Persimmon Etiquette

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

Table manners for eating persimmon. There are two ways to eat a persimmon:

  1. One is to slice it in half and scoop out the meat with a spoon.
  2. The second is to set the fruit upright on a plate, stem end down, and cut it into quarters (these are opened out until they lie flat).
    1. Cut each quarter into pieces that can be eaten manageably with a knife and fork.
    2. The pit can be cleaned in your mouth, then dropped onto a spoon and placed on the side of your plate.

Never eat the skin, which tends to be bitter.

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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