Olives Etiquette

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

Proper table manners for eating olives. Olives can be eaten with your fingers when they are served as an hors d'oeuvre or garnish. Eat small olives whole and large olives in two bites.

Table manners for eating olives in a cocktail. When served in a cocktail glass without a toothpick, such as a martini, the glass is tipped until the olive falls into the mouth.

Table manners for eating olives in a prepared dish. In a recipe, such as a casserole, olives are eaten with a fork.

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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