eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Small birds, such as squab, quail, and pheasant, are eaten with utensils or fingers.
Table manners for eating game birds at a formal dinner. At a formal dinner, the meat is removed from birds with a fork and a knife. No fingers are used.
Table manners for eating game birds at an informal meal. At an informal meal, a fork and knife are used to remove as much meat as possible; thereafter, the bones are held with the fingers and the remaining meat is taken with the teeth.
Remove bird shot from your mouth with your fingers.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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