The Complete Hostess (1935)
Book ID: 64039
The Complete Hostess. Edited by Charles Graves. Decorations by Anna K Zinkeisen. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1935. Second Impression. Pp 271. White pictorial cloth boards, lightly stained, contents in fine bright condition.
A wealth of information on menus, recipes, cocktails, etc. along with advice about what to buy, which fish from where. Delightfully illustrated with pen and ink drawings throughout.
Written by Giovanni Quaglino, who founded his namesake Mayfair restaurant “Quaglino’s” in 1929. Barbara Cartland famously claimed to have found a pearl in her oyster at his restaurant.