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
THE DIAMOND FOLD

The art of using the right napkin in four steps.

FINDS
JEAN-JACQUES SEMPE COLLECTIONS

No one but his name comes to mind when it’s therapeutic humor.

CASE SERIES
GREAT PARISIAN ARTIST ON A BLACK & WHITE STAGE

The French designer Andrée Putman’s life resembles a stage performance in which she takes on different roles, repeatedly changing behind the curtains.
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BLACKOUTS
VENICE

The city that has no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Maybe the most beautiful city in the world; the city of water…

LOVE LETTERS
FEM GÜÇLÜTÜRK

The love letter to Çıtlık Ağacı (Turpentine Tree) that botanist Fem Güçlütürk wrote is reflecting something beyond the love that we know.

SENSES
AYŞE BOYNER

We feel Ayşe Boyner’s high energy through all of her senses.

CITIZENS
ERDAL AKSOY

Everything is well-selected based on personal admiration in the one-of-its-kind Alaturcahouse. Erkal Aksoy, who doesn't like to be in the public sight much, expresses his style in his eclectic gallery.