Do you eat with your hands?

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  1. luka82

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    I do! And I wash them first! :biggrin1:
    Ever since I came from The Middle East I have been avoiding forks and knives as much as I can. So I went out with my friends to dinner some time ago, we were at this fancy restaurant and I was eating with my hands! You don`t eat with your hands in Serbian`s restaurants, you eat using forks and knives. :rolleyes: My friends are used me dipping in their plates, but when I turned around I saw people staring at me. :redface:
     
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    I know I wouldn't be happy with a friend shoving his hands into my plate.... clean or not....so I guess in the end, it's a cultural thing.
     
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    hahaha! I`d shove it in your plate, and I wouldn`t ask! :biggrin1:
     
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    Then I'd have to slap your hand ! :smile:
     
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    That`s a turn on! :biggrin1:
     
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    Even when it's full with half my dinner?
     
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    Food is my aphrodisiac!;)
     
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    Part of my life was spent practicly living with Filipinos. Other than in the serving containers, soups and puddings, eating utensils were not put out. I learned how to eat very efficiently with my fingers.

    Have a friend that is fromm ShriLanka(Sp?) who also uses hands only. Bread is used for dipping when we have soup.

    I don't however usually just eat with my hands, especially in a restaurant where it is not the custom. :tongue:
     
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    I don't exactly break out the utensils for every little thing, but if they're available I use them.

    Basically anything that will make me want to wash my hands again after I finish eating or before I grab my wallet to pay are utensil foods.

    For example: waffles with jelly are hand food; waffles with syrup are utensil food.

    Or as a smart ass: I need my hands to operate the utensils and therefore always eat with my hands.
     
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    Neither did I! That all changed! :biggrin1:

    Legendary! You know I am a fan, right? :biggrin1:
    Haha!
     
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    Depends on the place and circumstances. I'll do what the culture I am in does. When in Rome and all that. I use chopsticks to eat rice in Japan, but the fingers of my left hand in The Gambia, right out of the communal bowl. I'm a total whore and just do as the locals do. Like in France they eat pizza with a knife and fork, and that was just weird for me, but whatever... seems normal now.
     
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    Like Vince said above I tend to follow the cultural norms of the country I am visiting when eating. However I was taught the food that would be silly to eat with a knife and fork (like a grape) should be eaten with your fingers. Foods that would be foolish to eat with your hands (such as ice cream from a dish) should be eaten with a spoon.
     
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    Well the problem appears when I start applying the cultural norms I have adopted somewhere else in my natural habitat. But somehow I really feel comfortable eating with my hands!
     
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    That's the best way really.


    Yeah - that tickled me, too, but, as you say, one gets used to it - what I didn't expect was to see folks tackling Big Macs with plastic cutlery in the local MacDo!! That one's a local practise I don't observe! :no:
     
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    One of the things I like best about Hawaii is it so multi-cultural but even so when we eat here we use a knife and fork.
    But when we eat here fingers just make more sense.
     
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    Yeah, get your point.
     
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    Luka, do you eat left-handed? Because that is a terrible no-no in a lot of places where they eat with their hands. It put me off living in India because I am left handed and I thought I might starve...

    Just because I am so clumsy with my other hand, I mean :blush:
     
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    I once ate with a contractor at a Pakastan restaurant, whose primary client list were NYC cab drivers. I remember a lot of hand to mouth eating and sauce dipping.
     
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    Helgs I eat right-handed.
     
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