Etiquette Tuesday: Close Your Mouth

[ 0 ] January 5, 2010 |

We thought this was ancient history until this past holiday season: Do people still smack when their eating their food? Do people still talk with their mouth full of food?? Apparently they do. This is an age old rule that most parents reprimand their children for at a young age: Don’t talk with your mouth full. While feasting on Christmas dinner, we were quite bothered by the fact that someone actually felt the need to let everyone else in the room know about every bite they took. Smacking your food is repulsive! Especially above the age of 10. The funny thing is this etiquette tip is not that hard and actually would enhance the taste of the food if it could stay enclosed in your mouth.

Then to make matters worse, the person proceeded to talk. Even more grossness. Shockingly, we were able to hold in our food and not proceed to vomit after seeing and hearing the contents of this persons meal in their mouth. More people should understand chew with your mouth closed and you’ll automatically be more appealing. Imagine being on a date with someone who does this, this is grounds for calling this the last date. It’s simple chew with your mouth closed and keep it quiet, please!

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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