Monday, 11 May 2009
Dinner On A Toothpick
I'm being quite bookish at the moment, I hope you don't mind? So, well I picked up this book a couple of weeks ago, attracted of course, by the darling fun cover and excitable title 'Dinner On A Toothpick'.
The book was published in 1971, and written by Josephine Camille and Gail Johnson, the two wives of the creative executives of an enormous advertising agency.
The flyleaf says 'Choosing to enjoy their own parties rather than visiting them briefly and moistly from the kitchen, they refined the structure of the Cocktail Buffet and adapted the recipes - via friends, travel and espionage - to provide maximum style with minimum fuss.' Pioneers in their field!
And inside there's so much more to love, aside from the perfect little drawings, it makes me want to put on a pinny and rustle a little something up - who's for Flaming Rum Sausages, Shrimp Olympia or perhaps some Drumsticks Houston?