11:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

In Good Taste: When No Means No Second Helpings

The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer

Dear Etta Kate: I'm an accomplished cook. My brunch and dinner guests are often reluctant to take second portions of the dishes I'm serving, even once they've happily devoured everything on their plates. Aren't they just being polite? I want to insist they eat more. 

Signed, Generosity

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10:58 am
Tue May 13, 2014

In Good Taste: How To Be A Host Who Makes Guests Happy

Hip, hip, hurra! Konstnärsfest på Skagen by Peder Severin Krøyer

Welcome to “In Good Taste,” where we’ll explore all things mannerly pertaining to food and how to enjoy it with others. Today we’ll explain how a host can make dinner party guests feel welcomed.

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2:02 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

A Trifling Place, Episode 13: Cotillions and Etiquette Schools

During the first class of the season, students learn ballroom dance steps, how to clap, sit, escort and walk through doors.
Tasnim Shamma

Welcome to A Trifling Placea podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.

The story goes that the deeper South you go, the friendlier the people become. So moving here a year ago, I was well-prepared for the onslaught of "Yes m'ams" and chivalrous men who insist that you walk through the revolving door first. 

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