Book Review: The Dinner Party Diaries

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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;

 ”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

  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. 

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*** 1/2 (out of 5 stars)


Mrs. Pleasant