By Amy Wilde
For the Deseret News
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 21 2010 5:00 p.m. MST
It's the time of year when the fine china and silver comes out of the cabinet and you can treat your family and friends like royalty.
Regarding forks and place settings, the best tip I learned years ago is that yougo from outside in. The salad and soup utensil would be on the outside, then the utensils for themeal itself would be next in, and so on. (as mentioned, dessert fork
Here's an easier mnemonic than the one in the print edition sidebar about whichside the bread plate and drink glasses go (especially helpful at crowded banquettables where there is no clear delineation between place settings:Make an "o"
Just noticed the print edition sidebar is also online at the "Storygraphic" link to the "Mind your manners" pdf. The finger trickis easier than the "solids left, liquids right" hint.
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