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A dinner party dedication to picky eaters

A dinner party dedication to picky eaters

By Elizabeth Renzetti “Oh, I forgot to mention – I’m allergic to dairy.” How many of us have heard those terrifying words after inviting someone over for dinner? Well, I’ve got news for you, Ms. Butterfat-Gives-Me-Buboes: You can tell you’re actually allergic to something if you need to carry an EpiPen with you wherever you go. If, upon ingesting a substance, your throat swells up and you die, then you have an allergy. I grant that sudden, violent death is a bummer at most dinner parties (though I’ve been to some where it would have been a welcome early conclusion to the evening.)
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Table manners by Emily Post (moving picture)

Table manners by Emily Post (moving picture)

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.
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Table manners according to Emily Post (moving picture)

Table manners according to Emily Post (moving picture)

by Prunella de Pedant Do you know what do with your croutons? Or how to eat your soup properly? Know which side your bread and butter plate is on?
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Good table manners - vintage tips

Good table manners - vintage tips

By Dana Gornitzki Stop eating with your hands, and sit up straight while you're at it. Now, take a moment to remember the family dinner. Lovely! (video)
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A secret to the perfect table setting?

A secret to the perfect table setting?

Formal dinnerware and cutlery is a rarity in our modern age. But the thought of an elegant dinner does sound like bliss. How does one get the table looking proper? With a butler's stick of course...
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