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Little Things Matter – KNIFE POSITIONING

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Photo via The Perfect Palette

It’s National Etiquette Week! The goal is to raise social awareness in all areas of American life, and I’ll be sharing quick tips that align with this year’s theme: “Little Things Matter.” I hope you’ll follow along and share these posts that you’ll find throughout the week here, and on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!

On knife positioning:

The blade, or cutting edge, of your knife should always face inward – towards the plate in a place setting or facing you if in the resting position. A blade pointing outward could be interpreted as unfriendly or unsafe by your tablemates – especially the one seated to your right!