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Millet forms the basis of the Nigerien diet, and may be added to all sorts of food.

Informal Table Setting

Table Etiquette - The informal setting is the most common. Use the outside-in rule to determine which flatware to use first.

Resting Utensils Etiquette

How to rest your knife and fork during a meal. You may place your knife and fork on your plate using either the Continental or American style.

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*Wine Tasting Etiquette

Once it is poured into the proper glass, it’s time to evaluate and enjoy the wine. Evaluating wine involves four basic steps – looking, swirling, smelling, and tasting.

Step #1 – Look. Holding the wine glass up against a white background, such as a napkin or table cloth, to evaluate its color and clarity. Red wines should range in color from deep purple to brick red. White wines should range in color from lemon gold to golden amber.

Step #2 – Swirl. Swirl the wine in your glass to aerate it.

Step #3 – Smell. Put your nose in the glass and take a deep breath. Older wines should have subtler aromas than younger ones.

Step #4 – Taste. To taste the wine, fill your mouth about ½ full and subtly swish the wine around.

*Toasting Etiquette

The first toast given during a dinner is normally offered at the beginning of the meal.

Traditionally, the first toast is offered by the host as a welcome to guests.

Toasts offered by others start during the dessert course.

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Source: Etiquette Scholar


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