Never blow on your food
CK Ma/ShutterstockLet your food cool of its own accord—don't blow on it. Make sure that you also always practice these 50 little etiquette rules.
Svetlana Klimovich/ShutterstockDon't spit unwanted food into your napkin—remove it with your fork and place it on the side of your plate.
Finish chewing before you speak
Monkey Business Images/ShutterstockNever talk with your mouth full. (Always follow these etiquette tips when you're a guest in someone's home.)
Hold your knife correctly
Lesya89/ShutterstockDon't hold your knife poised as if ready to sign a check, and don't point with any of your cutlery.
Use your napkin properly
Branislav Nenin/ShutterstockA napkin is there to protect your clothes; use it to dab the corners of your mouth but never to polish your teeth. (These are the etiquette rules everyone in the royal family must always follow.)
Never cut bread or bread rolls
sebra/ShutterstockBreak the bread with your fingers and butter a small piece at a time. Breakfast toast is the only exception.
Add salt after you taste
Branislav Nenin/ShutterstockBe careful not to insult your host by adding salt before you have tasted your food. (You must never break these wedding etiquette rules.)
Indicate that you are finished properly
BalLi8Tic/ShutterstockWhen you've finished eating, place your knife and fork or spoon and fork together, vertically. Leave your plate where it is—never push it away from you.
Limit your drinking
Bogdan Sonjachnyj/ShutterstockDon't get drunk; you'll look absurd. (Memorize these etiquette rules about tipping around the world.)
Leave with grace
LStockStudio/ShutterstockIf you have to leave the table, only be absent for a short amount of time and leave your napkin on your chair while you are away.