I'll try not to betray my prejudice on this issue (at this point), but I just had an event today where the manners issue of 'no elbows on the table' came up. What's your take on this? No concession -- it's the rule and a darn good one? Or is it outdated? Of course it could be neither or somewhere in between the extremes, but I am just being provocative.
Most people on this form take food seriously or work with it daily, so I think your perspectives would be interesting.