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Hors d'Oeuvres

These are light appetizers served as an extra course or a snack taken outside the main course. Depending on where and when hors d'oeuvres are served, table manners dictate that they are eaten with fingers or a fork.

Table manners for eating hors d'oeuvres with cocktails. Hors d'oeuvres served with cocktails, such as cheese and crackers, are eaten with fingers.

Table manners for eating hors d'oeuvres at the table. Hors d'oeuvres served at the table as a first course, such as melon with prosciutto, are eaten with a fork.

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