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Utensil Etiquette: American vs. European

What's Your Preferred Utensil Etiquette?

In her latest Table Manners column for Chow, food and drink advice writer Helena Echlin addresses the rift between European- and American-style utensil etiquette. In the States, it's common to cut with the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right, then switch cutlery while eating. But on the other side of the pond, the "zigzag" method, as Emily Post once called it, isn't well-regarded; instead, it's de rigueur for the knife to never leave the right hand. How do you cut into a good steak?

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