MOST PRACTICAL BOOK
This book was a lifesaver when I left home for the first time and was living on my own. My copy is falling apart and covered in food stains (the chocolate mousse page is disgusting), but I would never part with it.
The front cover does make me laugh though. I didn't bother with fancy linen, flowers, candles and all that other paraphernalia. My table held my food, a drink, a radio, and a book. What else do you need?