My Easter Brunch Fiasco

Julia Child once advised, “if a dish goes horribly wrong…never apologize.” She thought such admissions only drew attention to one’s shortcomings and “only made a bad situation worse”. She also considered it unseemly for a cook to twist her/himself into knots of excuses and explanations. ”The cook”, Julia firmly said, “must simply grin and bear… Read More

L’Art de la Visite: Being a Perfect Host

The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it. – Author Unknown This holiday season, many of us are likely to either play the role of host, guest, or both at some given time. As it has been a while since my previous post on etiquette, I thought now would be a… Read More