eating etiquette (how to eat...)
The way to eat chicken depends on whether the meal is formal, informal, or family-style.
Table manners for eating chicken at a formal dinner. At a formal dinner, chicken is eaten with a knife and fork.
Table manners for eating chicken at an informal meal. At an informal meal, the knife and fork are used to remove as much meat from the main body as possible; to eat the rest of the meat the bones are held with fingers and taken with the teeth. However, it is wise to take your lead from the hostess.
Table manners for eating chicken at a family meal. At a family meal, chicken with bone attached is eaten with a fork and fingers.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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