I live in Europe. However I enjoy the american style of dining("where meat is cut with the knife in the right hand and fork in the left, but then the utensils are switched after cutting. The knife is placed across the top of the plate, and the fork is switched from the left hand to right.") instead of the European one of eating with your left hand. I have attended many dinners before, and no one seemed to care, but recently a friend told me that it's bad manners(perhaps not being aware of american manners). So, is it in bad taste to eat American-ish in Europe or is it a matter of preference? Mind you, I got used to the American style and it would be hard for me to change.