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Why do we cook long strings of spaghetti when it's so sloppy to eat?

 
 
Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 01:57 pm
Why do producers of spaghetti continue to make their spaghetti in long strips? Wouldn't it be just as easy to cut them in three inch strips instead?

When my children were small, I always broke up my raw spaghetti into short strips so it would be easier for them to eat without making a mess on their clothes and the table. I continue the practice now.

Why do I have to break the long strips instead of having the shorter size in the package?

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:02 pm
Masochism? The fun of slurping? The frustration of having it fall off one's fork? A challenge? Esthetics?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:05 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Have you ever made your own pasta, BBB?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:06 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I'm insulted by the premise of this thread! Rolling Eyes

Because spaghetti isn't sloppy to eat if you know how to eat it. I prefer the long strands of pasta over the shorter broken downsized version.

BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
You may be insulted, but I bet your shirt is covered with red sauce when you dribble those long threads. Fess up, and wipe your chin.

BBB Rolling Eyes
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:18 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z315/StrawBaby69/pbbbt.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
This seems, ah, old advice to me.
http://www.drdaveanddee.com/pasta.html
Emily Post says a fork and spoon are proper...

I don't think I've seen people eat spaghetti with a spoon to help them twirl the pasta in years and can't visualize that I saw anyone in Italy do that. Maybe my memory fails, or maybe its a regional thing. Also, most italian spaghetti dishes aren't loaded with sauce - they are more "touched" with sauce.

On the other hand, my italian teacher, originally from Padua, ate her pizza with a knife and fork.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 02:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan

http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Strange/sloppy-drunk-dog.jpg

I can beat your stuck-up cat any time I'm in the mood.
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