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Dinner Etiquette

16 People We've All Gotten Dinner With

Katie Hoffman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Real talk: Ingredients on the side are not the same as ingredients on the food item. There's a psychological difference that impacts the taste. Picky appetizer people ruin meals (and lives).

Please Stop Taking Pictures of Your Food

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Brooks

Don't get me wrong, I love food. I love nothing more than the beauty of a well-plated meal. But believe me when I tell you that no matter how hungry or excited you are about what you're about to post on Instagram and Facebook, it NEVER looks as good to anyone else as it does to you.

Backhanded Compliments: How To Deal With Them At Your Dinner Table

Posted 09.14.2012 | Taste

There are a lot of things that can go wrong when throwing a dinner party. The wine can be corked... your recipe can fail... your dog can bite someone ...

Place Settings That Look Like...People?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've never seen tableware look so stylish. Everyday place settings come to life as dapper dinner guests in "Dinner Etiquette," a series of still-life...

How to Use a Finger Bowl

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

While finger bowls may be a thing of the past, they do exist in many private clubs across the country and are still served at some formal dinners, so it's good to know how to use one. Plus, you may want to serve them after some casual dinners yourself.

8 Things You Can Do To Annoy Your Fellow Diners

Zagat | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Zagat

We've explored the most annoying ways to order food in a restaurant (which only affect certain unlucky waitstaff), but there are plenty of obnoxious behaviors that affect fellow diners as well.