This is Etiquette Monster, Jezebel’s advice column where senior writer Madeleine Davies gets worked up and starts screaming about manners. Have a question about etiquette? Email Madeleine at your own risk.
This is Dear Fancy, Jezebel’s advice column about non-fussy modern etiquette.
Certain people — etiquette experts, event planners, and some old, rich people who sound for all the world like they haven't personally cooked a dinner party in years — think the dinner party is dead. These days, in lieu of gathering over a seated meal, we have smart phones and dubious food allergies.
Thanksgiving is coming up, and with it the inevitable questions about food: how to accommodate the vegan, gluten-free, or otherwise dietarily restricted person on your guest list? And what if you are that person? Read on for some answers.