zondag 30 december 2012

Table Manners

Proper table manners are important if you want to produce a good impression on your guests. They add the necessary refinement which is sadly missed in the days of everything casual. Luckily, we live in the times of the technical progress and in case we didn't learn them at home, there is always YouTube.
There I found this little gem from the good old times:

Emily Post Table Manners 1947

Actually, YouTube has an abundance of videos on this topic, which proves that a lot of people are still interested in the art of fine dining. You can find the guides on how to set the table properly, or what to do with your napkin:
or your glassware .

Of course, when alone at home with one's family one can be less formal, but as they say, practice makes perfect. The best way to remember all those rules is to practise them regularly. After all, dinner was once considered such an important meal, that people used to change for it.  I'm not saying at your house it should be like this (minus getting drunk part, of course), but more along these lines:

a date with your family

Have fun with your New Year celebration!

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