Rituals of the Table Urban legends about dining rituals. 0 Various rituals and customs enhance the dining experience, offering social peril a’plenty to those unwary of their nuances. The practice of clinking glasses evolved from efforts to prove that the wine contained therein wasn’t poisoned. Job applicant who salts his meal before tasting it is rejected by business tycoon.* Visiting Royal being feted is told “Keep your fork; there’ll be pie.”* * Entries marked with an asterisk will display in a separate browser window.