Eating food is such an important activity here in Thailand that you had better brush up on your table manners before you come.
Erm…Thai table manners that is.
Forget about stiffly starched napkins, enough cutlery tools to hold up an airplane and all sorts of long forgotten, quirky Victorian mannerisms at the table; eating in Thailand is quite different.
None the less, Thais have their own etiquette at meal times.
Thai table manners are more practical and mostly aimed at civil communal eating.
Many mannerisms go back to a previous era when meals were collectively shared; food was the most important gift and gratefully received.