In her latest Table Manners column for Chow, food and drink advice writer Helena Echlin addresses the rift between European- and American-style utensil etiquette. In the States, it's common to cut with the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right, then switch cutlery while eating. But on the other side of the pond, the "zigzag" method, as Emily Post once called it, isn't well-regarded; instead, it's de rigueur for the knife to never leave the right hand. How do you cut into a good steak?
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I'd like to think this guy hasn't eaten in a month, which would explain the overzealous make-out session he's got going on here. Word to the uncouth: don't bite off more than you can chew. And when I say "chew," I mean with your mouth closed.
Cats have moved way beyond the feeding bowl! If you thought the bottle-fed kitten was advanced, wait until you meet Tessa. She may walk on all fours, but she's been trained to sit up and eat properly come chow time. That is, Tessa eats her gourmet cat food with a fork, and even chopsticks (!) Miss Manners even has the courtesy to wash her paws before dinner. Now if only we can get men to do the same...