The Dinner Table
Home Cooking Information
China & Dinnerware Guide [offsite link]
Choosing fine china - determining the quality and choosing the right accessories; Choosing casual dinnerware - earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain + caring for your casual dinnerware.
China Tableware Care [offsite link]
Fine tableware, with the proper care, can create memories and traditions that last a lifetime. Here´s tips for hand washing "antique" or older china, tips for "dishwasher safe" china, and storage recommendations.
Crystal & Glassware Guide [offsite link]
Choosing and caring for crystal stemware; Setting the table; Stocking the bar; Choosing glassware
Dining Etiquette [offsite link]
Unsure about how to eat foods that require more than just a fork or spoon? Choose from a list of to discover the proper way to eat certain foods in public.
Flatware Guide [offsite link]
Choosing flatware - stainless steel, sterling or silverplate; caring for sterling and silverplate; setting the table
How to Properly Set A Table [offsite link]
This basic table setting is appropriate for most every occasion.
Napkin Folding [offsite link]
See how to fold dinner napkins as a flower bud, pyramid or a lily for an elegant table.
Setting a Festive Table [offsite link]
Helpful tips for choosing and caring for your dinnerware, glassware and flatware, along with guidelines for setting your table to create the ambiance you desire.
Setting Your Table [offsite link]
Get ready to set the perfect table...What´s on the right? What´s on the left? Find out all the ins and outs and what makes the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.
Silver Tableware Care [offsite link]
Helpful tips for washing, polishing, and storing your silver.
Silverware [offsite link]
Caring for sterling flatware, silver-plated flatware, stainless flatware, silver-plated and stainless holloware, crystal drinkware and dinnerware....from Oneida.
Stocking Your Cupboard [offsite link]
From Pfaltzgraff - recommendations for stocking a cupboard for a family of 4...how many place settings of dinnerware and flatware, how many glasses, what table accessories and serving pieces should you have on hand.
ink about how often you run the dishwasher, how many people you entertain, and how many meals
Table Linens Guide [offsite link]
The table linens you choose will highlight the beauty of your china, stemware, and flatware. Here´s a few quick tips for selecting the proper tablecloth for your dining table + a chart of standard sizes to find the right tablecloth for your dining table.
Tabletop 101 [offsite link]
From porcelain and bone china to genuine stoneware and earthenware, this informational guide can help you decide which type to choose;
Also, which pieces of flatware are essential...
Choices to consider with glassware or crystal... Plus, popular pieces for serving and entertaining.
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