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Universal language of cutlery

In the gastronomic world there is a universal language that every foodie should know, if you thought cutlery only served to bring the culinary delights to your mouth, here you will learn this interesting gourmet code.

Cutlery, when placed in a certain way on the plate may indicate one thing or another. It is a “language” that, except for some positions, is not used in a generalized way, except in the Americas where it has more acceptance. The positions of cutlery on the plate may indicate:

1. Pause.

Cutlery is left on top of the plate in the form of a triangle -90 degrees- or peak.

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Photo via http://hablandodehosteleria.blogspot.mx/

2. Next dish.

Cutlery should be placed making a cross.

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3. I’m done.

The cutlery is left in parallel between them and with respect to the edge of the table, with the handle towards the left side. This position does not show any comment on whether we liked the food or not.

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Photo via http://hablandodehosteleria.blogspot.mx/

4. Yes I liked it.

If we want to show that we enjoyed food, we will put it like this:

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Photo via http://hablandodehosteleria.blogspot.mx/

5. I did not like it.

Cutlery is left in the same position as to pause, 90-degree beak angle, but inserting the tip of the knife into the teeth of the fork.

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Photo via http://hablandodehosteleria.blogspot.mx/

6. Spoon

If we are having soup or any other dish that needs a spoon when finished, we should not forget that we must leave the spoon inside the dish and always placing the convex part down as seen in the photo:

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Photo via http://hablandodehosteleria.blogspot.mx/

Now you know what the cutlery can communicate, do not forget to put it into practice during the 23rd edition of the Gourmet International Festival in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic.

Bon appétit!

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