Customs: Be Nonchalant

Are you now, or have you ever been, a teen-ager perplexed by an array of silverware or by the problem of what to do with a finger bowl?

In his just-published book, Tiffany's Table Manners for Teen-Agers (94 pp.; Ives Washburn, Inc.; $3), Tiffany Board Chairman Walter Hoving offers comforting advice. "Be nonchalant," says he. If you choose the wrong fork or knife, don't fidget, keep eating. Sip soup from the side of the spoon or from the end—it makes no difference. Asparagus may be eaten with the fingers, as may artichokes and...

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