Dining while abroad can feel as though you are tiptoeing around a minefield of unfamiliar rules. Table manners are the ultimate way to show respect (or some accidental disrespect) to your gracious host.
If you follow this board, I have stopped posting to this and have created various specific Montessori boards. (practical life, language, teacher help,...) You might wish to follow some of those boards instead. Thanks for following! Regan