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Diners should always ask for items to be passed along the table to them.
It is also rude to slurp food, eat noisily or make noise with cutlery.
A single mouthful of food should be lifted on the fork and you should not chew or bite food from the fork.
The knife should be held with the base into the palm of the hand, not like a pen with the base resting between the thumb and forefinger. When eating soup, the spoon is held in the right hand and the bowl tipped away from the diner, scooping the soup in outward movements.
Table manners are the rules used while eating, which may also include the appropriate use of utensils.
Different cultures observe different rules for table manners.
If extra utensils are needed, they may be brought to the table along with later courses.
For example, if olives are eaten by hand, the pit may be removed by hand.
Elbows should remain off the table When one has finished eating, this should be communicated to other diners and waiting staff by placing the knife and fork together on the plate, at approximately 6 o'clock position, with the fork tines facing upwards.
At family meals, children are often expected to ask permission to leave the table at the end of the meal.
Butter should be cut, not scraped, from the butter dish using a butter knife or side plate knife and put onto a side plate, not spread directly on to the bread.
This prevents the butter in the dish from gathering bread crumbs as it is passed around.
Only utensils which are to be used for the planned meal should be set.