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A Flatware Set - Facts and Tips.

A traditional complete flatware set used to contain seven pieces for each place setting: dinner knife, dinner fork, dinner spoon, salad/desert fork, salad/desert knife, desert spoon and a tea spoon. Of these seven, most modern flatware sets only contain the dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, and teaspoon. Some flatware sets now only contain three or four pieces per place setting, without the salad fork and/or the soup spoon. Once you've got a decent set of flatware and are going to have guests, you might want to display it by positioning the utensils correctly on the dinner table. With a standard five-piece flatware service, the dinner fork goes to the left of the plate, the salad fork goes...

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