Etiquette Tuesday: no talking.

[ 1 ] June 7, 2011 |


Sorry I have to be the one to say it, but many food events are also a time to network.  Besides trying the elegant dishes and toasting some of the best libations in the world, there is something to be said about why everyone seems to have those business cards handy.  This Etiquette Tuesday focuses on who you invite to these events:  careful of the company you keep.  Everyone loves to bring a buddy along to the Genever tastings and dessert feasts but what if your guests just doesn’t get it.  By get it, I mean I recently invited an associate to a food event and they took full advantage of the vast liquor selection (*totally fine…unless they start leaning), but they also took that opportunity to talk during the presentation of the merchandise. Smh (*Translation:  Shaking My Head).

Most food events come with a presentation of some sort…they want you to not only taste the food/drinks, but they want you to understand why this is so important for their individual business ventures.  This is essentially the information that you want to deliver to your readers.  That’s kind of hard to do, however, when your guest is blabbing off at the lips about the irrelevant paintings on the wall or another random subject.  Talking when someone is giving a presentation is just rude.  Point blank.  After getting multiple frown faces in 5th grade for talking during the fractions lesson, I have truly learned the importance of just shutting up.  Sucks this friend missed this important lesson.  Cheers to Etiquette Tuesday for teaching them!

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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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  1. Brandie says:

    Im sorry I won’t do it anymore! 🙂

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