Table Manners

Table Manner Tips That Would Make Mom Proud

No, we're not in the buttoned-up 1950s, and you might not eat many dinners where there's a question of which fork to use. Considering how many of us eat at our desks, on the couch, or in the car, the...

Eating spaghetti - spoon or no spoon (a debate)

by Nyleve 7 months ago

This came up at dinner tonight. My husband was under the impression that the correct way to eat spaghetti is to use a spoon for twirling - even though I have never once seen him do it. He even sugg...

"After our oysters, we'd like to order waffles!"

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Ok, so maybe I should mind my own business, but we were sitting down for brunch at a popular spot in Annapolis during our recent trip and noticed the table next to us. They started with a round of ...

Is Grocery Store Etiquette Dead?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

When the butcher asked “who’s next?”, I turned to the man standing next to me and asked him. When the young woman obliviously blocks the aisle with her shopping cart and case of cheap beer, I sa...

"Shun, Don't Shame": How Hollywood Restaurants Are Treating Disgraced Diners in the #MeToo Era

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . One other way of handling a horrifying guest is to follow the 'shun, don't shame' advice of Daniel Buccino, the director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative. 'If somebody calls that yo...

If a host is rude to someone, is it OK to leave?

by SamuelAt 5 years ago

A colleague of mine, "Roz", invited a bunch of people over to her townhouse complex for an "End Of Summer Pool Party and Feast". My GF and I have had mixed success mingling with "Roz" - she's some...

How to present “unusual” dishes to the masses, aka co-workers

by cgarner 6 years ago

I brought braised tongue for tacos and some home made tortillas, salsa fresca, queso fresco, pickled jalapenos, fresh cilantro in to work to share (had wayyyy to much for just the two of us to eat)...

Manners Manifesto

by debbiel 6 years ago

This may be moved to Food News & Media, but it seems to fit on this board, where most of the etiquette conversations occur. A NYT Magazine article, Manners Manifesto. I like the distinction between...

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