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Finger food? Etiquette guide gets hands on

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.

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)

Irish Independent