Your Guide To Eating Etiquette Abroad

Posted on Jan 12 2015 - 9:39am by Alexandra Ashton

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Visiting a new country isn’t always a pleasant experience as you thought it would be. Fact that some things are acceptable in your country doesn’t mean that is the case in the foreign one. If you are not well informed about local tradition and customs you might even do some things that are scandalous or taboo in that country. This is especially true if you are going on a business trip because you want to make a good impression. Offending your host or potential client surely is not on list of things you should do during your visit, isn’t it? One of the most important things you need to learn before your trip is the traditions in local cuisine. If you take time to learn eating etiquette of that country you will avoid some awkward situations and also show that you respect different culture and customs. Do you know the proper way of eating haring? If you go to the Netherlands this is the thing you want to know.

We all know that pasta is traditional dish in Italy. Did you know that the average Italian eats a staggering 26 kg of pasta per year? This is a really high amount when you consider the fact that Brits consume only 2.5 kg. But do you know how to eat spaghetti like a real Italian? For example did you know that you should never cut pasta with the side of your fork? You should use your fork to twist a small bundle of spaghetti clockwise against the side of your dish and then put it in your mouth. You need to be careful not to make slurping noises while you suck pasta into your mouth.  You will impress everybody in the restaurant with your knowledge of eating etiquette. Check out this interesting infographic to get more excellent advices.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.