- Great Taste - 20090729 - Robin Abrahams - Boston Glode Ettiquette Critic

Can a restaurant these days still be so fancy that you cannot request a doggie bag with dignity?

What’s a nice vegetarian to do if Gypsies give her bread smeared with lard?

Don't miss this hour of GREAT TASTE as Robin "Miss Conduct" Abrahams will answer these mystifying questions of food etiquette, and help set your "friends" straight on tipping, splitting checks, what to bring to a party, and many other food conundrums.

From her website: Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for the Boston Globe Sunday magazine. “Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners” (or “MCMom”) is her first book. She blogs six days a week here and at boston.com/missconduct, and conducts online chats twice a month on boston.com.

A Cambridge resident with a PhD. in research psychology from Boston University, Robin also works as a research associate at Harvard Business School.
Previous jobs include theater publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. She is married to Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes for achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think, and is one of the organizers of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. She occasionally writes for the science-humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and performs in Improbable Research cabarets.

Questions for Robin-send a tweet to @stevenboss on Twitter.

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