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Old 05.04.2011, 21:45
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9 pages and 179 replies - isn't EF great

Where is that hilarious video about a Japanese lady teaching others how to eat spaghettis?
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Old 05.04.2011, 21:54
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yup we certainly do.
The way to taste spaghetti Italian style is to capture the strands in your fork and twirl your fork using the spoon as the base.

like so

I'm sorry, but I don't know a single Italian who eats spaghetti like that. I know lots of non-Italians who think spaghetti should be eaten with a spoon and a fork but I believe the correct implement is a fork alone.
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Old 05.04.2011, 21:55
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I'm sorry, but I don't know a single Italian who eats spaghetti like that.
Well, you know one, at least... the one who made that post.
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Old 05.04.2011, 21:57
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Well, you know one, at least... the one who made that post.
I don't personally know...
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Old 05.04.2011, 22:03
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I at the other hand in the U.K. have had "soup spoons" in my hands which I thought felt like the tools of Count Dracula.
Dracula or Nottingham?



A table spoon used for eating soup does not a soup spoon make.
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Old 05.04.2011, 22:07
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Right of course .... and I have realized this a few posts before the one of me above. But to take those Anglos a bit "on the nose" was something I could definitely not resist
You say that now...
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Old 05.04.2011, 22:20
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You say that now...
Quite.

It seems the 'Soup Spoon' thread has been the ever first to...how shall we say it...confuse Mr Hofener, No?
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Old 05.04.2011, 22:26
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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Well, I did notice the taste of blood when the splinters from my disposable wooden chopsticks (you know, the ones you have to split apart) pierced my lip at my local Chinese eatery the other night.
That's all part of the carefully crafted "customer experience design".

Can we close this thread now?
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Old 05.04.2011, 22:53
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That's all part of the carefully crafted "customer experience design".

Can we close this thread now, again?
Fixed that for you
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That's all part of the carefully crafted "customer experience design".

Can we close this thread now?
I did try. I failed to understand how vital this thread was to one particular member, whose response was to groan me for closing it.

But look on the bright side -- it brought out a new side of our resident Swiss spoon expert, The Hoff. Just to clarify, Herr Hofener: yes, we know that a table spoon and a soup spoon are one and the same in Switzerland. That's exactly the point of this fascinating thread: why aren't dedicated soup spoons available here, as they are in other countries? Answer: Because. Things are different here.

Do I care? No. But it was good to watch the perplexity grow on the collective face of the Swiss, as the frustration grew on the "other side".
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Old 05.04.2011, 23:25
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I don't think you can get these here (they're essential for me, I import them):

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I'm sorry, but I don't know a single Italian who eats spaghetti like that. I know lots of non-Italians who think spaghetti should be eaten with a spoon and a fork but I believe the correct implement is a fork alone.
absolutely correct. But, to use a spoon as base is very practical. AND, I have seen Italians in Italy doing so, simply for practicality.
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absolutely correct. But, to use a spoon as base is very practical. AND, I have seen Italians in Italy doing so, simply for practicality.
All the Italians I know slurp the spaghetti. Horrifyingly uncouth. Also, I think chopsticks are so much more elegant than cutting and stabbing at one's food. And spoons I find to be the most gauche - shovelling one's food...
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You say that now...
I do. But I keep to my definite opinion that a spoon is a spoon and that a large spoon is simply the one you take to eat a soup
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

The problem is what to use to drink it...or shhlurp it!
A soup spoon is not just round but deep as well... like this thread and it's original poster!
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Old 06.04.2011, 00:38
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All the Italians I know slurp the spaghetti. Horrifyingly uncouth. Also, I think chopsticks are so much more elegant than cutting and stabbing at one's food. And spoons I find to be the most gauche - shovelling one's food...
Well, the Japanese video was correct about slurping spaghetti after all! And by the way, chopsticks are also used to slurp and shovel in noodles. Also quite uncouth. And Chinese soup spoons are also used to slurp in soup.

So all you Brits are the odd ones out! You can go ahead and eat elegantly with the proper round soup spoons... while the rest of the world are enjoying our meals!
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Old 06.04.2011, 08:37
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I did try. I failed to understand how vital this thread was to one particular member, whose response was to groan me for closing it.

But look on the bright side -- it brought out a new side of our resident Swiss spoon expert, The Hoff. Just to clarify, Herr Hofener: yes, we know that a table spoon and a soup spoon are one and the same in Switzerland. That's exactly the point of this fascinating thread: why aren't dedicated soup spoons available here, as they are in other countries? Answer: Because. Things are different here.

Do I care? No. But it was good to watch the perplexity grow on the collective face of the Swiss, as the frustration grew on the "other side".
Oh, come on Big Boy! Since when a groan is stopping you? You let it open because of my groan? I am feeling so important right now!
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Old 06.04.2011, 08:47
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Wow! So you know each other well then?
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Oh, come on Big Boy! Since when a groan is stopping you? You let it open because of my groan? I am feeling so important right now!
You could say he 'wooden spooned' this thread, go on Nil please, remove that groan...

(he did open it again)
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