by Dana Gornitzki
What does a correctly set place look like? How much silver should we lay out? (oh, just the thought makes the heart flutter) What is the proper way to eat soup? And is it correct to cut your salad with a knife?
Of course, do not dare to lick your knife (EVER) and make sure to eat as quietly as possible - these are basic and proper manners.
Etiquette maven Emily Post sheds some insight on table manners in this charming and most genteel short moving picture from 1947: