- That English habit of eating with the fork tines facing down still weirds me out. The knife and fork are also never exchanged.
- I always leave my teaspoon in the cup while I’m sipping tea/coffee.
- BTW - what the hell is wrong with you France?
I should be an Ancient Mongol. And Lalita, you should keep your fork down to make sure you don’t stab anyones eyes out. Plus, doesn’t the teaspoon hit you in the nose while you sip? I also find that salad doesn’t need chopping (not that I’m French, just an observation)
I have always used the fork with tines facing up - and I have yet to jab anything (and why would the fork be anywhere near my eyes?) I don’t know how violently or spasmodically you eat that you need to be so cautious.
Nope - the teaspoon does not hit my nose.
I meant the point where you aren’t supposed to praise food served to you. But - what about salads with radicchio leaves? or an enslata caprese?
But thanks for your concern (…?)