DINING CUSTOMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
I love this infographic showing different dining customs from around the world. A few notes on American dining customs:
1) Unlike in France, it is considered rude in America to have your hands on the table while eating.
2) Your napkin should be placed in your lap as soon as you sit down and remain there for the entire meal.
3) It is considered bad manners to take a toothpick and pick your teeth after a meal at the table.
4) Americans clink glasses with any type of alcohol. Those who have non-alcoholic beverages will also join the toast. Everybody says, “Cheers.” If the dinner is offered at someone’s home. It is polite to add, “Here’s to our hosts!” (Or say their names).