Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bread plate

The bread plate is traditionally placed to a persons left during a meal. This seems silly to me because:
  • It is further away from the knives
  • A right-hander (i.e. most people) would have to reach across their main plate to pick up the bread, putting their sleeve in danger of touching their food
Does anyone know why the bread is placed to the right?

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