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by Colleen Rush
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  • Author:
    Colleen Rush
  • ISBN:
    0767922034
  • ISBN13:
    978-0767922036
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  • Publisher:
    Broadway Books; First Edition edition (October 24, 2006)
  • Pages:
    228 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Food Lodging & Transportation
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  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    571
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Author Bio. ▼▲. COLLEEN RUSH, a food-loving native of Louisiana, is a contributing writer to Cosmopolitan and author of Swim Naked, Defy Gravity, & 99 Other Essential Things to Accomplish Before Turning 30. She lives in Chicago.

From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pa.

From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas. By: Colleen Rush. We’ve all experienced Fancy-Pants Restaurant Jitters at some point – the fear that you will unknowingly commit some fine-dining crime, whether it’s using the wrong fork, picking an amateur wine, mispronouncing foie gras, or gasping when your fish entrée arrives with its head still attached. The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining is the ultimate antidote to restaurant anxiety. Where does your napkin go when you leave the table? Should you sniff the wine cork? And why, pray tell, are there so many forks?

Japanese dining dos and don'ts. COLLEEN RUSH, a food-loving native of Louisiana, is a contributing writer toCosmopolitan and author ofSwim Naked, Defy Gravity, & 99 Other Essential Things to Accomplish Before Turning 30.

Japanese dining dos and don'ts. See details. The Mere Mortal's Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas by Colleen Rush (Paperback, 2006). Brand new: lowest price.

From aperitif to digestif, approach every meal with savvy and grace.We’ve all experienced Fancy-Pants Restaurant Jitters at some point – the fear that you will unknowingly commit some fine-dining crime, whether it’s using the wrong fork, picking an amateur wine, mispronouncing foie gras, or gasping when your fish entrée arrives with its head still attached. Relax. The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining is the ultimate antidote to restaurant anxiety. Where does your napkin go when you leave the table? Should you sniff the wine cork? And why, pray tell, are there so many forks? This comprehensive and accessible primer answers these and dozens of other questions and offers the basics on every aspect of fine dining, including:* How to navigate a place setting* Speaking menu-ese and the language of fine food* A refresher on polite and polished table manners* 911 for wine novices* A carnivore’s guide to beef, pork, lamb, and veal* What local, sustainable, and organic really mean* Japanese dining dos and don’ts* Who’s who on a restaurant’s staff* How to be a regular—or get the perks like one* Top restaurants across the country* What the food snobs know (and you should, too)* And much more…With a little help, any Mere Mortal can order wine with confidence, get great, attitude-free service, decipher menus, and finally, truly, savor any dining experience.

Xinetan
Etiquette courses, Emily Post, and the overwhelming options online led me to this straightforward, fun, and informative book. From forks and knives, to wine types, to basic faux pas in today's digital world, this book covers the high level of it all, AND as an added bonus, explains the history / why we have these rules in the first place (or why they're dumb).

Helpful, funny, and a great addition to the bookshelf.
Painshade
As a business skill trainer, I found this book an exceptional resource since it provided reservation to exit information on enjoying an elegant dining experience. Colleen Rush researched dining history and added in helpful facts about why we eat our bread in pieces, why the meal comes in several independent courses down to understanding the traditions of food preparation and wines across Europe as well as trendy questions about the quality or best catch when it comes to meats.

I used this book to prepare for a Business Etiquette presentation yet Rush's writing was fun and exciting to follow and honestly, I will be enjoying this before any fine dinner to be on my best behavior and to keep refreshing what would make my dining experience more enriched. This book can help one establish a better relationships with their clients because this book teaches you how to create allies with the dining staff and better understand the menus and what it means to be a 'foody' without entering with a bib and smug complaints. Since my research and preparation visited the perspective written from the restaurant staff as well, I found this book very fair to both the guest and the restaurant. Again, better etiquette does not give one the right to be more judgmental but to show more class and appreciation when the service is done right and the food and wine is good.

This book is one of my favorites and her book is a great gateway to the books she referenced to further study the history of fine dining. She truly made the topic accessible and useful for any audience. I highly recommend this book.
Xangeo
If you only read one book on fine dining....make it this one. It covers everything from wine to place settings. It's a light fun read and has info everyone should know. Far less Exhaustive than Emily Post, but in-depth enough to have you feeling confident.
Hulbine
Very good information but some of it regarding the food is pretty basic if you have any knowledge of cooking. Overall not bad and I would recommend it. Good section on tipping and building a relationship with your favorite restaurant.
Authis
This book is excellent - anyone who reads it can dine out with confidence. It explains table etiquette, the jobs of different restaurant staff and what you can expect from them. And especially helpful were the details about food; how to order, menu tips, methods of preparation, cuts of meat, it's all in there.
Topmen
Great book - more people should read it and practice it.
Charyoll
I eat out frequently, on a lot of business dinners. I read about this book in a magazine and ordered it. A fun, fast read with easy-to-digest information about tipping, wine, becoming a "regular" at a restaurant (how to score perks), and... table manners.

This is where my doofus-ness comes in. My napkin is supposed to be folded to the left of my plate (not on my chair) if I get up to pee? Utensils can never touch the table (not even the handles) once you pick them up?? I was wincing over and over as I learned all the little habits I had wrong.

On the upside, I've got it pretty much straight now. In fact, fun fact: I went to dinner after reading just the intro/first chapter, and scored a FREE glass of fancy wine... Already recouped the cost of the book!
No more picking up the wrong fork if you get this book! Although I picked this book up for more a reference it is a wealth of information and a must read if you want to succeed out in the world.--Get it! and read it! Then take the boss out to lunch!