What is the Best Way to "Dip"at Parties?
Seinfeld brought this underground topic to light and made it a talking point, but did little to give us the ground rules for proper dipping etiquette.
The best way to dip at a party is take one small dip with a fresh chip and wait your turn before returning for the next dip. If you are served a plate, add a tablespoon of dip to your plate, and only return once your dip is finished.
So long as you avoid the all-too-common double dipping scandal and abide by these 5 simple rules to party dipping and you won't end up on the wrong side of the dipping bowl:
1. Never leave a chip behind: If you find yourself staring at a broken chip in the dip bowl, quickly use a fresh, larger chip to scoop it up.
2. Wait your turn: If you arrive at the bowl at the same time as another dipper, the person to your right has the right of way.
3. Don't be a greedy dipper: Unless you made the dip and you know that there is more dip than any one party can serve, dip in moderation.
4. Avoid finger contact: When a chip is too small to dip, turn away from temptation, take it un-dipped. Chancing a dip will only result in your fingers coming into contact with the dip.
5. Turning in public is just a polite double dip. Dipping, then turning your chip for a second dip is nothing more than a double dip in disguise.
—Coryanne Ettiene is a kitchen living expert. She is an authority on food, cocktails, entertaining at home and kitchen life. A published writer, on-air expert and social media enthusiast, Coryanne’s view of domesticity is changing the way people entertain and live in their kitchens. She has just launched Kitchen Living with Coryanne, a guide to modern lifestyle at home.