French Table & Hosting Etiquette - Cultural Guide
What is considered polite and what is rude? How should you dress when you go to a restaurant in France? What should you bring to your host if invited to a French home?
Although French table manners and etiquette are Continental, there are many subtle traditions that you need to know in order to feel comfortable around French people.
A must for travelers to France.
- Exclusive tips on table etiquette from a true Parisian
- Learn common expressions for giving compliments /making remarks about food, as well as essential table- related vocabulary
- "Repeat after me" sentences ensure perfect pronunciation, and create reflexes
- Includes a section on what is really polite / what is really rude
- A thorough lesson that will boost your confidence at a French table and around French people
Table of Content for "French Table & Hosting Etiquette"
French Table Etiquette
- Level of formality
- Sitting at and leaving the table
- Passing the food around
- What if you don't like it?
- Wine and spirits
- Plates, silverware and glasses
- Salt and pepper
- Hands and general good manners
- Comments on the food
- What is really impolite at a French table is...
- What's very polite (on top of all that's above :-)
French Hosting Etiquette
- Cultural differences: house, food,dress code and formality
- Cooking is in our genes
- The checklist
- An anecdote
- What should you bring?
- Unraveling of the evening
- Smoking at the table
- Should you offer to help?
- When should you leave?
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MP3 & PDF Download
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Explanations in English & repeat after me sentences in French
- Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis
"I have never seen such a complete lesson on cultural differences. Wow. This is going to help me a lot when I am in France" - Carol P - moving to Paris
"I know I am supposed to comment about food in French restaurants or among French friends (I live in French speaking Belgium). But until now, I could not find the words. Thanks to Camille's repeat after me sentences, I feel much more confident." - Charles Duroy, Bruxelles
"Camille as a native speaker gives an incredibly useful perspective on French culture and attitudes as well as the likely reactions to different styles of speaking." - Stuart Wamsley Jr, USA