Don’t slurp your ice cream
All that silver on the Victorian and Edwardian dinner table was actually designed to slow the eater down, explains the Minnesota Patch. The point of entertaining guests was not the food, but the company. It was common, for instance, for a host to serve ice cream with a sort of spork, almost ensuring that guests would eat it in a dignified manner before it melted—which it would quickly do if one was taking small, graceful bites in between exchanges of clever repartee. Once you could no longer scoop up a glob on your spork, you’d be finished, “no matter how much you wanted to lap it up.”
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