Synopses & Reviews
Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academyand#8217;s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible. Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the Deans are now offering this book so happier livand#173;ing can be within everyoneand#8217;s grasp, not just the select few.
andldquo;The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits isandnbsp;the most charming, funny, down to earth, sweetheart of an etiquette book. Itandrsquo;s perfect for a graduation gift, bridal shower prezzie, or a fun read for your own self.andrdquo;
andldquo;From cocktails for one to pulled pork for 100, andquot;The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuitsandquot; features recipes for a range of occasions, ages and tastes. While a number are geared toward party giving, there are also many weeknight family dinner ideas, some holiday-oriented fare and lots of basics, such as biscuits, that can be dialed up or down to be as simple or as fancy as you need them to be.andrdquo;
andldquo;A proper and relaxed resource for cooking and hosting year-round with a Southern flair.andrdquo;
andldquo;This title not only explores the domestic arts with etiquette fact but does so in a relaxed, approachable Southern way.andrdquo;
In The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits (Stewart, Tabori and Chang), Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault, who teach etiquette and cookery classes in some of the Holy Cityandrsquo;s most genteel quarters, condense their years of experience into a handbook of tips and recipes for Sunday brunches, cocktail parties, and everything in between.andrdquo;
This rare collection of recipes is America's oldest existing Junior League cookbook. It reflects Charleston's 300-year history of Southern cooking at its best.
Charleston Receipts was first published in 1950 and is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. It contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and sketches by Charleston artists. This classic cookbook is a must-have for any collector Inducted into the McIlhenny Hall of Fame, an award given for book sales that exceed 100,000 copies
About the Author
Suzanne Pollak is the author of Entertaining for Dummies and The Pat Conroy Cookbook. She was the spokesperson for Federated Department Stores, giving seminars on home decorating, entertaining, and cooking for many years. Lee Manigault lives in one of the grand 18th-century Charleston homes and hosts an array of activities there.