How not to be a barbarian when eating in different countries around the world [7 pics]

You may think you know how to behave yourself in order to seem like a polite person while you eat…but it totally depends on where in the world you are. What may seem sophisticated in the U.S. might be utterly boorish in Japan.

To prepare you for your next cross-cultural culinary tour, here are some quirks of dinnertime etiquette from several countries around the world…

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(via E Minor, Restaurant Choice)