As common as eating is, everywhere you go it's done differently. While clearing your plate in India is seen as respectful, it's insulting in places like China. Most of our moms have scolded us many times for slurping or burping at the table. Time to take her to countries where it's actually a sign of respect and a good meal. (Take THAT mom!)
For your reading pleasure, we found this lovely infographic outlining different dining etiquette in different cultures around the world. Bon appétit!