>yfw Yanks cut up their food normally, then put down the knife, switch the fork into their other hand, eat, switch the fork back, pick up the knife and repeat
>In the American style, also called the zig-zag method or fork switching, the knife is initially held in the right hand and the fork in the left. Holding food to the plate with the fork tines-down, a single bite-sized piece is cut with the knife. The knife is then set down on the plate, the fork transferred from the left hand to the right hand, and the food is brought to the mouth for consumption. The fork is then transferred back to the left hand and the knife is picked up with the right. In contrast to the European hidden handle grip, in the American style the fork is held much like a spoon or pen once it is transferred to the right hand to convey food to the mouth.
That's literally what children do
>mfw I've never done that
Do other burgers really do this? Is this actually a thing?
tbf american style (switching from hidden handle to spoon hold to eat) is easier
i dont switch hands to eat though, unless i dont need a knife to eat something (mashed potatoes for example)
Jesus Christ what is wrong with Europeans? By the way literally no one uses "American (actually European, LOL) style" unless they're old and don't have good strength in their hands or something. Looks like this is another one of those myths that Euros made up to feel superior about irrelevant shit that isn't even based in reality.
>Though called "American style", this style originated in Europe
I do this sometimes desu because it's comfier and I'm not veri ambidextrous
>For other food items, such as potatoes, vegetables or rice, the blade of the knife is used to assist or guide placement of the food on the back of the fork. The tines remain pointing down.
so u b sayin
the """""""""""proper""""""""""" way of eating is to mash shit on the back of your fork instead of scooping it up? wtf?
who wrote these rules
is this supposed to be like egg spoon racing or what
>tfw I know how to eat properly but the barbaric American style comes naturally and I have to force myself to keep my fork in the left hand
no, you put your fork prongs pointing up on the platewith your right hand on (after switching hands for scooping), and then slide the food onto the fork with the knife
dont pretend youre the fucking queen of england you prissy fuckboy
>non-aussies trying to create banter threads
>mfw Europeans genuinely have nothing better to do with their time than spend all day on the internet reading about America
>not just cutting everything up at once and eating with the fork in your right hand till you're done eating
It's a recipe for a so called "Garbage Stew" taken from one of the most popular American Youtube Cooking Channels, called "Cooking with Jack".
Yes, Yuropoors literally believe this is superior because they are obsessed with stupid etiquette instead of using the best methods. Sad thread desu, I bet all these people unironically use fork + knife and follow etiquette even when nobody can see them. I mean, the side of the fork is good enough for cutting 90% of the time anyway. Proper etiquette has its places (restaurants, eating with other people) but sperging over it is just dumb imo.
Probably some /ck/ meme, don't ever go there. It's just Americans showing off their awful ''''''''cooking''''''''' skills.
The fork is in the left hand, the knife is in the right.
You stab the fork into something.
Cut that something with the knife.
If you want, you scoop things onto that first something with your knife.
You put the fork into your mouth.
You do not switch hands.
im a celtic barbarian so i am somewhat detatched from ettiquette. when i go to the continent my father is autistic as fuck about it, but hes autistic in general so i dunno
It gets to me how americans mislabel things like "macaroni salad" and "tuna salad". It's not salad they're fucking pasta dishes or tuna slaw or some shit. Salad implies healthy, that shit aint healty.
>yfw you notice that most Americans do the "tongue acceptance test" when trying new foods
I think I unironically switch hands. And I play piano at an extremely high level... idk it just feels natural. Idk I haven't eaten meat like that in forever. Do I switch hands? Hm... maybe not actually. But it does come off as pretentious in my mind and awkward. Like... it just feels weird going through it in my mind. Like throwing a ball with your opposite hand. It's possible but weird... I might bump my teeth or something.
How often do you guys unironically eat with a knife and fork? All I can think of is steak or christmas ham, but then all at once you cut the ham into bite-size pieces then switch hands to fork in the right - then stab the pieces.
>How often do you guys unironically eat with a knife and fork?
>cutting the food into little pieces first
That's what you do for a little child tBh
Why would an adult do this? All it achieves is to make the food get cold faster. Or do you shovel it into your mouths so fast that this doesn't matter?
What's wrong with just keeping the knife on hand? Is the weight of if the knife just too much extra exercise for the average American?
>a ton of salsa
Do you eat pasta with a knife and fork?
Soup? Mashed potatoes? Beans and corn? Bread? Zucchini or squash? Tendies? Asian food? Tortellini or dumplings? Pizza? Frozen food?
I suppose you're thinking of sausage, but again. I just cut up most of it at once then switch to dominant hand. Rarely do I do both at the same time unless I"m in the company of euros or something that are just waiting for me to do something different so they can make fun of me.
ah and I assume it was jack's own salsa.
Also I haven't seen that fucking webm either, jesus christ
I don't understand your comment, I don't think I've used a knife in weeks.
did someone order some yorkshIRE pudding?
He put celery in it as well. Along with mayo and
Fuck off you disgraceful cunt. You bring shame to aussies.
knife and spoon
fork, maybe knife to help squish it onto the fork
>Beans and corn
>Zucchini or squash
still not entirely sure if these are different from chicken nuggets
knife and fork or chopsticks, whichever is appropriate
Depends what kind, maybe hands maybe fork
spoon or tongue
I was actually taught the two different styles as a child, complete with knowing them as "American" and "Continental". No idea why the fug I was taught this as my family is working class.
Anyway, I really don't care. I switch to Continental when I am in some fancy situation, but otherwise I don't pay attention to which I am doing. I probably do continental more just because you don't move your stuff around as much, but doing it the other way is easy to end up doing since youre constantly passing dishes around and grabbing cups etc. anyway
I can honestly say I've never done this. My left hand is of sufficient strength to cut food.
They're completely correct, I have never seen a grown adult completely cutting up their food and then only using their fork to eat.
It is literally how children eat. I cannot fathom why an adult would do this other than them finding it easier to use their fork in their dominant hand. And if that's the case I assume that is just a habit leftover from childhood.
Not bad, what do you think about my breakfast?
>tfw we cause the most asspain out of any other country on the planet tenfold
#1 again baby WOOOOOO
Wait, what? You go out to dinner with friends and they're concerned with what hand you hold a utensil with? Or is it that random people in the restaurant are paying attention to other party's table etiquette? Like are you rich or something because to me they seem like the only ones who actually give a fuck about petty shit like that.
Fuck, most brazilians do that shit and it really confuses me. And they even think I'm weird for holding the fork on my left hand, asking if I'm left-handed or whatever.
I'm really glad I had good parents that taught me how to use tableware properly.
>Wait, what? You go out to dinner with friends and they're concerned with what hand you hold a utensil with?
Some of my friends care, collegues care but in the end it depends on the kind of restaurant and social context.
If it's a place that does take out noone gives a shit and even in a good restaurant the waiter won't mock you.
People will take note though if you do it wrong.
Only wankers really care about what hand you hold your utensils in, but I would use it as banter material probably. However, if you cut up all your food and then only hold your fork in one hand to eat, I would find that weird and child-like and I would banter the shit out of you for it.
Do Americans think being right handed means your left hand is literally unusable?
Do you guys share food at restaurants?
Like you say "try some of this" and you all try a little bit of each others' dishes?
I am a big proponent of sharing food but I know some people don't like it. Any nationalities against it?
Only with very close family, otherwise it's fucking weird
That said if you're having Asian food, by which I mean any cuisine from Asia, it's perfectly normal to order things for the table for everyone to share. In fact it would be weird in my opinion not to. At least where starters are concerned
>strangle your son for smoking weed so hard his nose starts to bleed
But don't you want to? I do it with my friends too. And I ask people I don't know very well if they want some of mine and I want some of theirs too.
And yeah chinese style eating, aka family style, is my favourite way of eating. Getting lots of flavours and sharing everything is great.
Well it's an exchange of food really. Personally I don't think it's a big deal at all I just like tasting flavours, I think it probably makes you more relaxed with each other too. Perhaps an evolutionary mechanic where our ancestors would only share food with those they trusted.
>How often do you guys unironically eat with a knife and fork?
1-2 times a week when it's needed. I don't see anything bad in switching hands I just eat meat with a fork in my left hand since childhood. Whatever you like is okay, we're not in a French king's palace.
Son of a bitch, is there nothing /int/ can't flesh out about us to make fun of?