How to Throw a Gourmet Dinner Party

Do you know which side of the plate the silverware is supposed to go on? What's the proper way to chow down on that steak? The short answer: It all depends on your culture. For example, Americans typically use a food-cutting style called the zig-zag, where eaters actually switch which hand they're using for their utensils. Other countries don't use silverware at all.

For some, the thought of inviting a bunch of guests into their home creates intense anxiety and pressure, for others it's an exciting opportunity to showcase funky recipes and mingle with friends. From deciding when to throw a dinner party to delicious and interesting dish ideas, these videos will pave your path to gourmet dinner greatness.

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Written by Curiosity Staff June 29, 2013