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Digital Subscriptions > delicious. Magazine > October 2016 > I know how to eat, thank you

I know how to eat, thank you

Food legislation has its merits, but it seems the voice of the Nanny State is filtering through to front-of-house restaurant staff. Enough with the mollycoddling, says Emma Sturgess

As I teach my toddler to use cutlery, I’m reminded of a recent multicourse lunch I had at a serious restaurant. Handing me my fancy amusebouche, the waiter advised that I use the teaspoon provided. In another restaurant of ambition, a simple cup of espresso was delivered with a side of guidance – stir it, then leave it briefly before drinking. There is, sadly, no risk of my being mistaken for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman: sizzling hot but new to salad forks. But even if I’d never been in a restaurant in my life, I’d like to think I could handle a spoon.

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As the nights draw in, October’s delicious. brings comforting cheer with Jacob Kenedy’s guide to game cookery, Debbie Major’s best recipes using beer and Maria Elia’s favourite moussaka. You’ll also find Halloween snacks, chocolate cinnamon buns (yum!), guilty pleasure puds (lots of chocolate), Italian midweek suppers, Middle Eastern vegetarian meals and breakfasts to leap out of bed for. Plus (cue fanfare!), editor Karen Barnes reveals the Produce Awards 2016 winners.