Mr. Manners is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to if I have a few minutes to kill. Carly and I were listening to Mr. Manners’ takes on finger foods on the way to work today, where he covered things like when it’s appropriate to use a fork & knife for onion rings. Things you don’t think about every day, to say the least.
Later in the podcast after I’d dropped Carly off at work, he got into a rule I’m often guilty of breaking:
For dinner rolls or bread at the table, place a small amount of butter on your bread plate from the serving dish, break off a small, bite size piece of bread with your fingers, and use your butter knife (or regular knife if no butter knife is provided) to butter just that bite.
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Butter each bite? That’s not how I roll. I’m a split the dinner roll in half, spread a generous amount of butter inside, then eat it like a butter sandwich kinda guy. Maybe I’m not ready for dinner with the Queen of England, but I’m perfectly content with my dinner roll consumption method.