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.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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