Table Manners: Complete Guide To Use Knife, Fork And Spoon
Updated : September 06, 2021 12:09 IST
Are you unaware of the proper usage of cutlery? Read this article to find all techniques.
When it comes to cutlery, not everyone is aware of its proper usage. Over the years, the use of forks and spoons has evolved, but that does little to ease people's concern about cutlery. Often, when you eat in a restaurant or hotel, you may observe separate forks and spoons. And when you don't know their usage, you might hesitate to go to your favourite eatery. But, don't worry, as with the help of this article you can learn to use these forks and spoons.
First of all, remember that these are not called forks and spoons, but cutlery sets. Are you using cutlery sets for the first time? Second, you must know that they are used differently for eating different dishes. For example, dosa is cut first with a knife, then eaten with a fork and a spoon.
For sweet dishes, the spoon and fork are placed parallel to each other on the upper part of the plate. The side plate, also called the bread and butter plate is on your left. Along with this, a salad plate is kept.
Liquid items are kept on the right side. But picking them up goes with the left hand. As per the dining table manners, you should maintain the same setting done by the host.
When you have finished eating, place the knife and fork parallel to each other on the plate diagonally. The bottom of both should be on your side.
Follow these tips above and become proficient in table manners.