"Every week I tell you where to eat. But I never say how.
I mean, I assume that most of my readers have mastered the cut-chew-swallow basics, and I'm certainly not going near the tines-up/tines-down controversy. But there are simple steps you can take that can make any dining experience a little better–that is, a little more attuned to your personal tastes.
And so, after consulting with some of my other dining colleagues, I assembled the following tips, consisting of insider information, professional tips and assertiveness training."