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Lesson 13 from: Manners @ The Table: A Modern Guide to Dining Etiquette

Daniel Post Senning

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13. Dessert

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Let's not forget about dessert. This is some people's favorite part of the meal. I think the most commonly asked question about dessert is, Is it okay to share desserts? Well, I like to say for a first date, Absolutely, by all means share dessert. If you're talking about an important business meal or more formal dining situation, go ahead and let everyone get their own. Now, how you share food all basically breaks down to a couple of simple rules. You don't wanna make a mess of the food that anyone else is going to be eating. And to the greatest extent possible. You want to keep your utensil out of the part of the dish that other people are likely to be eating as well. So just take the bite that you're gonna take and eat it yourself. Sharing deserts is a great way to build rapport and share a little treat together again. You want to be careful about how you do it and more formal or business situations...

Ratings and Reviews

Michael Friesen

Daniel's course provides an excellent overview of the essentials of dining etiquette. The content is contemporary and reflects the more relaxed atmosphere that prevails in most dining situations today. I would definitely recommend this course to a friend looking to review the basics of dining etiquette.

Leela Biswas

Great, short class! It covers the basic strokes of table manners. I’d have liked to see more coverage of fork usage, especially with tricky foods like feathery salad greens and rice.

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