The Complete Hostess
Quaglino, Giovanni, Author,1935
Graves, Charles, Editor,1935
Zinkeisen, Anna K., illustrator,
Hamish Hamilton - London, Publisher, 1935
This book, entitled ‘The Complete Hostess’ was written by Giovanni Quaglino and published in London in 1935.
The book features a range of fashionable recipes suitable for use when entertaining guests. Chapters include cocktails, Italian food, soup and caviar, as well as guidance about shopping for ingredients. This book would have been popular in middle-class British homes that wanted to impress diners with fine cooking.
In 1929, author Giovanni Quaglino set up Quaglino’s Restaurant on St James’ Street in London. The restaurant is still operational today.