I eat my peas with honey?
July 2, 2008 12:19 PM Subscribe
Can anyone help me master tines-down eating?
posted by vodkaboots to food & drink (22 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
All my life I've used my utensils in the North American style - fork mainly in the right hand, scooping the food into my mouth. Yay! But now that I've moved to England I'm struggling with tines-down eating.
Can any of the pros out there help me out with some basic tips? How do you get the food to stay on the fork properly? And what are the exceptions - last few peas, non-sticky rice, anything like that?
I've tried to subtly observe other peoples' techniques at the table, but then I forget to eat my own food quickly enough, leading to me being the last and only one left with food on my plate with everyone watching me drop food all over my lap.