How to eat fish?
Have you noticed that people are divided into two types: those who love meat more and those who prefer fish? So, the notorious meat eaters and fish haters themselves do not know that they are depriving themselves of a huge amount of useful substances. After all, fish dishes contain omega-three fatty acids, which are so necessary for the heart, and vitamins A, D, E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, iodine - you can’t list them all! Nutritionists recommend eating fish at least a couple of times a week. Fish dishes will fit into the daily diet, they will look great on the festive table.
That's just not everyone knows how to eat fish. Etiquette on this subject is strict: the fish neither in the cold, nor in the hot form, neither entirely, nor in pieces does not tolerate a knife! Ideally, the fish is served with a special fork and a knife-like spatula. The latter is held in the right hand, it removes the bones, and with a fork they hold the piece and send the pulp into the mouth. Sometimes they use just two forks in the same way. At the same time they eat only the one in the left hand.
How to eat fish, if it is served entirely? First, separate the head,and the fish is divided across into two parts. First remove the skin from above and eat the fillets. After the second half, you can turn it over and do the same with it. And it is possible, without turning over, to separate the ridge and small bones from the second half and then eat a piece.
There are exceptions to any rule. For example, it is customary to cut tuna, smoked eel or pickled herring with a knife, without which it is difficult to cut them. Fish rolls, fish pies, too, can be safely cut with a regular knife.
If only a fork was served on the fish, which is often the case at home feasts, then take it in your right hand, and in the left - a small piece of bread. They hold the fish until you remove the bones with a fork.
No matter how hard you wrestle with your bones, still one or two can get into your mouth. In this case, get them with a fork, in any case not with your hands! Bones, scales and other "extra" parts of the fish fold on the edge of the plate. Putting them on a napkin or, especially, directly on the table next to you is unacceptable.
Of course, now the requirements for table etiquette are much more loyal than, say, two centuries ago. But still, the way people eat fish can say a lot about the level of education of people.If you follow the simple recommendations listed above, then even in the most sophisticated society, no one will doubt your good manners.