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6 Rules for a Successful Dinner Party
Learn the hard-earned rules for hosting a lively, gracious dinner party from Julia Reed, the consummate New Orleans hostess and critically-acclaimed author.
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In one of the most famous books ever written about food, The Physiology of Taste, published in 1825, French culinary philosopher Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin decreed that in order to have a successful party, guests should be carefully "chosen so that their professions will be varied, their tastes analogous, and that there be such points of contact that the formality of introductions will not be needed."
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