eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Sauce is a soft dressing served to enhance the flavor of particular foods. Because sauce is runny, only a small amount is taken at at time. Sauce is spooned from a bowl or poured from a gravy boat.
Table manners for using thick sauces. Thick sauce, such as cream sauce and cheese sauce, are presented in a bowl and spooned onto vegetables. However, thicker sauces, such as cranberry sauce or horseradish, are spooned onto the plate and placed beside the appropriate food.
Table manners for using liquid sauces. Liquid sauce, such as bechamel, is thin and is poured from a gravy boat. But if thin sauce is served in a bowl, it is spooned onto food.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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