Here’s a cute little video that does table manners better justice than I would. I’m not talking about which fork to eat the salad or the fish with, but the bare basics. Follow these guidelines, and you won’t be the rudest person at the table. It’s better to be talked about for being “too” polite than for being disgustingly rude!
Manners like these are timeless; not all etiquette rests within a single generation.