Dine Like Downton

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William HansonDine Like Downton: the new dining protocols by William Hanson. "Hanson is Special Forces in the world of politeness" writes Financial Times weekend contributing Tim Hayward about a dining etiquette training by William…

Protocol popular in times of crisis

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Written by Jean Paul Wyers, director and founder of the Protocolbureau and Institute of Protocol The Hague. Do you want to know more about protocol, click here.  The Institute of Protocol The Hague experiences an increase…

How I failed my Debrett’s crash course in etiquette

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Walking in here is like slipping into your own Agatha Christie novel. Wine writer Victoria Moore interviews manners maven Jo Bryant over lunch at the British dining institution Rules. “You can get away with a lot if you do it with aplomb,”…

Eating with your hands in a restaurant is now acceptable, etiquette experts say

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Etiquette experts say it's acceptable in restaurants (but don't lick them clean)- Etiquette experts release guide to eating with one's hands- Includes tips such as 'don't like your fingers clean' and 'don't hunch over your plate'- Aim is to…

Guidelines for giving toasts

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Especially during the holidays, toasting can make even a meal at a fastfood restaurant a special occasion. It can impart a festive air to the gathering and has a way of bringing those present together.Read this article by Mary M. Mitchell at…