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Personal anecdotes and reminiscences surrounding table manners. The significance of dining rituals and table manners in cultural exchanges, with many illustrative examples. The importance of sharing a meal in bringing people, especially people of different cultures, together. The need to show ritual ease. A look at many different cultures, dining rituals, and their diplomatic significance.