Table Manners by Jeremiah Tower
How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother

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Jeremiah Tower’s book Table Manners is an absolute treasure. Gift it to all your friends who enjoy throwing or going to dinner parties, your college-age kids, and any friends or family who have a tendency to hold up meals taking photos of every plate of food that is served.
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An authoritative and witty guide to modern table manners for all occasions by one of the world's most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs

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.

 

About Jeremiah Tower

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Tower was chef of Chez Panisse in the 1970's. He won the James Beard Award in 1986 for Best American regional cookbook.
 
Published October 25, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Cooking, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Constance Scharff PhD on Nov 04 2016

Jeremiah Tower’s book Table Manners is an absolute treasure. Gift it to all your friends who enjoy throwing or going to dinner parties, your college-age kids, and any friends or family who have a tendency to hold up meals taking photos of every plate of food that is served.

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Below average
Reviewed by Annalisa Quinn on Oct 29 2016

...it's not clear why Towers would make himself sound unnecessarily snooty with the price tag, but it's one of the several details that makes Table Manners not particularly inclusive.

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