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Table culture French elegance is everywhere

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Time: 2019/11/28 8:14:26

    In addition to the fashion design on the catwalk, the unique French romance and aristocratic temperament is far more than that. A family sitting in a tree-lined courtyard enjoying the most intimate food is a way to learn about a culture in the most mundane way possible. Table culture is not only the daily etiquette of the French, but also the scene of many events. Quarrels, comforts, exchanges and exhortations can not help but make people feel that this is life, it is around.

    French cuisine has long been considered the most delicious food in the world. In addition to the rich menu, table culture also complements each other. The tableware on table is delicate, each does its job to put on the position that belongs to oneself, think of the first time sees so many cutlery cup dish you also can disorderly position foot, want to want a "use instruction", still need to savour carefully.

    To get food from the plate and put it in your mouth, you only need a simple "pick-and-put" action, but you need to use the knife and fork culture to reflect your accomplishment and quality. Such elegant eating, should also be a stepping stone to understand French culture. In France, every Christmas or New Year's day and other important festivals, people will choose to have a dinner at home or into a high-end hotel to eat, follow a more solemn etiquette. To repast environment also pays attention to all the more, because this can direct figure their appetite. Dishes, decorations and service are all important parts of food.

    Before entering the restaurant, the men will pull the seats open for the women. Only when all the women have seats can the men sit down. French people also pay attention to the order of eating, starting with appetizers or vegetable salad, followed by the main course, and finally dessert or coffee. Knives and forks of various shapes and sizes are also used during meals.

【 knife, fork and spoon 】

    Before the meal, the waiter will place all the necessary knives and forks according to your order. Place the fork on the left side of the plate, point up. Place the knife on the right side of the plate with the blade facing the plate. Knife, fork and spoon are divided into three categories: front kitchen knife, front fork and front spoon; Main kitchen knife, main dish fork, main spoon; Dessert knife, dessert fork, dessert spoon; There will also be a butter spatula that you can butter on your bread. Be careful when using: fork in left hand, knife in right hand, from outside to inside.


    The plates should be placed one to two centimeters from the edge of the table. Deep dish, used for drinking soup; Flat plate for main course (meat, fish, etc.); Bread plate, usually in front of the left of the main plate, used to put bread; The garnish plate is the only plate that will not be taken away from the first course to the last. All other dishes are placed on a garnish plate when serving, which is removed before the cheese is eaten.


    The cups are placed in front of the plate on the right, decreasing from left to right from large to small. There are usually at least two goblets on the table, one for water and one for wine. There are also long, thin glasses for champagne or sparkling wine. When you change the wine, you need to change the glass as well.

[special tableware]

    The long fork is used as a starter for snails and is very tasty with bread. The French also like caviar, and caviar spoons are made with special natural ingredients like mother shellfish and cow horns.

    In addition to tableware, romantic French people will also enjoy life to the extreme, even napkin placement and use also reflect aristocratic plot. The year old tableware is placed together neat napkin, its purpose is to avoid to eat when dirty clothes, in addition, can use it to wipe the grease on the hand, the mouth after the meal break or finish.

    When attending a formal banquet, the hostess's napkin represents the beginning and end of the banquet. When the hostess puts the napkin on her lap, it is the beginning of the banquet; The hostess put the napkin on the table to mark the end of the party. When the party begins, all you have to do is open the napkin, fold it in by a third and spread it flat on your legs.

    It is obviously not polite to talk to others with grease on the corners of your mouth. When you're ready to talk to someone at the table after a bite of food, be sure to tap the end of your napkin against your lips and roll the soiled part inward.

    When the meal is over, all you have to do is pick up the napkin from your lap, fold it as you please, place it on the left side of the table, and get up.


1. Pay attention to sitting posture and keep the upper body straight;

2. Never wipe your face, wipe your sweat, blow your nose, wipe your glasses, wipe your table, wipe your cutlery with a napkin;

3. Don't tuck your napkin into your collar unless you're eating alone at home.

If you leave the table temporarily, you should put your napkin on the chair. If you leave your napkin on the table, the waiter will think you've finished eating and take away your cutlery.

5. Never wipe your cutlery with a napkin. It's considered rude to assume you don't trust the cleanliness of your cutlery. If it's not clean, ask the waiter to change the cutlery.

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