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Portion sizes at "upscale" restaurants.

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It is my newfound belief that if we all partitioned the size of our meals in accordance to, say, a plate in a tasting menu at Le Bernardin, we could freely consume any food and expect no ill effects on our health and overall constitution. Quantity may just be as important as quality. Also, smaller portions allow you to appreciate and savor what you are eating much more.

I am going to start preparing the portion of my meals at home more in line with what you would typically receive at these sorts of establishments. Opinions?
 

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Originally Posted by mm84321
It is my newfound belief that if we all partitioned the size of our meals in accordance to, say, a plate in a tasting menu at Le Bernardin, we could freely consume any food and expect no ill effects on our health and overall constitution. Quantity may just be as important as quality. Also, smaller portions allow you to appreciate and savor what you are eating much more. I am going to start preparing the portion of my meals at home more in line with what you would typically receive at these sorts of establishments. Opinions?
Buy plates with smaller centers. There is a fellow at Cornell who found that eating off of smaller plates causes people to consume 22% less food. mindlesseating.org
 

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Yes. I need more plates with smaller centers. Not smaller plates, just smaller centers.

 

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^ I've been trying to buy Graffitti plates in the US for months and I can't find anyone who would sell to me - including the useless US agent.


I should have brought a box with me from Europe last summer
 

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It's all about negative space and rims.
 

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Are you looking for something similar to this?

 

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^ are you asking me? I'm looking specifically to buy a set of Tognanna Graffitti (the one pictured above). Extremely common plates in European restaurants, very easy to buy there but for some reason, I can't find them here.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
It's all about negative space and rims.



 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
^ are you asking me? I'm looking specifically to buy a set of Tognanna Graffitti (the one pictured above). Extremely common plates in European restaurants, very easy to buy there but for some reason, I can't find them here.
Those are nice. I never knew what they were, but have certainly seen them a bunch.
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
^ are you asking me? I'm looking specifically to buy a set of Tognanna Graffitti (the one pictured above). Extremely common plates in European restaurants, very easy to buy there but for some reason, I can't find them here.

I used to work at a restaurant that uses those kind of plates. You could probably give them a call and find the vendor they use.
 

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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto
I used to work at a restaurant that uses those kind of plates. You could probably give them a call and find the vendor they use.

#?
 

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Thanks guys. This is what I meant when I said they're available in Europe but no one sells them (or to be more accurate wants to sell them to me) in the US. I'm not to sure about getting china shipped from Europe but I guess why not...
 

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