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Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother

Jeremiah Tower Libby Vanderploeg



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Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
08 November 2016
Parties, etiquette & entertaining
Table Manners is an entertaining and practical guide to manners for everyone and every occasion. Whether you are a guest at a potluck or the host of a dinner party, a patron of your local bar or an invitee at a state dinner, this book tells you exactly how to behave: what to talk about, what to wear, how to eat. Jeremiah Tower has advice on everything: food allergies, RSVPs, iPhones, running late, thank-yous, restaurant etiquette, even what to do when you are served something disgusting. With whimsical line drawings throughout, this is Strunk and White for the table.
By:   Jeremiah Tower
Illustrated by:   Libby Vanderploeg
Imprint:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9780374272340
ISBN 10:   0374272344
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   08 November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeremiah Tower is the forefather of California cuisine and the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Jeremiah Tower's New American Classics. The Beard Foundation has named him Outstanding Chef in America and Regional Best Chef California. He began his culinary career in 1972 as the co-owner and executive chef of Chez Panisse, and has opened numerous highly acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco and around the world. CNN recently made a documentary on his career, to debut in the spring of 2016. Libby VanderPloeg lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her work comes out of her deep affinity for storytelling, music, letterforms, printed ephemera, and wildlife. None of these works could have been made without the world's finest brioche and several good, strong cups of coffee.

Reviews for Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother

Who better than Jeremiah Tower to update Emily Post by teaching the iPhone generation all about modern table manners and proper behavior in restaurants, private homes, and even while on the go? Whether he s dealing with dress codes, appropriate dining conversation, food allergies, tipping, exotic menus, or doggie bags, Tower s worldly experience, savvy (and timeless) advice, gracious style, and often hilarious anecdotes make this compact manual not only a practical, no-nonsense guide but also delightful entertainment in itself. - James Villas, author of Between Bites: Confessions of a Hungry Hedonist

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