Pastry Etiquette

Eating Etiquette (How to Eat...)

Usually, a fruit tart is eaten with a fork. But if you are offered one along with both a fork and a dessert spoon, secure the tart with the fork and cut with the spoon; then eat it with the spoon.

Pie is eaten with a fork — unless it's served à la mode, in which case both a fork and spoon are used.

If you are offered a creamy pastry, such as a napoleon or cream puff, it's advisable to use a fork rather than your hand, in order to keep the good stuff from oozing out the other end.

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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