by Harold Almon
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin
1. Soup is to be eaten as follows, “As the ship goes out to sea I spoon my soup away from me.” The spoon is to be balanced, loaded, locked, and then lifted to the mouth and the soup taken in from side of it. Then spoon can be taken to the twelve o'clock position, the to the three o'clock position, to get rid of the drip, then to the six o'clock position, and lifted to the mouth. Then is poured from the first third side of the spoon into the mouth.
Avoid blowing soup, (same as for coffee.) Soup that is too hot can be stirred to be cooled. It may be allowed to stand until it is palatable. The bowl or plate may be tipped away from you and a spoon used to get the last of any item in it. You could avoid doing this. Soup served in a cup can be eaten by using a spoon or by picking up the cup by the handle(s) and drinking the item in it in small silent sips (pours.)