Don’t stick your elbows on the table when you eat. Don’t talk while eating. Chew your food with a closed mouth.
These are just some of the famous comments we endured as children, always reminded to be polite at the table.
Here’s another one – use your table manners, (insert name here). However, what’s considered food etiquette in one country might be recognized as rude in another.
Avoid embarrassing yourself or offending fellow diners by taking a look at some of these basic – although somewhat surprising – table manners from across the globe.