Q: What should you do when you’re in the company of others and have food in your mouth that you can’t chew or swallow?
A: Hold your fork or spoon to your mouth and place your other hand over your mouth. Eject the piece of food onto the utensil as discreetly as possible. Then use the utensil to place the food on the edge of your plate, preferably under a lettuce leaf or other food camouflage. Avoid removing anything from your mouth with your fingers, if possible, or putting it in a napkin.