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or rather.........................*WOULD* I be unreasonable.........soup etiquette.......

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psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 12:51:13

I love soup, especailly in the winter.

and with a warm crusty roll...........<<yum>>

I want to eat it when eating out, but I like to break up my roll into pieces and drop it all into my soup and then eat it.

would I be stared at and frowned on??? In fact, is it a crime for the food police to even suggest doing such a thinghmm????

((and please don;t suggest croutons......I have ishoos with croutons<<shudder>>))

maidamess Wed 17-Sep-08 12:53:33

If you do anything in a restaurant with enough panache you can get away with it.

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 12:54:23

but what is this panache you speak ofhmm???

cos I really don;t think I have itblush!

Carmenere Wed 17-Sep-08 12:57:11

Honestly? I would think that was not great table manners. I mean I probably wouldn't let my dd do it in a restaurant but would be happier to see a child doing it than an adult.

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 12:58:35

and this is why I do not do it at the moment, for fear of it looking bad manners.

but I wondered if it was as opposed to just 'might be' IYGWIM.

I will happily continue at home tho, I like it that way!

Overmydeadbody Wed 17-Sep-08 12:58:39

It depends entirely on where you are eating said soup though psycho.

If you're with, say, a John Lewis foodhall or cafateria or something I don't think anyone would look twice.

If you're in a smart restaurant and you've paid £20 for said soup, people will notice yes.

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 12:59:53

<<choke>> £20 on soupshock

well you can rest assured I will not be paying that much ever on soup, and therefore will not feel temptedwink!

Overmydeadbody Wed 17-Sep-08 13:00:17

I would think it was awful table manners, but then I would think it was awful tablemnners if someone tipped their soup bowl towards them to get the last bit of soup onto the spoon, so feel free to ignore me. My parents where uber strict when I was growing up.

hecate Wed 17-Sep-08 13:02:28

here's your solution order that!

TheConfusedOne Wed 17-Sep-08 13:02:56

You slattern, of course you can't nor dip it, eat it delicately along side your soup.

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 13:04:13

ah, now I grew up in a house where it was the done thing to tip your plate and drink the gravy from it!

Now, I do not do that, but I did (and still doblush) like my roll broken up in my soup.

I do not eat soup while out tho, as I do not want to look insane as tho I have been raised without decent table manners, and so opt for salad or something 'safe'.

but sometime I would like to have soup, so I thought MN could help me before I make an utter fool of myself.

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 13:05:31

hecate........that look perfect!

<<sob>> at being called a slattern.....


bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 13:05:45

do you have ishoos with texture?

compo Wed 17-Sep-08 13:05:52

I always dip bread into soup at restaurants
I've paid for the meal, I'll eat it how I likE!

Oblomov Wed 17-Sep-08 13:05:55

Do you slurp aswell ? wink

EmmyLou Wed 17-Sep-08 13:07:39

Have been known to wonder about the tipping the bowl away from you thing. What purpose does it serve in the whole table manners ouevre? Is it purely so the dregs don't end up in your lap?

I'd tend to tear small peices of bread a few at a time for immersion in the soup and repeat the process every few mouthfulls, eating slowly to reinforce ladylikeness and to detract from babyfoodness of the bread soaked in soup (DD2's favourite when baby, esp with pumpkin soup).

Oblomov Wed 17-Sep-08 13:07:55

My dh has taught ds to pick up his cereal bowl and slurp the last of the milk out, into his mouth. The shame, The shame. They both think this is hilarious.

You are not planning on doing THIS, are you ?

TheConfusedOne Wed 17-Sep-08 13:08:08

hecate we have soup like that (in the roll type not the whole loaf) on firework night grin

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 13:08:43

in what way bundle?? do you mean with why I don;t like croutons??

they are too hard and crunchy to start with, and then they go all yack and slimy<<boak>>.

bread on the other hand absorbs some of the fluid, making the soup seem thicker, and so easier to eat.

and because of that, I do not slurp((wink oblomov!))

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 13:10:20

please all rest assured I do not condone the tipping of plates or bowls to get the dregs out.

that is another reason for the bread, you wipe the plate/bowl clean.....

bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 13:11:50

I mean that you don't want to eat bread on its own (until it's well soaked by the sound of it) nor soup on its own.

not saying it's freaky, just interesting

I'm not mad keen on soup...hmm but I do like Heinz tomato with a little cheese grated on top

blowsy Wed 17-Sep-08 13:12:40

Noooo - all very bad form! Have some decorum, please! grin

TheConfusedOne Wed 17-Sep-08 13:13:06

<<< looks down front of tee shirt, where upon eye falls on dinner medals of lunchtime soup >> blush

psychomum5 Wed 17-Sep-08 13:18:09

Interesting heyhmm.......but I am not freaky, so !!!

decorum, me......not sure I have that.....

Lol @ 'medals of soup'. flame often has 'medals of any food' down her. she spills!!

noonki Wed 17-Sep-08 13:19:11

but the bread goes all soggy bleuuuughhhhh

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