The New Book of Table Settings

The New Book of Table Settings

by Chris Bryant, Paige Gilchrist


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Decorate a table geared to today's lifestyles, when takeout in front of the fireplace counts as having friends over for dinner and a potluck picnic is far more common than a five-course meal. Start with a basics section to review the standard tableware components to know which fork goes where. Then come dozens of clever, creative ideas for making tables inviting places to gather. Whether it's a full-blown setting, a fresh-as-Spring table, a Christmas tea, or just innovative centerpieces, you'll find them here without breaking your budget. Bonus: tips and sidebars on everything from hosting a wine tasting to throwing a house-renovation party (just put the beer in the wheelbarrow). "...a guide for clever, creative and very do-able table-setting ideas."—Publishers Weekly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579902551
Publisher: Lark Books NC
Publication date: 10/01/1901
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

During a long run as Senior Art Director of Lark Books, Chris Bryant became the in-house food authority. His knowledge of cooking and culinary trends helped guide Lark's food titles, including Cake Ladies, A Year of Pies, and the Homemade Living series. Chris is a professional food and photo stylist and recipe developer. He is a member of Southern Foodways Alliance, Slow Food USA, and Culinary Historians of Piedmont, NC. Chris is developing his own food blog,, to go live September 2014. He lives in Asheville, NC.

Table of Contents

The basics10
Food is the focus38
Available in season58
Nontraditional table84
A reason to celebrate106
Contributing consultants126

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