17 Apr 2019

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - HOW TO EAT SPAGHETTI



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How to eat Spaghetti ?


The first time Mr. G took me to Italy to present me to his family, I saw how people even kids manipulated with elegance a fork and winded up the Spaghetti. I had always seen people cutting them and eating with the fork or even with a spoon.

In Italy Spaghetti are served with a fork and a spoon in restaurants (for tourists) Italians eat Spaghetti with nothing more than a single fork. 

Catch a few strands of spaghetti in your fork. Point your fork into the side of your plate.
Turn the fork to "wind up" the spaghetti, lift the bundle into your mouth. Tourists turn them on the spoon.



It was always very funny to see tourists eating Spaghetti ! Some lifted their plate up to the mouth and shuffled and sucked the Spaghetti into their mouth.

One day we were in a very beautiful restaurant, right at the Garda Lake. It was full and the couple besides us ordered Spaghetti. When they arrived the man tried to wind them up and looked around how the others did. Whatever he tried he didn't make it, they always fell back into the plate.

Suddenly he put his hand  in the pocket of his trousers, looked carefully around as if he wanted to hide something and suddenly I saw a pair of scissors in his hand, quickly pulled out a bundle of Spaghetti, cut them into small pieces, looked around again and put the scissors back.

We laughed our heads off especially because the guy looked very posh and behaved badly with the waiter. The waiter had seen this manipulation too and smiled at us and blinked with an eye !

 Before pretending to be a VIP better learn the way of eating in a foreign country !






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13 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

I would never order or try to eat spaghetti in public. Some foods are best eaten in private at home.

Andrew said...

Fork and spoon for me and put on an old shirt as invariably some sauce will flick. I don't eat spaghetti in public but I do eat fettuccine.

Meditations in Motion said...

My Italian mother-in-law taught me how to eat spaghetti the first time I ate dinner at her house when I was 17. One of the many things I learned from her!

DUTA said...

Your grandson looks cute eating spaghetti! However, I wouldn't recommend spaghetti to kids. It could be a bit dangerous.

Dan said...

If it's good, it's hard to pay attention. That's why they invented washing machines.

NCSue said...

One consistent rule seems to hold in the universe: whenever there is spaghetti to be eaten, my husband is wearing a white shirt.
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William Kendall said...

It's been ages since I've had spaghetti. Admittedly if I'm eating out and I want pasta, I'll go for something different, like lasagna.

Tamago said...

I usually use fork and spoon when eating spaghetti. It's the easiest way for me. Without spoon, I'm likely to make a mess!

Klara said...

haha, fork and spoon, even fork without spoon, ça va, but chopsticks and spaghetti type noodle.... I would starve to death or, as you noticed i would lift my plate up to the mouth and sucked them into my mouth. ;-)))

Catscue Catmom said...

Such a cute photo! It's a skill worth learning, I never could figure out the spoon thing, that seemed harder than the fork.

ReHiTu said...

I can not eat spaghetti in public, it is so difficult! :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Not sure if I eat spaghetti correct or not. But the best way to have it is to reheat it.
Coffee is on

Little Wandering Wren said...

Haha you think that's bad try mastering noodles with chopsticks!
Wren x