Our need to regulate eating habits with (seemingly arbitrary) rules and customs is universal. Less universal, however, are the rules themselves…

Burping at a Chinese dinner party is the ultimate compliment, but dare to over Sunday roast at your nan’s, and you’ll be sent outside to think about what you’ve done. From cutlery to cuisine, manners to mess and going hungry to going dutch, we’ve eaten our way around the world to create this popular food guide to global dining etiquette. Pull up a chair, tuck in a napkin and make sure you’re on your best behavior.

Global Dining Etiquette Infographic