According to legend, the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius advocated the use of chopsticks at the dinner table, believing that knives and forks bore resemblance to weapons. But while these time-honored tools reflect an aura of gentle refinement, to many Westerners using chopsticks can feel…well, less than elegant. Thankfully, San Francisco boasts hundreds of Chinese restaurants where you can put in a little practice. But if you do forgo the fork, be careful: some say that dropping chopsticks can bring bad luck.
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