Q: My husband is right-handed. After he cuts his food, he picks up his food with his left hand because his fork is already in that hand. I always thought it was proper to change your fork into your right hand after cutting each piece. Please help-
A: There are two ways of holding and using utensils, the Continental style, and American style. American style is where the knife is held in the right hand to cut, with the fork in the left hand holding the food being cut. The knife is then put down and the fork is transferred to the right hand. The bite of food is put on the fork which is raised to the mouth, tines up. Continental style is where the knife continues to be held in the right hand, and the fork is raised to the mouth in the left hand, tines down, as it was held to cut the food.