ein aehnlicher beitrag ueber das essen in jane austens dinners: jane austen dinner parties
“Invite him to dinner, Emma, and help him to the best of the fish and the chicken, but leave him to choose his own wife.”
So advises Mr. Knightley to Jane Austen’s matchmaking heroine at the end of the first chapter of ‘Emma’. During the Regency period, dinner parties ranked first amongst all entertainments and a society hostess was expected to give a dinner party at least once or twice a week.
bbc woman’s hour food + cooking (15.03.06 – 8 min.)