This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
May 21, 2020
I married into one of the kindest families in the county, but that doesn’t make them immune to the occasional gentle mockery. There’s one habit I brought to these shores that my loved ones find an endless source of amusement.
To me, it’s a perfectly normal thing to do, and not doing it makes no sense. To them, it’s an unnecessary amount of work.
I am speaking of dining etiquette; specifically, the fact that I cannot eat a meal without the aid of a knife. I’ve been eating this way since I was a child and there’s really no changing me now.
I watch as my husband wields his fork lik...