Although I’ve cooked for people and done small catering jobs/parties; its always a work in progress figuring out how to make your next event flow even better. A few weeks ago, I reconnected with a friend I hadn’t talked to in a while and he sent me something I forgot I needed until I actually had it in my hands. It’s The Dinner Party Diary.
I’ve always loved diaries and journaling and writing down what I did
for parties, whether for a client or my own party can only help me (and
others) in the future! The book opens with a wonderful quote;
The book is organized into about 9 sections for parties/events plus
sections for notes & recipes. Each event section gives you space for
figuring out everything from the table arrangements to menu planning to
writing about what worked and didn’t after each event. This book is
invaluable. I could even use it for future cooking classes as well! I’m
excited to see how this helps me get even more organized and a great way
to track my growth. As a side note, this book would also make an
excellent gift for your favorite host/hostess.
”Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is soul-satisfying and eternal” - Julia Child
*** 1/2 (out of 5 stars)