Food Facts & Lore, Table Manners

6 Rules For a Perfect Dinner Date

Dinner for two. Sitting face-to-face. A good restaurant. You place the napkin on your lap. Sit up straight. Turn off the phone. Listen. Don't brag. Remember to keep your elbows off the table, though did you know that leaning forward is a sign you are interested in what your dinner companion is saying? You let… Continue reading 6 Rules For a Perfect Dinner Date

Family time, Food Facts & Lore, Table Manners

How To Squeeze Lemon On Fish And A Few Other Citrus Moves

Back in the Middle Ages, there was little ceremony around food. Even kings behaved like despicable gluttons at the table. True table manners emerge in upper-class, private dining room settings around the 1700's. Table manners are really about little dainty details. Sit up straight, don't put elbows on the table, don't slurp and so on.… Continue reading How To Squeeze Lemon On Fish And A Few Other Citrus Moves