Watch more Dining & Table Manners videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/188-Dining-and-Table-Manners Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Handle chopsticks as easily as you use a fork and knife. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Position chopsticks In your right hand, traditionally used even by the left-handed, rest the thick end of one chopstick on the webbing between your thumb and forefinger so that about an inch of it sticks out beyond your hand, and rest the other end on your ring finger. Keep your fingers loosely curled. Tip Successful chopstick use depends on stabilizing this bottom chopstick, which doesn't move, to leave your thumb and forefinger free to maneuver the top chopstick, which does. Step 2: Grip bottom stick w/ thumb Grip this bottom chopstick with the bottom of your thumb so it is immobilized and sits firmly on your ring finger. Tip You can use the tip of your middle finger to stabilize the ring-finger end of the chopstick. Step 3: Grip top stick w/ fingertips If you're holding the bottom chopstick correctly, your entire index finger and the top joint of your thumb are free to move around. Grip the top chopstick between the tips of these fingers so that its tip lines up with the bottom chopstick's tip. Step 4: Maneuver top & bottom sticks To pick up a piece of food, maneuver the top chopstick to grasp it with the tip and brace it against the bottom one. Tip Etiquette requires that you use chopsticks neither to chop nor to stick. For that, use knives and forks. Step 5: Lift food w/ chopsticks Now, carefully lift a piece of food with your chopsticks, taking care not to let it slide out. Sweet success. Did You Know? Many sushi aficionados insist that sushi should be eaten with the fingers—an excellent fallback position if you have trouble mastering chopsticks.
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