Divas of Fine Dining


During these long winter months, a lot of folks enjoy getting together for meals and entertainment.  So let’s take a look at the subject of:


Fine Dining

And this isn’t just your ordinary survey of tips and recipes, oh no.  Today we have two mavens of fine dining, together in a way only possible through the wonders of the internet.

The first is Mrs. Isabella Beeton, famous 19th century domestic expert and author of The Book of Household Management (1868).  According to Mrs. B:

“Man, it has been said, is a dining animal.  Creatures of the inferior races eat and drink: only man dines.”

We’re also lucky to have none other than the ultimate domestic diva of our day and age, Martha Stewart.  What does Martha have to say about dining?

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“It appears on that mental list from childhood of ‘things grown-ups do’: Throw a dinner party.”

Since we all want to be both civilized (Mrs. Beeton) and grown-ups (Martha Stewart), we’ll benefit from consulting both ladies.

That means…it’s mashup time!  Isabella vs. Martha.  I’ve volunteered to moderate.  (Wish me luck.)


Join us today over at Misterio Press and find out what tips these domestic divas have to share!

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4 thoughts on “Divas of Fine Dining”

  1. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Kathy – I love that title – The Handbook of Household Management – classic!

  2. KellyKelly

    I thought I’d heard about Mrs. Beeton before – Brenda Dayne of the Cast-On podcast designed the Mrs. Beeton knitted wrist warmers. Here’s a link to the pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTmrsbeeton.html

    Martha has a book called the Homekeeping Handbook. Lots of good tips in there! I need all the help I can get!


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