eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Ketchup is a tomato-based condiment.
Table manners for using ketchup when served with food on a plate. When served to accompany food presented on a plate, such as steak, ketchup is spooned or poured onto the plate, and placed beside the food.
Table manners for using ketchup when served with food wrapped in a napkin. If food is served wrapped in a paper napkin, such as a hot dog in a bun, ketchup is poured directly on the bun.
Ketchup is served at informal meals only.
Table manners for using ketchup at a meal where guests are present. At a company meal, ketchup is presented in a bowl with a spoon.
Table manners for using ketchup at a family meal. At a family meal, more often ketchup is served in the bottle; to protect the table, the bottle is placed on a saucer.
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 [...]Read More