Different country have different table manners. The western country is different from eastern country, such as China and France. In China, old people eat first. We aren’t supposed to talk aloud while we are eating. If you don’t want to eat next, you are supposed to say: “ I’m full.” And you aren’t supposed to eat fruit at once. Chinese eat food with chopsticks. It is rude if you point at someone with your chopsticks. All of them will be helpful to you. It can make you a polite person. So we must know more about the manners around the world.
The Chinese food culture includes some typical table customs. We have selected a remarkable features of Chinese table customs: the usage of chopsticks. Chopsticks, in Chinese called kuai-zi (quick little fellows), were developed about 5,000 years ago in China. People cooked their food in large pots which retained heat well. Food was chopped into small pieces so it could be cooked more rapidly. Inventive eaters then broke twigs off trees to retrieve the food.Because food was chopped in small pieces, this led to the replacement of knives by chopsticks and chopsticks became the sole staple utensils. The famous Chinese philosopher Confucius (a vegetarian) has further stimulated the usage of chopsticks by advising people not to use knives at the table because knives would remind them of the slaughterhouse!
I’d like to talk about table manners in china.Guests are supposed not to cancel any invitation casually if they accept it.They should attend dinners on time.During the dinner, they should not knock on bowls or plates with their chopsticks.Also,they are not expected to talk or laugh loudly because it can interrupt others.During the dinner,they’d better not smoke,but they are supposed to praise the dishes once in a while. China is a very beautiful country.I am sure you will love china when you come here.