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How dishes to a holiday table move? Rules of etiquette

All know that “hospitable owners“ not only bread and salt give on a table. For the hostess`s holiday - both skilled, and young - try to prepare many tasty and various dishes to surprise and please guests with the ability. And not only to surprise, but also to win the man`s heart, the way to which lies through a set of tasty delicacies. About “oil oil“ - I know. But these delicacies are so appetizing...

On a table usually there are already cold appetizers - small baskets from eggs with salad, meat and liver pates, vinaigrette, allsorts meat and fish, aspic and a jelly, salads. All these dishes are popular, and most of people love it. (Hostesses should not expose all cold appetizers at once if there is a lot of those; still there will be both a first course, and the second, and also desserts. If something comes to an end, it is possible to add.)
If necessary to use a fork and a knife hold a fork in the left hand, a knife - in right. If eat with one fork, then it should be held in the right hand. If you the lefthander - choose as it is convenient to you.

After cold appetizers soup which is poured in soup plates or in bouillon cups is served. Under cups saucers are put, put dessertspoons on them. All know
since kindergarten that it is necessary to hold a spoon, having put a thumb from above. And soup is gathered from a plate a spoon towards themselves, but not from themselves. When soup is eaten, the spoon is put on a plate. Quenelles and flour products from soup divide into parts a spoon.

Then fish dishes after which go meat hot with a garnish follow.
Fish need to be cut off either special knives, or two forks.
the Bird is eaten by means of a fork and a knife.
Meat from the general piece should be cut off small pieces, since edge which is closer to you.
of Trickled pastries and garnish do not knife, use a fork.
Firm potatoes can be knifed, but it is desirable to manage a fork.
- noodles or fried eggs - eat Some foods with one fork, holding it in the right hand, it is allowed to help itself a bread piece.
the Cut bread, and also do not cut a roll on slices, and break on pieces.

On banquets after meat give a sweet dish: cakes, cakes, pastries. Then ice cream, candies, fruit and black coffee follows.

The hostess monitors giving of hot drinks - tea, coffee. The owner serves cold drinks - wine, hard liquors, champagne.

Puddings, ice cream, creams are eaten with a small spoon.

For fruit give dessert knives.
of Plum and apricots are taken in hand, made an incision and pressed so that the fruit was slightly opened and the stone dropped out.
cut Apples and pears on chetvertushka.
is served Grapes a cluster, sweet cherry - with small stalks.
give Water-melons and melons already cut on slices, is them it is necessary a tea spoon.
usually make an incision Oranges before giving so that guests had not to cut them independently.

I think, not too tired you. But, as Suvorov spoke, it is heavy in the doctrine - easily in fight. There is a set of rules of etiquette, in one article everything will not be contained. I hope that any holiday for you will not be a duty. And receptions of high society will not become a bad dream: the fork precisely will be in the left hand, and a knife - in right.