eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Lemons are generally used as an accompaniment or garnish to other dishes.
Table manners for using lemons. Cut a lemon into wedges, slices, quarters or halves, depending on what it's being used for, removing the visible seeds.
Table manners for squeezing lemons. When squeezing a lemon section over a dish or into tea, shield other diners from squirts by holding a spoon or your cupped hand in front of the lemon as you squeeze. (Some restaurants fit lemons with a cheesecloth covering to prevent the problem.)
The lemon is then placed on the edge of the plate (or saucer) or, in the case of iced tea, dropped into the glass if you choose.
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 [...]Read More