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Chopsticks originated in China’s Shang Dynasty (1600–1046BC) and were first used for cooking, not as eating utensils. Across East Asian countries there are variations in styles, materials and etiquette, but here’s a basic guide to holding them, with some advice about manners.

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1. Hold your hand out, as through you are going to shake hands with someone.

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In the June issue… discover the variety that can exist within one small country on a Great Escape to Slovenia; follow in Napoleon's footsteps on a drive from the French Riviera to the Alps; take one of Europe's most curious train rides through the forests of northern Sweden; try out yurts, vintage caravans and more at great glamping locations across Britain; go on a coffee-lover's tour of four countries that make a good cup; and much more
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