Amy Vanderbilt’s Picnic Advice in the Complete Book of Etiquette

Amy Vanderbilt doesn’t care if food at a picnic is cooked out or already prepared.  What does matter is picnicking, in clement weather and in a style suitable to you. Her recommendations in the Complete Book of Etiquette are tried and true cold fried chicken, little...

Emily Post’s Dislike of Picnic Trash in Etiquette>/em>

“Regard for Others,” is the heading for Emily Post’s picnic advice in Etiquette (1922). It’s not what you might expect because it’s about trash!  “People who picnic along the public highway,: she writes, “leaving a clutter of greasy paper and swill (not a...