Chops Etiquette

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

A chop is cut from the animal's rib, loin, or shoulder. To conceal the ends of bones charred in cooking, restaurants often wrap them in a "paper skirt," a decoration held with fingers as protection from grease. The meat is cut from the bone with a knife.

Table manners for eating chops. Chops are eaten with a fork and a knife, but to capture a last bite or two difficult to reach with a utensil, they may be held with the fingers. Again, follow the hostess's lead.

Table manners for eating chops at a family meal. At a family meal, chops are eaten with a fork but held with fingers to reach a last bite or two difficult to spear with a fork.

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