Western tableware etiquette - the language of tableware
In most cases, you don't need to worry about eating Western food. When you eat at the table, you will tell the service staff your intentions. The trained waiter will serve you according to your wishes and satisfy you. The requirement, this is the "knife and fork language."
Knife and fork language
1. Continue to eat: Open the knife and fork, about a triangle, then signal that you want to continue to eat, the waiter will not take your plate away.
2, meal results: And when you put the tableware on the side of the plate, even if there is something in the plate, the waiter thinks that you have used up the meal, will take the plate away at the appropriate time.
3. Please add food to me: the plate is empty, but you still want to dine, open the knife and fork, about eight-shaped, then the waiter will add food to you. Note: Applicable only at banquets where meals are permitted or when eating the dish that may be added. If there is only one plate per dish, you don't have to put the tableware in this way.
4. Good meal: When the plate is empty, you no longer want to dine, put the knife and fork parallel and put it, then the waiter will take your plate away at the appropriate time.
The main tool for the use of oriental and oriental meals for cutlery is chopsticks, while Westerners use knife and fork when eating. At mealtime, the plate is in the middle, then the knife and spoon are placed on the right side of the plate and the fork is placed on the left side. Generally speaking, when writing a western food, it is natural to use a knife or spoon in the right hand, a fork in the left hand, and a right hand in the cup.
How do you treat "left-handed"? If we know that one of the guests is holding the knife with the left hand, it is inevitable that the knife and fork will be placed in the right place when setting the table, which not only reflects our respect for him. And it also shows the thoughtfulness and meticulousness of our services.
1. Place the knife and fork on the table, generally no more than three pairs. For a three-course meal or more, you must place a new knife and fork with the knife and fork after use.
2. The cutlery is used in order from the outside to the inside (that is, it is placed in order from the outside to the front in order of use). When eating, it is generally the right and left hands to cooperate with each other, that is, one knife and one fork are used in pairs. There are some exceptions. When you drink soup, just put the spoon on the right side - hold the spoon with your right hand. Eating raw oysters is also generally done with the oyster fork in the right hand.
3, the knife and fork have different specifications, depending on the purpose of the size of the size is also different. When eating meat, use a large knife regardless of whether you want to use a knife. When eating salads, sweets, or some hors d'oeuvres, use a medium knife, fork, or spoon to change the size of the knife. When using soup, use a large spoon, while drinking coffee and eating ice cream, use a small size.
Don't use your own tableware to make dishes for others, dishes, soups or other foods. When eating western food, everyone has their own tableware. If it is a meal, everyone can take it from the market. Then there must be a spare common fork or spoon for everyone to use.
2, the use of forks need to pay attention: can not use the fork to tie the food import, but should shovel the food into the entrance. Americans sometimes use meat to cut meat into pieces, and then use forks to feed them. Europeans usually eat while cutting, and they are shoveled to the entrance. If you don't need a knife to eat a dish, you can also use your right hand to hold the fork. For example, when the Italian eats noodles, only one fork is used, and no other tableware is needed. It is easy and convenient to hold the fork with the right hand. If there is no large piece of meat to cut, such as a vegetarian dish, just cut vegetables and non-staple food, then it is reasonable to use the right hand to hold the fork to eat.
3, do not gesticulate when holding a knife and fork in your hand. When speaking or talking, it is ceremonial to place the knife and fork on the plate. Eat at the table, while enjoying the food, and of course you have to have a good time. But don't talk about it when you hold the knife and fork. You can't hold the knife and fork up in your hand. Don't laugh or shout loudly. This will make people feel scared. In fact, this dangerous move is indeed right for people. It is a threat to yourself.
4, fork and spoon can be imported, but the knife can not be placed in the mouth, regardless of whether there is food on it. The requirements of etiquette have their merits, and the entrance to the knife is also dangerous.