Art of sharing

Easter, Ramadan ... these festivals are fast approaching, and with them the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring and come together for a moment of sharing. No big tables, no doubt, in this particular period, but the opportunity, however, to celebrate together a moment of communion around a good meal and a beautiful table set. #shareathome
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Round the table, around the world: how to arrange your cutlery?

Your dinner is ready. Your guests are on their way. Behind the scenes of your evening, a ballet has just started. Plates and glasses are already in place, it is now a question of placing the cutlery. Forks, knives, spoons, the choreography continues.
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Review the basics
Review the basics

French-style service, like English service, requires that the knife be placed on the right of the plate, the fork on the left. Let's go back in time to discover its origin. The fork is invited to the table in 1324 at the court of Charles IV the Fair. Its use is moderate at first: it is used to eat foods that cannot be grasped with your fingers, such as baked apples. The fork flourished in the Medici era, when high-ranking people wore huge wavy ruffles around their necks, the famous "strawberry". The fork then prevents staining. The knife, meanwhile, appeared long before. Very sharp, it was used to prick food to bring it to the mouth. With the arrival of the fork, its tip gradually rounded. He nevertheless continued to keep his place even if it is now the fork that stings food. This is why just now your guests will cut from their plate, one of the slices from your 7 o'clock leg, a knife in their right hand, a fork in their left hand.

Know where to go
Know where to go

The blade of the knife is turned towards the plate to prevent your guests from cutting themselves by taking surrounding objects. For the fork and the spoon, the two services differ. In France the coats of arms of large houses were outside the cutlery. To see them, it was therefore necessary to look at the back of the fork and that of the spoon: the spikes towards the ground, the dish towards the sky. A provision kept today. For the English service, it is the opposite, the coat of arms being inside the cutlery, the spikes are directed towards the sky and the dish of the spoon towards the ground.

Breaking free from protocol
Breaking free from protocol

These conveniences stated, they only ask to be followed ... or foiled! It's up to you. Why not place your cutlery in the center of the table in a Mood? You will let your guests serve themselves in this pretty bouquet. You can also put them together with a ribbon and put them on a nice towel. You will understand, alongside the established rules, the art of the table adapts to all your desires.