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Table Etiquette

10 Simple Ways to Win Over Your Partner's Parents This Thanksgiving

Em & Lo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Engage in appropriate dinner conversation. That means avoiding sex, politics and the boil you just had removed from your butt.

Beautiful Ways to Style Your Table

Houzz | Posted 11.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

For ages we have been coming together around a table to eat, drink and be merry. As our culture has evolved, so has the art of setting the table for entertaining.

Why You Can't Cook Your Way to a More Enjoyable Family Dinner

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

It's so emotionally charged, this idea of making dinner. "Good moms" cook dinner, right? But when you don't feel appreciated in your own home, by your own people, it's so discouraging.

WATCH: The Right Way To Set A Table

Posted 02.27.2014 | Taste

Finally, a table setting guide that isn't boring.

Eat, Drink, Shush!

Kim Lute | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Kim Lute

Though I'm not for expelling children from decidedly mature European playgrounds, I am in favor of kid-free dining. What is one family's easily ignorable background chatter (ie: kids being kids) is another's theater of the absurd.

Dining Etiquette: Setting a Welcome Table

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

I am always in the company of bright minds that have wonderful questions. Most of these questions revolve around the dinner table, and the most commonly asked question is, "How can I tell which is my bread plate?"

WATCH: Are You Eating Spaghetti All Wrong?

Posted 10.18.2012 | Taste

Learn to do it as an Italian would.

Refresher Dining Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.01.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Is it okay to pick up your chicken with your fingers when you go out to dinner? No. Chicken must be cut with a knife and fork. Exception: in your own home with family, or at a picnic.

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 ...

Dinner Party 101: How To Set A Table Without Being Stuffy

Posted 09.06.2012 | Taste

So, you've taken the plunge: you're planning a dinner party. Congratulations! But then the anxiety sets in. Will everyone like the food? Will you ...

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.

Holiday Etiquette: Don't Be A Turkey This Thanksgiving

Yvonne Durant | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Yvonne Durant

Thanksgiving, the kick-off for the holiday season, is here, so we thought we'd whip up some dos and don'ts for both hosts and guests.

Restaurant Etiquette 101

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Here are some strategies for dining out, from scoring a table to sending back food. Problem: The restaurant is fully booked. Solution: Put yourself ...