Tortillas

Table Manners

Eating Etiquette (How to Eat...)

A tortilla is a thin, flat, unleavened bread made of corn or flour, baked on an iron plate or a flat stone, and served hot. Depending on the menu, a tortilla is eaten with fingers or a utensil. When laid flat on the palm of the hand or a plate, tortillas are buttered, folded, or rolled and eaten with fingers. If filled with chopped vegetables and meat, for example, as an enchilada, tortillas are eaten with a fork and knife. However, when a crisp tortilla is filled with meat and vegetables to make a taco, it is eaten with fingers to prevent the shell from scattering when cut.

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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Table Setting Etiquette

table setting etiquette

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