The Big Spread: An Encyclopedia of Hors D'oeuvres and Canapes
144 pages, Copyright 1952
"Parties, small and intimate or large and formal, have one basic element in common: Food must appear. Whether the gathering is an outstanding success often depends upon what there is to eat and how it is presented. Every hostess at one time or another wonders: 'What shall I serve?' THE BIG SPREAD is designed to meet this ever present query.
If friends drop in unexpectedly, there are many suggestions for party-fare to be taken from your pantry or refrigerator shelf. If you are planning an elegant and elaborate entertainment, select your favorites from among the following pages. Above all, however simple the fare, use your most attractive linens and serving accessories. Remember that eye appeal means more taste appeal. The DECORATIVE EDIBLES lend a gay note to the simplest food."