Recipes for Successful Dining, Signed by Elsie de Wolfe
[Signed] Wolfe, Elsie de. Recipes for Successful Dining. First Edition. 1934. Book and dust jacket are both in very good minus condition—jacket shows minor fraying, some chipping to the upper edge, and fraying to the spine.
It is not necessarily true that a legendary decorator would give legendary dinner parties, but Elsie de Wolfe did. In this book, she lays out her fundamental principles for entertaining. There should be a basic dish to counterbalance a richer one, and there should be one item served that is something new that will surprise the guests.
"Never have high flower vases, or other things that obstruct the view of the beautiful woman across the table."
--Elsie de Wolfe