The Random House Hostess Library Author:Random House This is a two volume set: The Treasury of Cooking and The Book of Etiquette: — Cooking: Here,in one enticing cookbook,is a wealth of recipes, practical knowhow, zest and variety to guarantee you better, more easily prepared meals. Over 2,000 tested recipes, with menus, work-saving hints and short cuts and dozens of special features, help you meet... more » every basic cooking need and rise to any cooking occasion. You'll find up-to-the-minute definitions of cooking terms, advice on pressure cookery, outdoor cooking, home freezing, quantity cooking, quick-freezing, preserving, rotisseries and much more, as well as numerous indispensable tables and charts. Meal-planning inspiration abounds in the chapter on menus for holidays, children's parties, religious festivals and regional and foreign dishes. A ready-reference index puts at your findertips every recipe, menu and subject discussed in The Random House Treasury of Cooking.
Etiquette: Now you can act correctly and thoughtfully in every social situation, with the modern book of good manners that makes it easy for you to be at your poised and confident best. Authoritative, practical and easy-to-use, The Random House Book of Etiquette enables the entire family to keep up with the changing demands of today's social usage by following common-sense suggestions based on consideration, courtesy and respect for others - not on antiquated, stuffy "rules." For ready reference, the essentials of gracious living are divided into several major categories, and an index guides you to specific answers concerning any aspect of good manners: weddings, traveling etiquette, telephone manners, children's manners, entertaining and being entertained, etiquette for salespeople, busines etiquette and much, much more.« less