Etiquette Tuesday: My Share

[ 0 ] November 22, 2011 |


The major food holiday of the year is here. Thanksgiving is two days away and I thought it most appropriate to devote this Etiquette Tuesday to some tips to keep in mind.  The major thing to remember about Thanksgiving is other than giving tremendous thanks, it is a time to share.  There are five key things you should remember to share on this Thanksgiving:

1. Share your full attention: Distractions of cell phones, iPads, etc. are totally unacceptable during the actual feasting time.

2. Share the conversation: We love your memorable stories but refrain from gobbling up the convo, let everyone get in on the table talk.

3. Share positivity: Grumpiness and an ugly attitude should not be brought to the table.  This day is a day of thanks and appreciation, not self-pity and resentment.

4. Share the reasons why you’re thankful.  This is an excellent exercise that a lot of families implement in their dinner by basically going around the table and stating things each person is thankful for on this day.

5. Share the mac n’ cheese.  Do not pile your plate to the max with over half the tray and leave two spoonfuls for the other 10 guests.  Wait until everyone has had a piece of the pie and then go in for your second slice.

This Thanksgiving I am grateful for so many things and I hope that my sharing this with you will encourage further sharing during this awesome holiday.  Happy Turkey Day!

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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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