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.)
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.
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?
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)