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Finger food? Etiquette guide gets hands on

Published 23/11/2012 | 05:00

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IN A world of ever-changing standards, a Debrett's guide to etiquette could be considered the last bastion of old-fashioned social decorum. So it may be unexpected that their newest guide, which deals with how best to eat with one's fingers.

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The list of modern "dos and don'ts" declares that "more informal times" mean it is now "acceptable" to eat with the hands rather than silverware.

The guide is a departure from previous guidance, which emphasised the proper use of cutlery in polite company. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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