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To eat a burger with my hands?

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Happytobefree17 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:32:19

In a gastro pub?

My friend is aghast that I didn't use cutlery. Thinks I'm some sort of Neanderthal for eating with my hands. grin

Who is right?

OnlyRose Sat 12-Aug-17 16:33:14

You are right. Much easier to eat burger and chips with your hands!

PaperdollCartoon Sat 12-Aug-17 16:33:54

You can't eat a burger with cutlery wherever you aren't, THAT would be obscene.

I would probably cut a big one in half to eat though.

Floralnomad Sat 12-Aug-17 16:34:19

In a restaurant , even a pub restaurant , I'd eat with cutlery .

CosmicPineapple Sat 12-Aug-17 16:34:37

Does your friend think you should use a knife and fork to eat a burger? confused

If so find new friends grin

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 12-Aug-17 16:34:50

Surely you're supposed to eat a burger with your hands?confused

Eminybob Sat 12-Aug-17 16:34:58

Well it's not just that it's easier, it's just how you eat a burger!
Would your friend eat a cheese sandwich with a knife and fork? No! Same principal for a burger.

kel1234 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:35:39

I can't stand people who eat with their hands when in a restaurant or a pub. This Includes pizza restaurants. I always use a knife and fork when eating out. I just think it looks much better.
The only exceptions are places like McDonalds and kfc and similar, basically fast food places.

flowery Sat 12-Aug-17 16:35:58

Cutlery to eat a burger?!!! That's ridiculous!

Oysterbabe Sat 12-Aug-17 16:35:59

Burgers are supposed to be eaten with hands. If you don't you're doing it wrong.

Happytobefree17 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:36:07

She thinks you should cut little triangle bite sized pieces...

MothertotheLordsofmisrule Sat 12-Aug-17 16:36:36

I once saw someone eat a sandwich with cutlery. Was very odd to see.

CosmicPineapple Sat 12-Aug-17 16:36:52

Is your friend kel1234 wink

dollydaydream114 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:37:30

You're supposed to eat burgers with your hands! It really annoys me when hipster burger places serve you burgers so stacked up with crap that you physically can't pick them up and take a bite. Eating burgers with cutlery is the pits.

Do you remember when David Cameron was photographed eating a hot dog with a knife and fork? He looked like an absolute tit.

flowery Sat 12-Aug-17 16:37:57

". I always use a knife and fork when eating out."

Sandwiches? Wraps? Crisps? Bread roll? Fajitas? Chicken wings? Ribs?

TinklyLittleLaugh Sat 12-Aug-17 16:38:37

I eat pizza with my fingers too. Pizza is street food.

notevernotnevernotnohow Sat 12-Aug-17 16:40:34

I always use a knife and fork when eating out. I just think it looks much better

If your main concern is how you look to others while eating, you are somewhat missing the point of doing so.

You can't possibly eat everything with a knife and fork. And if you do, believe me, no-one is looking at you and thinking that looks better!

AgnesNitt1976 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:40:37

Burgers are meant to be eaten with your hands hence the bun, although some burgers are ridiculously big and are incredibly hard to eat without spilling it all down you.

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:40:51

Eating a burger with cutlery would feel so Hyacinth Bouquet!

FastandLoose Sat 12-Aug-17 16:41:27

Definitely nbu.

Burgers are meant to be eaten with hands (and yes, I'm with pp in annoyance with overstacked burgers - I still cut in half and crush enough to eat with hands!)

Pizza also is clearly not meant to be eaten with knife and fork.

flowery Sat 12-Aug-17 16:42:17

No one "looks better" eating a burger with cutlery. Unless their goal in life is to look like a complete nutter.

Redglitter Sat 12-Aug-17 16:42:39

I always use a knife and fork when eating out. I just think it looks much better

If you're eating burgers and pizza with a knife and fork I think it's safe to say absolutely no-one looking at you will think it looks much better. They're probably thinking the exact opposite in fact

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Sat 12-Aug-17 16:42:47

Assuming the burger is in a bap, yes eat it holding it in your hands.
Bap-less ... knife and fork job!

Happytobefree17 Sat 12-Aug-17 16:42:56

Burgers and pizza just doesn't taste as good when eaten with cutlery.

LonginesPrime Sat 12-Aug-17 16:45:43

It's much ruder to criticise someone else's table manners, IMO!

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