The Body Parts Menu of Good Table Manners: A Sure-Fire Survival Guide for the Western World (Paperback)
Bad table manners are no laughing matter. On the contrary, poor etiquette can be heartbreaking. It can create roadblocks for those who want to date, meet a special someone's family, or land a dream job. The Body Parts Menu of Good Table Manners helps along people curious about the origins of our dining habits, people eager to fit into Western dining traditions, and people ready to acquire a more polished deportment. Easy-to-follow text and illustrations teach how to best arrange hands, feet, head, back, and arms. "The Mortal Sins of Dining" appear throughout the book. Look for the international sign for "no" - a circle with a diagonal line - to avoid the absolutely worst blunders. Far from being rigid, table manners have evolved over centuries and are still changing. They will continue to change as we learn about the foods and habits of other cultures and incorporate them in our own. One simple motif runs through the ages, though: it has to look pretty to our Western world... and The Body Parts Menu of Good Table Manners reveals how to accomplish that graciously in modern times.