Did you know that in Cuba, they don't pick up ANY food with their fingers? Even French fries and chicken wings are eaten with a fork and knife. This is a reminder to know your guests, and their culture so you can be respectful of their traditions.
But we are talking about the Fourth of July here - INDEPENDENCE DAY! We Americans generally eat many of the holiday foods with our fingers. Fourth of July BBQ's and Company Picnics are just around the corner. Already, when I hosted a BBQ already last weekend, I realized there are a lot of pitfalls that can occur at these events - both for the hosts and the guests! I found myself eaten up with mosquito bites and flinging my tomato across the table as I was removing the meat off my kabob skewer! These etiquette tips will make your next event more successful and more fun!
How To Be A Great Host:
At a BBQ event, many TRICKY FOODS are served. For instance, corn-on-the-cob would typically never been seen at a formal dining event. The good news is that there is more flexibility in a BBQ or picnic setting. Please note, "more flexibility" still means the majority of your etiquette rules are still to be practiced.