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Western tableware | Teach you to identify and use complex British tableware

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Knife and fork usage

Before using the knife and fork, take the napkin down, fold it under the dining table and spread it on the thighs. Don't shake the table and fold the napkin. It is unsanitary. To wipe with a napkin, take the upper layer and do not take the entire napkin to the table to wipe. If it is the relationship between the host and the host, it is necessary to wait until the owner takes the napkin before starting to use it.

The use of cutlery is mainly divided into American American Style and European Continental Style/European Style. American knife and fork usage: When eating, take the fork in the left hand, take the knife in the right hand, gently hold the tail end, press the index finger on the handle, fix the food with a fork, and gently cut with a knife. After cutting a bite-sized food, the blade is facing inward, put the knife in the upper part of the dish, change the right hand and take the fork to eat, hold the pen and the forks face up.

European-style knife and fork usage: When eating, it is the same as the American style, with the left hand holding the fork, the right hand holding the knife, the light gripping the tail end, the index finger pressing on the handle, fixing the food with a fork, and gently cutting with a knife. After cutting a bite-sized food, do not put down the knife, continue to use the fork with your left hand, and the forks are eating downwards. A knife can be used to help the fork pick up food. You don't have to put down your knife and fork during the whole meal, whether it's chewing food or talking to others. The difference between American and European knife and fork usage is mainly at the time of dining. In the UK, of course European-style knife and fork usage is more common, because Europeans believe that frequent replacement of the left and right hands and forks is slightly rough.

If you want to put down the knife and fork to talk or rest in the middle, you can place the knife and fork on the lower part of the dish, the knife is down, the blade is facing inward, the fork is on the top, and the fork is facing down. If you want the next dish, put the fork on the knife, the blade is down, and the fork is placed up in the middle of the plate. To get up and leave, move the chair back and gently place the napkin on the chair. You can't leave the napkin on the table. When returning, gently pick up the napkin and sit down in front of your legs. After the meal is finished, the knife and fork are discharged into the middle of the dish. The napkin is placed on the left side of the dish. Before the meal is finished, the knife, fork, spoon and napkin can not be placed directly on the table once they are used. Only when the meal is finished, the napkin can be placed on the table.

Wrong way

1. The main function of the napkin is to prevent the food from staining the clothes, and to wipe off the oil stains on the lips and hands. Never use it to wipe your face, and you should not take it in your hands. This is unsanitary and does not conform to the table manners.

2. Do not use the knife and fork arbitrarily. You must use the tableware in the order of serving.

3. If you use European-style knife and fork usage, you don't have to put down the knife and fork during the whole meal, whether it is chewing food or talking to others. But remember not to wave the knife and fork in the air, to make gestures, put the knife and fork down. Do not take a knife or fork in one hand, but use a napkin to wipe the mouth in the other hand, and do not take the glass in one hand and the fork in the other.