Food for Thought

I had chicken fingers for lunch yesterday and it got me thinking about eating etiquette. I didn’t have a knife, only a fork. When you spear a chicken finger with a fork and eat it like that, you’re a heathen. But when you eat chicken fingers with your hands, it’s totally fine. Fries are the same way.

This has gotten me thinking about other types of food that you could eat with your hands to make your more civilized. It’s not a long list and the list of foods you should never eat with your hands is way more entertaining. In includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • macaroni and cheese
  • roast beef (or any kind of roast really, yet ribs and wings are okay)
  • mashed potatoes
  • soup
  • spaghetti, put pasta of any kind I suppose
  • scrambled eggs
  • ice cream
  • cake

The list goes on and on. What I think is interesting is that we eat fruit with our hands like monkeys and that’s totally fine.

~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet

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