The Art of Entertaining

The Art of Entertaining

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by M.E. W. Sherwood
     
 

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CONTENTS.


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OUR AMERICAN RESOURCES AND FOREIGN ALLIES 13

THE HOSTESS 22

BREAKFAST 35

THE LUNCH 49

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CONTENTS.


PAGE

OUR AMERICAN RESOURCES AND FOREIGN ALLIES 13

THE HOSTESS 22

BREAKFAST 35

THE LUNCH 49

AFTERNOON TEA 59

THE INTELLECTUAL COMPONENTS OF A DINNER 68

CONSCIENTIOUS DINERS 79

VARIOUS MODES OF GASTRONOMICAL GRATIFICATION 94

SOUPS 105

FISH 113

SALAD 124

DESSERTS 134

GERMAN EATING AND DRINKING 143

THE INFLUENCE OF GOOD CHEER ON AUTHORS
AND GENIUSES 152

BONBONS 162

FAMOUS MENUS AND RECEIPTS 176

COOKERIES AND WINES OF SOUTHERN EUROPE 185

SOME ODDITIES IN THE ART OF ENTERTAINING 197

THE SERVANT QUESTION 206

SOMETHING ABOUT COOKS 221

FURNISHING A COUNTRY HOUSE 233

ENTERTAINING IN A COUNTRY HOUSE 241

A PICNIC 253

PASTIMES OF LADIES 260

PRIVATE THEATRICALS 271

HUNTING AND SHOOTING 280

GOLF 288

GAMES 299

ARCHERY 313

THE SEASON--BALLS AND RECEPTIONS 321

WEDDINGS 331

HOW ROYALTY ENTERTAINS 340

ENTERTAINING AT EASTER 353

HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 361

CHRISTMAS AND CHILDREN 371

CERTAIN PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS 381

THE COMPARATIVE MERITS OF AMERICAN AND
FOREIGN MODES OF ENTERTAINING 389




THE ART OF ENTERTAINING.




OUR AMERICAN RESOURCES, AND FOREIGN ALLIES.

"Let observation, with extensive view,
Survey mankind from China to Peru."


The amount of game and fish which our great country and extent of
sea-coast give us, the variety of climate from Florida to Maine, from
San Francisco to Boston, which the remarkable net-work of our railway
communication allows us to enjoy,--all this makes the American market
in any great city almost fabulously profuse. Then our steamships bring
us fresh artichokes from Algiers in mid-winter, and figs from the
Mediterranean, while the remarkable climate of California gives us
four crops of delicate fruits a year.

There are those, however, who find the fruits of California less
finely flavoured than those of the Eastern States. The peaches of the
past are almost a lost flavour, even at the North. The peach of Europe
is a different and far inferior fruit. It lacks that essential flavour
which to the American palate tells of the best of fruits.

It may be well, for the purposes of gastronomical history, to narrate
the variety of the larder in the height of the season, of a certain
sea-side club-house, a few years ago:

"The season lasted one hundred and eighty days, during which time from
eighty thousand to ninety thousand game-birds, and eighteen thousand
pounds of fish were consumed, exclusive of domestic poultry, steaks
and chops. On busy days twenty-four kinds of fish, all fit for
epicures, embracing turbot, Spanish mackerel, sea trout; the various
kinds of bass, including that gamest of fish the black bass, bonito
from the Gulf of Mexico, the purple mullet, the weakfish, chicken
halibut, sole, plaice, the frog, the soft crab from the Chesapeake,
were served. Here, packed tier upon tier in glistening ice, were some
thirty kinds of birds in the very ecstasy of prime condition, and all
ready prepared for the cook. Let us enumerate 'this royal fellowship
of game.'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016094045
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
12/15/2012
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