Yes, you can actually visit Central Perk

It's been two decades since six friends first sat down on that orange velvet sofa in a New York coffee shop (how old does that make you feel?).


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the much-loved sitcom, a Central Perk pop-up coffee shop has opened in Liverpool and New York – complete with Gunther and performances of Smelly Cat.


We consider ourselves Friends aficionados and despite the numerous dodgy fashion moments, there are many key life lessons to be taken from the six New Yorkers.


No, we're not talking about the "Rachel" haircut, we're talking about food.


Twenty years might have passed, but we can still learn a lot about eating etiquette from Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe and Ross. Well, mainly Joey …


Never EVER take food from your date’s plate without asking

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Don't take food off my plate

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Always be prepared. You never know when a fork is going to come in handy


There is no good reason for wasting food (ever)

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The fridge broke so I had to eat everything

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Baking for your neighbours can lead to mob mentality

Never put mince and peas in a trifle ...


When food is involved being late is unacceptable

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That's a great story can I eat it

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Never pass off a recipe as your own, especially when it's on the back of a packet ...