Dining etiquette and table manners can be a complicated business. There are complex rules to abide by depending on where you are in the world. Abiding by these rules can take some getting used to if it is not part of your own culture, but by doing so you will have a much better dining experience, particularly if you are dining in your host’s home.
Japan for example, has a complex set of dining rules to follow which should be adhered to at all times, so as not to cause offence. Brushing up on your dining etiquette prior to sitting down with a Japanese person is best. For example, sashimi and sushi, which are staple parts of the Japanese diet, should be dipped into soy sauce poured into a separate dish first and then eaten whole.
In Morocco, it is standard practice and also polite to scoop your food with a piece of bread, or use your thumb and the first two fingers of your right hand. In France, diners should finish everything on their plates, but leave their wine glasses nearly full if they do not want any more. For more insights into the fascinating world of dining etiquette around the world, view this infographic created by The Dunloe Hotel.
Source: The Dunloe Hotel