Chinese Dining Etiquette

Written by Wong Yee Lee

Chinese Dining Etiquette

At Chinese meal times, Chinese people use a round or square table. Person ofrepparttar most importance would usually takerepparttar 113149 seatrepparttar 113150 farthest away fromrepparttar 113151 door whilstrepparttar 113152 youngest orrepparttar 113153 person ofrepparttar 113154 least importance would takerepparttar 113155 seat closest torepparttar 113156 door.

However, if you arerepparttar 113157 host, usually you would takerepparttar 113158 seat which is closest torepparttar 113159 walkway since it allowsrepparttar 113160 most convenient movement byrepparttar 113161 host.

Unlikerepparttar 113162 western style, Chinese people do not use forks and knives. We use a pair of chopsticks and spoons. Unlike Japanese chopsticks, Chinese chopsticks have both ends ofrepparttar 113163 same size whilst Japanese ones have one end sharper thanrepparttar 113164 other.

There are several things to remember when you use chopsticks.

- Don't dig inrepparttar 113165 food on a plate but just getrepparttar 113166 piece which you want to get - Don't pick one piece then drop it back inrepparttar 113167 plate and change to another piece - Don't let your chopsticks be covered with food juice or residue - Don't use chopsticks to beat any utensils to make any noise - Don't wave your chopsticks - Don't use chopsticks like forks - Don't use chopsticks as toothpicks - Don't lick or suck your chopsticks - Don't put chopsticks vertically in rice in a bowl since it resemblesrepparttar 113168 incense sticks forrepparttar 113169 dead

Particularly after SARS, it is more common these days that people use a pair of common chopsticks for fetchingrepparttar 113170 food onrepparttar 113171 plates. Don't forget to swap your own chopsticks withrepparttar 113172 ones provided when gettingrepparttar 113173 food because of hygiene reasons.

Coffee club membership is a joy for coffee lovers

Written by Julie Carter

Coffee club membership is a joy for coffee lovers The coffee club concept is relatively new but is takingrepparttar world by storm. Reward yourself or your friends and relatives with coffee clubs by joining up and saving loads. Each month, you will get a shipment of coffee delivered direct to your door. This is a great way to taste new coffees, sample different varieties, find a brew that you really like and ultimately avoid a trip torepparttar 113148 store to buy your favorite coffee. Automatic shipment is very convenient, especially if you like your coffee first thing inrepparttar 113149 morning because this means you will never run out when you need itrepparttar 113150 most.

Clubs are now springing up all over America and different clubs have different offerings so it is easy to find one that suits you. Most clubs offer a coffee ofrepparttar 113151 month and/or your choice of flavors. With flavors you can choose what coffee you want delivered each month, or allowrepparttar 113152 company to surprise you. Depending onrepparttar 113153 club, it could be your favorite flavor, or a different flavor every month. Amounts vary from company to company also. Usually it is one pound per month, but you can order more if you desire.

Some clubs even offer newsletter subscriptions with informative articles aboutrepparttar 113154 month's featured coffee as well as coffee recipes and helpful hints about coffee making and removing coffee stains. When you join one of these clubs, you are also usually entitled to a members-only discount. Ifrepparttar 113155 company has a sale or special offering, generallyrepparttar 113156 club members will berepparttar 113157 first to hear about it throughrepparttar 113158 newsletter. In addition to coffee, gourmet coffee clubs sometimes include extras like coffee mugs or books with coffee recipes in them.

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