Rituals of the Table

Various rituals and customs enhance the dining experience, offering social peril a'plenty to those unwary of their nuances.

Red bullet The practice of clinking glasses evolved from efforts to prove that the wine contained therein wasn't poisoned.

White bullet Job applicant who salts his meal before tasting it is rejected by business tycoon.*

White bullet Visiting Royal being feted is told "Keep your fork; there'll be pie."*

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