In yet another display of abject ignorance I need to ask for some assistance in fathoming the restaurant menu I note that many dining reviews here (and else where) talk about how the review had dish X for an appetiser, Y for an entrée, Salad/Soup, Z for main course with sides of this and that ..followed by dessert My questions are as follows: What exactly is the difference between an appetiser and an entrée? How is it that the soup/salad doesnt qualify as an entrée? Are all of these microscopic in size or, as per the pictures I have seen, quite generous .if the latter how on earth do they cram it all in? Is it considered uncouth to simply order a Main & Dessert, rather than the full five courses? Do vegetables not exist in the US or do they just not make it onto most restaurant menus?