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  • #16
    It is situational. Home with no guests, hanging with the best buds privately - yup, unless it is soup or something nearly impossible like that. I met a lady once who told me that her husband was raised to never use his hands - grapes, bananas, fried chicken, the works... all done with silverware. Wow. I would hate to have grown up in his household, just the idea gives me the shivers.

    Yeah, you need to know how to use the silver, when to do so, and how to wash your hands afterwards, but otherwise - that is what hands are for!
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    • #17
      I actually really like to eat with my hands. I don't know why, but it's very satisfying. I don't ever do this in restaurants (unless it's an Ethiopian restaurant, where it's expected).

      On the topic of weird eating habits, my husband has this hatred of spoons. Won't use them, even if it's clearly a better decision than a fork. He refuses to eat soup because it requires a spoon. WTF?

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      • #18
        eating with hands is so primal. maintains dexterity of fingers.

        in rural india everyone eats with hands. mothers/grandmothers also feed the little ones with hands.
        and in most cases, people sit cross legged on the floor while eating. a bit of ankle/knee/hip stretching even when eating. interestingly people who are used to sitting on a chair find it so challenging to eat this way.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
          I actually really like to eat with my hands. I don't know why, but it's very satisfying. I don't ever do this in restaurants (unless it's an Ethiopian restaurant, where it's expected).

          On the topic of weird eating habits, my husband has this hatred of spoons. Won't use them, even if it's clearly a better decision than a fork. He refuses to eat soup because it requires a spoon. WTF?
          Never heard of spoonphobia...
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          • #20
            I hate forks. I can't use them. For me, it's either chopsticks picking up small portions of pre-cut meat or whole fish, or hands for the stuff with lots of bones.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              Go to India. Everybody eats with their hands there.
              Eating with your hands is pretty common in Egypt also. They tend to use the pita style flatbread and split it open to grasp with with their fingers but reaching in and eating with your hands is generally ok. I did iftar (breakfast during Ramadan) with my friend's family and I don't think silverware was used for much except for things like soup.

              And I agree, it just feels right and I do it pretty much all the time.
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              • #22
                People around the world eat with their hands. It's not a big deal. You wouldn't eat fruit with silverware?
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
                  On the topic of weird eating habits, my husband has this hatred of spoons. Won't use them, even if it's clearly a better decision than a fork. He refuses to eat soup because it requires a spoon. WTF?
                  Drink soup from the bowl as is common in Japan. I pour broth into a coffee cup.

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                  • #24
                    I've actually heard that there are enzymes on the hand that help with digestion and make food taste better. I can assert the latter but I haven't googled this.
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                    • #25
                      We eat bbq foods and cabbage/lettuece wraps with our hands, but not much else.

                      Maybe i'll implement this, I'm pretty sure the BF wouldn't mind at all. Less washing up!
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