CHARLESTON, S.C., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestled in the culinary heart of the South live two of the wisest, most accomplished entertainers in the world, Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault, the Deans of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits. Now, the domestic divas are sharing their wisdom and experience with the rest of us through the ultimate manual for life and entertaining, The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits - a Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes. Their book is a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to make the most of living with themselves, their family, friends and even foes.
This handbook is jam-packed with insightful anecdotes, time-tested recipes, and plenty of practical advice about how to bring the charm of the Deep South into one's home and life. Now, you don't have to live in Charleston to learn the secrets of gracious Southern living. The book is beautifully illustrated by Tania Lee, whose work has appeared in Town & Country and in John Updike's book, In Love with a Wonton.
Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault share their years of culinary and entertaining experience through insightful chapters such as:
- Radical Thinking: Putting the House to Work for You
- Business Entertaining: Transform Your Dining Table into an ATM
- A Manners Manifesto: How to Comport Yourself
- How to Inherit Your Grandmother's Silver: A Primer
The book brims with Southern wisdom, from how to make the best brunch ever seen to how to BBQ a whole pig overnight. There are more than 90 easy-to-follow recipes for sumptuous regional favorites such as biscuit, brisket, gumbo, cheesy rice, cabbage slaw, ice-cream sundae, braised collard greens, and pork butt in milk. Plus the best peach and coconut pies ever tasted!
Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault have taught many friends and students how to transform their homes and lives in ways they never dreamed possible. Now you can learn their secrets with The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits. Living life as an Academy grad will make your life twice as charming!
About the Authors
Suzanne Pollak is the author of Entertaining for Dummies and The Pat Conroy Cookbook. She was the spokesperson for Federated Department Stores, giving forty seminars a year on subjects ranging from home decorating to entertaining, including cooking demonstrations and bridal fairs. Lee Manigault is an internationally-educated cook who lives in one of the grand eighteenth-century homes of Charleston, where she hosts a wide variety of special events.
The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
By Suzanne Pollak & Lee Manigault
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
U.S. $24.95/CAN. $27.95
Publication date: April 15, 2014
Page count: 216
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