I’m Not Eating It Wrong

Originally posted on Food Riot, which has since shut down. “If the food goes in your mouth, you’re doing it right,” the waitress told us, in direct contrast to the instructions given by the ramen restaurant’s PR rep. It was refreshing to hear—especially after having just watched a slurping demonstration that brought flashbacks of a time I slurped spicy soup broth right into my eye. It burnt in so many ways. The slurping demo, though, is just one of any number of ways that the “right way” to eat is trumpeted. You’re opening it wrong. You’re eating it from the wrong end. You’re insulting … [Read more...]