|We're about to enter some serious dining as the holiday season begins. , so we thought we would revisit this artifact of poor taste. (We would like it to become an artifact.)|
Beware of toothpicks, they are like a trick question, use one, especially in the company of others at a table, you're done. Cathy Treboux of Le Veau D'or wishes diners wouldn't ask for them. And please, covering your mouth while picking isn't hiding a thing. Just excuse yourself from the table and go to the bathroom to liberate the offending morsel.
*This originally ran last winter, we thought it was worth talking about again because we've spotted tooth pickers at cookouts recently. Just because it may be a more casual setting still doesn't mean you should sit at the picnic table picking away at the piece of meat or corn stuck in between your teeth. Why not take a hike into a nearby wooded area and pick to heart's content?