Every country has its own signature food and flavors, and it also has its own own etiquette and food-related customs. Here are a few of the most bizarre ones we know of. And if you’re lucky enough to be traveling soon, don’t stick out like a foreigner and follow these rules, no matter how strange they seem.
During a toast, make sure you’ve made eye contact with each person you tap glasses with. Otherwise it’s bad luck, not to mention rude.
Using the salt shaker is considered rude. You are basically telling the chef that their food does not have enough flavor and needs more seasoning. Gosh.
Need to prove your manhood? In Mexico, men eat the worm found at the bottom of a tequila bottle. This has supposedly been separating the men from the boys for generations.
I pride myself on being on time (HA). But really, I have been taught that it is rude to be late. In Tanzania being on time is taken as an insult. C’mon, be polite and show up 20 minutes late. Talk about fashionable.
The fork exists only to push food onto the spoon. Nothing more and nothing less. Talk about being used. But hey, spoons FTW.