Behind food rules of good taste are simple and easily assimilable. If you are a guest, do not do anything that offends the hosts, other guests, or delivers trouble to anyone around them. At the same time, good-sounding rules are not some obsession that can make you feel stiff or depressed. Simple advice - behave in such a way as to feel most natural in this or that environment, but also do not forget about the interests of people who are near you.
Of course, a picnic with friends in a country house or a reception in the company of business partners suggests different behavior. But nevertheless, there are rules that must always be fulfilled.
The basic rules of good taste for eating
- Sitting should be a natural way.
- Do not swing on a chair.
- Do not create unnecessary noise: do not tinkle with a fork and knife on the plate; Do not rumble a chair, sit down at the table or get up because of it.
- The napkin should be kept on your knees. Do not fill it up at the gate, except for the situation when lobster or caviar portions are served. Wipe your lips as unobtrusively as possible.
- Do not rush to take food, you should wait for all guests to serve and lay out a dish, and only then you can start eating.
- If there are many guests at the table, this rule sounds somewhat different: the hosts invite guests to the beginning of the meal. There are times when guests are treated on the principle of a buffet, then you should wait until at least three start eating and only then start yourself.
- You do not need to reach for food with food across the table. If it's hard for you to take any dish, it's better to ask someone from those sitting next to you to give it to you. Do not forget to thank them.
- Do not refuse the offered refreshments. Let's say you were offered something that you do not like, then take a small portion, eat a little, and then quietly shift to the scraps on the table. If health does not allow you to taste anything, just politely refuse.
- It is not necessary to impose a large portion. Let others try this dish. It is better to repeat later if there is such an opportunity.
- Do not rush to eat. It's not very decent and even harmful.
- Do not fill your mouth with food. Bite off small pieces.
- Take your food only after you swallow it completely. This is both more decent and better for health.
- Toothpick to use at a table is ugly. Either do it discreetly, or get out of the table.
- During eating, you can not put your hands and elbows on the table.
- After you finish eating, you can let yourself put your hands on the table, but keep them still.
- Keep your hands at the table away from your face. Nose, teeth, ears, eyes leave alone at the table.
- Do not brush your hair or make up your makeup at the table. There are other places for this.
- Forced to leave the feast, apologize for this. Leaving without saying anything, you will offend the master and guests.
Rules of good taste when drinking
According to the rules of drinking, the owner of the house should raise his glass first, uttering a toast to the health of all who are present or generally for health. The exception is the circle of close friends when all toasts are good.
Nobody canceled the practice of clinking glasses. Wonderful chimes when they are held by thin legs. Here the rules are not so strict.
But there are rules that are fairly strictly applied during official receptions. There clinking is not welcome. Another thing - a home party or dinner among close friends. For chokaniya there are anniversaries, wedding dinners, birthdays, New Year's holiday.
The master should fill the glasses, first having poured a sip to himself, and then to the rest of the guests and only at the end again replenishing himself. The same rules apply, if the owner is on the filling, and even lonely. Rotating the bottle while pouring, you will not let the drops of wine spill onto the tablecloth. Previously, trying to fill the glasses no more than two thirds. Now this rule does not apply. The glasses produced today are much more spacious, so they should be filled only until the middle. Do not rush to drink immediately after eating. Wipe your lips with a napkin so that the edges of the glasses do not become greasy.