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How to hold a knife and fork

How to hold a knife and fork

In 1951 the Evening Post published a column demonstrating how to hold a knife and fork correctly. They called upon American writer and etiquette expert Emily Post, the author of The blue book of social usage. She provided two acceptable examples and two that were beyond the pale.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Evening Post, 5 October 1951, p. 12 (NP-1720-12)

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Eating - Table etiquette', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013