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Old 04-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #71
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I couldn't put an age on it that I was using proper table manners (for my area), but I do remember getting my food cut up for me when I was little. I couldn't even tell you if I was given a knife at age three, lol.
I only remrmber the age because of an episode in a restaurant where I boggled the waiter. I politely asked him to exchange the teaspoon I had been given with my soup for a soup spoon.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:11 PM   #72
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I'm thinking they don't have these problems in Asia...
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #73
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I'm thinking they don't have these problems in Asia...

Right. No knives, no forks, just two chopsticks - both held in one hand with no regard to convex or concave sides.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #74
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Right. No knives, no forks, just two chopsticks - both held in one hand with no regard to convex or concave sides.
And you drink the soup broth from the bowl. Never "spear" your food with the chopstick(s). There are soup spoons...but why bother if your host is slurping soup from the bowl?
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #75
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I lift my cereal bowl for the last bit, too
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #76
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When I go out to my local favorite noodle shop I slurp, and so do most patrons there. My wife freaked out when I first took her to a noodle shop many years ago. Outside of those establishments I'm very conscience of myself and do not make noise eating certain kinds of food, especially foods which are meant to be slurped. :))
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #77
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And you drink the soup broth from the bowl. Never "spear" your food with the chopstick(s). There are soup spoons...but why bother if your host is slurping soup from the bowl?
One handed bowl drinking is a no-no.
I'm told that when drinking broth from the bowl, the bowl must be held with both hands, not just one. OK by me.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:01 PM   #78
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PattY1, when I say hold your cutlery like flags, I mean business end pointed to the ceiling, forefinger and thumb on the top. To cut, merely turn the cutlery business end down, thumb and forefinger are now pointed down, and go to town. I have seen many folks take the fork in a fist and stab business end down, pointing out the bottom of their fist. Does that make sense? I can't think how better to describe it.

My Mom was a Girl Guide Commissioner and told us as Guides one day we might have an opportunity to meet the Queen or some other royal and made sure we knew how to manage cutlery well.

Andy, Canadians switch hands as well. I tend to leave my fork in my left hand while cutting meat, or pushing food onto it, but switch when I'm eating salad or something else.

My Dad mentioned that one of the ways Germans caught a few North American spies during the War was to watch them eat. If they switched hands to after cutting their meat, they were busted! I don't know how true that is but it was a fun story.
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Hold the knife as if you're holding a set of tongs.
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Hold the knife as if you're holding a set of tongs.
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