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post #46 of 65
I eat little pizza, like italian pizza, with a knife and fork, and american style with my hands. sorry, i don't see myself eating a hamburg or sandwich with a fork
post #47 of 65
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(PHV @ April 29 2005,15:29)
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Originally Posted by CTGuy,April 15 2005,10:26
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont,April 14 2005,23:00
I ask for hamburger sandwiches all the time, I didn't know they were called anything else. I'm not going to debate the virtues of eating sandwhiches with your hands or utensils. Eating one with a knife and simply looks silly to me. When my fingers get greasy I usually pick up a napkin. RJ:Yes the misspell was intentional.
I agree.  At least in the U.S. if you order certain things and then eat with a knife and fork it really does appear pretentious- an affectation.
I disagree. The way some restaurants make a hamburger it would be a disaster to eat it with your hands. To keep your shirt clean you'd have to eat with a knife and fork. If I am in public in even a half decent place I prefer to eat with a knife and fork, especially if it New York style pizza.
Pizza with a knife and fork?  I, for one, would make fun of you for that.  Who cares if your stupid shirt gets a little dirty.
I hate getting my hands oily/greasy. I don't mind dirt that one might get from doing yard work, but for something I hate the feeling of anything greasy on my hands. Obviously I wouldn't eat pizza with a knife and fork in some hole in the wall restaurant or at Pizza Pizza. I ate pizza tonight actually at home and I didn't use utensils. But when I eat at a nicer place, I just prefer using a knife and fork. If you make fun of me for that, I wouldn't really care because I could probably find a lot of things off the cuff to exploit about you, and if eating pizza with a knife and fork is the worst you can do, then... well that's that.
post #48 of 65
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Originally Posted by PHV,April 29 2005,15:29
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Originally Posted by CTGuy,April 15 2005,10:26
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont,April 14 2005,23:00
I ask for hamburger sandwiches all the time, I didn't know they were called anything else. I'm not going to debate the virtues of eating sandwhiches with your hands or utensils. Eating one with a knife and simply looks silly to me. When my fingers get greasy I usually pick up a napkin. RJ:Yes the misspell was intentional.
I agree.  At least in the U.S. if you order certain things and then eat with a knife and fork it really does appear pretentious- an affectation.
I disagree. The way some restaurants make a hamburger it would be a disaster to eat it with your hands. To keep your shirt clean you'd have to eat with a knife and fork. If I am in public in even a half decent place I prefer to eat with a knife and fork, especially if it New York style pizza.
I see what you're saying and respect your position.  My dad once ate a whole rack of bbq ribs in memphis with a white custom made french cuff shirt on with a knife and fork- just to prove a point (not a spot on the shirt).  But let's be realistic, you look a little ridiculous ordering a slice or a burger and then using a fork and knife on a regular basis.
I think this is a bit of a double standard. A bunch of you would rather be operated on with a rusty spoon than wear a fused suit, cringe at any dress shoes of a lesser quality than Allen Edmonds, and will cry if a shirt doesn't have single stitching but you think eating pizza with a fork is rediculous? I still don't get it. If I'm in a piss hole, of course I'll use my hands, because odds are if I'm eating pizza in some kind of piss hole, I am probably drunk and don't care. For anything else I prefer to not use my hands like some animal.
post #49 of 65
I eat pizza and sandwiches with my hands. If my hands get dirty/greasy, I wash my hands after the meal. A napkin can't remove all the grease and smell.
post #50 of 65
Last night I made pizza (from scratch, therefore not as greasy). My husband, an American, ate with his hands. I, a Frenchwoman, ate with a knife in my left hand and a fork in my right hand. "Manners" are also often cultural. Hopefully our son can make heads or tails of it all. When my mother was visiting, she dreaded my making burritos, because she knew she'd have to eat with her hands. When invited at Indian friends' for dinner, I eat with my hands, because I find it fun, and because I know it pleases them. All that despite the number turmeric does on your fingernails.
post #51 of 65
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In time in France I was shocked and amazed at how big and delicious and inexpensive the sandwiches were.  You could easily find baguette sandwiches stuffed with all manner of cheeses, meats, veggies, etc.  My favorites had names like "crudites-fromage" and "americano", which as I recall consisted of steak, melted cheese, and fries IN the sandwich.  It was heaven.   Of course that was in southern France.  It's harder to find such great sandwiches in northern France.
You just have to know where to go... For sandwiches with fries inside the sandwich, go to the Marais or near the St Michel metro station (especially the pedestrian only narrow streets). I have to admit, I like those too, even though I almost never eat fries otherwise.
post #52 of 65
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Originally Posted by Andrew V.,April 29 2005,17:39
In time in France I was shocked and amazed at how big and delicious and inexpensive the sandwiches were.  You could easily find baguette sandwiches stuffed with all manner of cheeses, meats, veggies, etc.  My favorites had names like "crudites-fromage" and "americano", which as I recall consisted of steak, melted cheese, and fries IN the sandwich.  It was heaven.   Of course that was in southern France.  It's harder to find such great sandwiches in northern France.
You just have to know where to go...   For sandwiches with fries inside the sandwich, go to the Marais or near the St Michel metro station (especially the pedestrian only narrow streets).  I have to admit, I like those too, even though I almost never eat fries otherwise.
I actually find northern French food a lot more filling than southern.  Parisians though, seem to subsist on starvation rations.  Seriously, when I eat out in Paris, I know that I am going to need a kebab or two a couple of hours later to keep my stomach from digesting itself. Of course, my background is Cantonese, and I go for "Chai" (or Dimsum, as it is more commonly describe, albeit incorrectly) and you don't walk out of a Chinese restaurant (which is actually patronized by Chinese) hungry. Ever.
post #53 of 65
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(Fabienne @ May 01 2005,08:37)
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Originally Posted by Andrew V.,April 29 2005,17:39
In time in France I was shocked and amazed at how big and delicious and inexpensive the sandwiches were.  You could easily find baguette sandwiches stuffed with all manner of cheeses, meats, veggies, etc.  My favorites had names like "crudites-fromage" and "americano", which as I recall consisted of steak, melted cheese, and fries IN the sandwich.  It was heaven.   Of course that was in southern France.  It's harder to find such great sandwiches in northern France.
You just have to know where to go...   For sandwiches with fries inside the sandwich, go to the Marais or near the St Michel metro station (especially the pedestrian only narrow streets).  I have to admit, I like those too, even though I almost never eat fries otherwise.
I actually find northern French food a lot more filling than southern.  Parisians though, seem to subsist on starvation rations.  Seriously, when I eat out in Paris, I know that I am going to need a kebab or two a couple of hours later to keep my stomach from digesting itself.  Of course, my background is Cantonese, and I go for "Chai" (or Dimsum, as it is more commonly describe, albeit incorrectly) and you don't walk out of a Chinese restaurant (which is actually patronized by Chinese) hungry.  Ever.
All the asian friends I've ever had (especially Chinese) are capable of eating like a third of their body mass in one sitting, and all of them are tiny.
post #54 of 65
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(LA Guy @ May 01 2005,09:27)
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Originally Posted by Fabienne,May 01 2005,08:37
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Originally Posted by Andrew V.,April 29 2005,17:39
In time in France I was shocked and amazed at how big and delicious and inexpensive the sandwiches were.  You could easily find baguette sandwiches stuffed with all manner of cheeses, meats, veggies, etc.  My favorites had names like "crudites-fromage" and "americano", which as I recall consisted of steak, melted cheese, and fries IN the sandwich.  It was heaven.   Of course that was in southern France.  It's harder to find such great sandwiches in northern France.
You just have to know where to go...   For sandwiches with fries inside the sandwich, go to the Marais or near the St Michel metro station (especially the pedestrian only narrow streets).  I have to admit, I like those too, even though I almost never eat fries otherwise.
I actually find northern French food a lot more filling than southern.  Parisians though, seem to subsist on starvation rations.  Seriously, when I eat out in Paris, I know that I am going to need a kebab or two a couple of hours later to keep my stomach from digesting itself.  Of course, my background is Cantonese, and I go for "Chai" (or Dimsum, as it is more commonly describe, albeit incorrectly) and you don't walk out of a Chinese restaurant (which is actually patronized by Chinese) hungry.  Ever.
All the asian friends I've ever had (especially Chinese) are capable of eating like a third of their body mass in one sitting, and all of them are tiny.
It requires years and years of training. Ancient Chinese secret. An enterprising Chinese could sell this secret for billions to the obese Americans we've talked about previously. But incurring the wrath of 1.6 billion people and being torn slowly apart by 1 million ants pulling little threads seems to have been deterent enough. Personally, I think that metabolism can be trained (no scientific basis for saying this.) If you eat vast amounts (by western standards) since early childhood, even moderate exercise (like walking, which is the primarily mode of transportation for most Chinese) will keep your metabolism up for a long time.
post #55 of 65
For the no-knife-and-forkers, I assume you do not eat Chicago style pizza? Eating stuffed pizza with your bare hands is about as effective as eating lasagna with your hands. I used to be one of those superskinny Cantonese types. Then I got a job that keeps me at a desk 11-12 hours a day, stopped working out, and didn't change my diet. Who knows? Eventually I may be able to wear a six-drop suit without altering the waistband.
post #56 of 65
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All the asian friends I've ever had (especially Chinese) are capable of eating like a third of their body mass in one sitting, and all of them are tiny.
That must be why you see a tiny asian guy or girl beat a 300 lb guy at an eating contest. http://www.tokyotimes.org/archives/2...st_glutto.html http://www.nichibeitimes.com/news/hotdog.html
post #57 of 65
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I used to be one of those superskinny Cantonese types. Then I got a job that keeps me at a desk 11-12 hours a day, stopped working out, and didn't change my diet. Who knows? Eventually I may be able to wear a six-drop suit without altering the waistband.
I have one of those jobs (well, actually closer to 10 hours, not including breaks). I don't know how old you are, but maybe the not working out thing was the thing that did you in. Even the toughest metabolism breaks down at some point. Do forty five minutes of cardio a day, decrease your food intake *a little*, and you'll probably be fine. And if that cost you the VP position, screw it. Being out of shape seems to high a price to pay to move up the corporate (or academic) ladder.
post #58 of 65
Got one of those jobs too (grad student). It's really easy to let yourself go in grad school. The biggest thing I see is unhealthy eating. Bring your lunch and a healthy snack---don't head to the vending machine for your sugar fix. If necessary, cut out the sodas and lattes. You might be able to get away with just that. I still do cardio and work out, but I'm fairly body- and health-concious.
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post #60 of 65
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For the no-knife-and-forkers, I assume you do not eat Chicago style pizza? Eating stuffed pizza with your bare hands is about as effective as eating lasagna with your hands.
Depends on the Chicago Style pizza, and when. Lou Malnati's - too many tomato chunks falling all over. Others, you can eat with your hands. But stuffed crust - you should be using a knife and fork.
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