Monday, July 16, 2007
Eating Habits in Different Cultures
Eating habits can vary from place to place and even from family to family. If you travel, it is good to know some of these differences so you fit and don't look out of place. In Japan, people use chopsticks for many of their meals, but their are rules for using chopsticks as well. First, you should never lick your chopsticks. Next, you should never pass food from chopsticks to someone else's chopsticks because something like this is only done during a funeral. Also, don't leave your chopsticks sticking out of a bowl of rice or similar food item. As you can see, the simple idea of eating with chopsticks is more complex than it first appears. So, please share and eating customs or habits people should know if they visit your culture.