I have always loved books. In fact, I love them more than food, and that’s saying something. My stack of etiquette books is massive, but I cannot help myself from gathering more. The Goodwill always has an antique etiquette book or two, to my delight.
For Christmas, my darling friend Jane (now a resident of Shanghai!), gifted me with The Mere Mortal’s Guide To Fine Dining. The author is Colleen Rush, who I have just learned is a friend of a friend in New Orleans – what a small world!
Colleen’s book sets you right on every aspect of fine dining, down to the manner of eating certain foods. It is a total treasure and gobbling up every page before you plan to sit down to dine with someone of importance in your life will make you look like royalty.
Who wouldn’t want to look like Kate Middleton?