparing and executing a delicious home cooked meal, eating with proper manners is the least we can do. Wouldn’t you agree?
Cheers to starting a new tradition around The Table Together!
Founder and true believer in the power of bringing people around The Table Together!