The Art of Dining and the Art of Attaining High Health; With a Few Hints on Suppers

The Art of Dining and the Art of Attaining High Health; With a Few Hints on Suppers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...If it is placed upon the table within every one's reach, his nicely regulating power is necessary to give it sufficient, but to restrain over circulation. As the only anxiety of many, who give parties regardless of expense, is that they should go oil' well, I must repeat that they cannot fail, if there is a liberal supply of good champagne, heartily given. Of course there will be various degrees of success depending upon various circumstances, but champagne can always turn the balance to the favourable side, and heartiness in giving will compensate for many_ defects in other particulars. I must here add, that in little fetes champetres champagne has great efiicacy, and is a specific against that want of spirit that not rnr: ART or DINING. 131 unfrequently occurs; also on any convivial occasion, where there is an absence of something desirable in the way of comfort or convenience, or where any disappointment has happened, champagne is the most powerful auxiliary in remedying the omission, and making it forgotten. In short, Where champagne goes right nothing can well go wiong. I think it quite a waste to produce it iirgess it is iced, or at least of the temperature of cold spring water, and in hot weather its coldness is one of its most efl'ective qualities. The less it is mixed with other wines, the better it agrees with any one, and the objectionable effects attributed to it are often in reality the result of too much combination with other liquids. Taken simply and in due quantity, I think there are few constitutions to which it would not be beneficial, and I have frequently seen invalids who I have thought would have been all the better for an alterative course of it. With respect to the kind of champagne to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749308
  • 9781236749307