What proper table etiquette looks like around the world
Food is what brings us together, but each country has a unique set of customs for how to act before, during and after a meal.
Whether you're planning an international trip or you're headed to a local cultural experience, it's important to learn about the eating habits of the folks you'll be dining with. What might seem silly to you could be incredibly important to someone else, so don't judge. In some cultures it is considered polite to pass gas after your meal; in other areas, guests must wait for the eldest male to eat before they begin.