I read a comment the other day about the table manners being displayed by the judges on Masterchef Australia. And I had to agree. At what stage did licking the knife become any style of good table manners?
Apparently one of the judges, when asked about his manners, responded that his grandmother had taught him table etiquette and that it was, on occasion, OK to break the rules…does national television equate to “on occasion”?
With a vast television audience, multicultural and across all age groups – with respect, a great achievement by the programme – I would have thought that this occasion would be one where the judges would in fact endeavour to “put their best foot forward”… closely followed by their best table manners. Hopefully tonight’s Grand Final will allow them to showcase their etiquette skills.
It’s not old fashioned…it's just good table manners.
Good luck to the finalists, Kate Bracks and Michael Weldon. I will be watching and applauding their efforts... and viewing the table manners of their erstwhile judges.