I recently had an e-mail with a dining question that we often hear in our dining seminars, so I thought I would post the answer here.

Q. Soup spoon stumped

I know where to place my knife and fork when I’m finished but what about when I’m done my soup course? I’ve seen some people leave the soup spoon in the bowl and some leave it on the plate. Which is correct? I want to follow the proper dining etiquette rules.

– From a reader in the soup

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29 August 2010 - Los Angeles, California - Julia Ormand. 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. Photo Credit: Kevan Brooks/AdMedia

Julia Ormond – name slip up tip from Emmys

We all forget someone’s name occasionally. It’s happened to all of us but probably not in front of a hundred million viewers.

Didn’t you just cringe for poor Julia Ormond, the other night at the Emmys. She won best supporting actress for the HBO film Temple Grandin and then in the middle of her acceptance speech, she didn’t have a wardrobe malfunction, she had a memory malfunction.

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