I read Virtue Begins with a Spoon long ago and have remembered it's wise words. Here is a snippet:
"Let me state my thesis outright: The quest of Wisdom commences with
learning how to eat. The most basic steps towards virtue are mastered at
the family table. Character begins with etiquette. Teach a child how
to dine like a human being, and you have gone wonderfully far in his
What things does a child learn at the table? More than I thought. Please check out his post here and see what he has to say.