关于餐桌礼仪的作文：On Table Manners
Eating is one of the foundations of people’s living. It can be easy: Buy some hamburger and grab a bite; DIY sandwich; have some fast food and so on. But in some formal restaurants or public events, table manners can be complicated and different between China and the West.
In China, every one around the table has a bowl of rice or noodle. Other dishes like stir-fried vegetables or meat are in the center of the table and shared by everyone. But in the western restaurants, everyone has three dishes and hardly ever shares with others. Starting dishes are cold dishes like salad, or soup. Main dishes usually have some meat, or spaghetti or pasta. Sweet snacks come at last. They are usually pudding, cake, or ice cream.
Serving in Chinese restaurants is very quick. Some restaurants even have this kind of signs: “We promise we’ll serve all your dishes in 15 minutes.” But in western restaurants, serving is very slow. After you order, server tells the chef to cook. It takes a long time, and then he or she just waits for you to finish the first dish without doing anything! The chef won’t start cooking the next dish for you until a server takes your plate and tells the chef your dish has finished! It’s very slow.
Anyway, it’s just eating, do we need to make it so formal, difficult, and slow? I don’t think so. （Ted）