DINNER DIARIES BY ASSOULINE
The book Dinner Diaries by Assouline presents the art of dinner parties with all its social graces, practicalities and helpful anecdotes.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

Dinner Party is a delicate issue. If you take a deeper look at it, you will recognize its social, cultural and even political dimension and can easily end up writing an article which analyzes how it is much more than being just a dinner.

Let us only tackle its practical side for now...

The Dinner Diaries, which is considered as a continuation of the Assouline series “Fashion Questionnaire” and “Wine Questionnaire” that were inspired by the famous Proust Questionnaire, is an entertaining source book for any hosts who seek to offer a meaningful experience to their guests and do not want to leave the dinner party conversations to chance.

What should the host consider when selecting the guests? How should the seating arrangement be done? How much detailed should the table setting be? What is the magical harmony of the conversation that will keep the night entertaining and interesting enough? Dinner Diaries answers such questions via a very elegant editorial choice.

The questionnaire, completed with the handwriting of inspiring chefs and businesspeople like Allison Aston, Alex Hitz and Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti has also blank pages specially left for your guests.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
BLESSED YEARS

The bright red fruit regarded as a panacea. Pomegranate! The symbol of prosperity, wellbeing, happiness and new year!

FINDS
THE ALCHEMIST

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CASE SERIES
LUNCHEON @Sanayi313

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BLACKOUTS
CHICAGO

From the Windiest City on Earth with Love

LOVE LETTERS
MELİKE ALTINIŞIK

An architect; Melike Altınışık writes a love letter to the highest architects of all – cosmos!

SENSES
LEVENT ERDEN

One may say that Levent Erden is rebellious but actually he is trying to explore the “over the top” with his senses.

CITIZENS
GÖRGÜN TANER

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