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Think it's a good idea to eat canapes at parties this Christmas? WRONG! And @gilescoren can tell you why

Think it's a good idea to eat canapes at parties this Christmas? WRONG! And @gilescoren can tell you why

You can admire party food and you can compliment your host on it. The one thing you absolutely cannot do is eat it, says Giles Coren The first rule of party food is very simple: don't eat it. It is not there for eating. It is there to look pretty, to decorate the space, to lend texture to the evening, to make your hosts seem generous and because if it were not, everybody would be gathering in corners whispering: 'Where the hell is the food?' So it must be provided. And it must be elegant. It must be up-to-the-minute-fashionable (if it is not local, seasonal, foraged and fabulous, forget it) and it must be practically odourless (since nobody spends four hours on hair make-up, scent and clothing to end up smelling like a chip shop). But it must not be eaten. Good God, no. You go to parties to drink, to dance, to talk, to do business, but mostly to flirt. To put yourself out ...

Full article: http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/november-2012/the-rul...

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