When I came upon the listing of courses, I’ll admit I was a little daunted, even though I’ve encountered far more elaborate 19th C menus. But when I saw the map of the table setting,* I wondered where the people were supposed to fit.
In any case, as the advice makes plain, the courses depend on what the host can afford as well as who the guests are.
|Map for simpler menu|
*You'll notice that the table settings don’t match the September menu. This is because The Female’s Friend didn’t provide settings for every month. However, the 1811 London Art of Cookery table setting for a simpler September menu comes close.
Black & white images courtesy Google Books.
Photograph of table setting at Victoria & Albert Museum courtesy me.
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