Forgotten Elegance

Forgotten Elegance

The Art, Artifacts, and Peculiar History of Victorian and Edwardian Entertaining in America

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History students and Victorian enthusiasts looking for comprehensive information on dining practices of Victorian America will find this book a vital resource. Revealing the history of 19th-century dining, clothing, and etiquette, the volume includes sample menus and explicit instructions explaining how to recreate a dinner, tea, breakfast, or lunch in the 21st century. Collectors of china, crystal, and silver will also find this book helpful because it provides a photograph of each piece of tableware that was used, with a history and description of the item.

After explaining the different dining styles and the way they evolved into rituals of the Victorian era, a formal dinner is examined course by course. The Schollanders present the history and uses of various wines and show they were matched with different foods. They also explain the evolution of silver, crystal, and china pieces. Additionally the book includes an explanation of the seating order at the Victorian table, correct Victorian table manners, invitations and menu cards, correct dress for dinner guests, correct table settings, the role of servants, and step-by-step instructions for recreating a formal Victorian dinner, tea, breakfast, or lunch.

Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780313316852
0313316856
Branch Call Number: 642.4 Sch64
Characteristics: xiv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schollander, Wes 1974-

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