Manuscript page of Maria Rundell's 'Domestic Cookery' regarding dinner parties

'Domestic Cookery' was not just a collection of recipes, it also contained moral advice and instructions for household management and entertaining. Rundell described hosting a dinner party, for which the fashion 'may almost be termed a mania.' She also warned about the proper selection of company on such occasions.


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whose tastes are totally dissimilar, is not
a judicious arrangement; an intercourse of
minds, having the advantage of greatly augment:
ing the pleasures of the table, to the well informed