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Pasta in the beard and sauce in the lap? Short advice on eating spaghetti

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Long and thin spaghetti often lead to some of the most uncomfortable situations when eating out in restaurants. This is why Dobeles dzirnavnieks and etiquette expert Gunta Krasta with to provide a short piece of advice on how to handle this wonderful dish.

«Don’t worry if you’re served a dish you have never eaten before. Look around – maybe other guests know how to eat it. If other people have no idea as well, ask the people who served you the dish. Lack of knowledge or experience should not be an obstacle for enjoying meals,» – says the expert. «It would not be bad to learn how to eat one of the national dishes of Italy – pasta, especially during the World Pasta Month. Special training and hand flexibility are necessary in order to properly enjoy spaghetti.»

How to properly eat spaghetti?

Spaghetti is served in deep, pre-heated soup bowls along with a spoon and fork. The fork is held with the right hand and the spoon – with the left. Italians make do without a spoon and usually manage to swirl spaghetti with only the fork. The best of the best even manage to swirl up spaghetti in the air without sending drops of sauce flying in every direction.

In order to make sure pasta is no to wide, try to swirl one or two pasta pieces at a time. Use the fork and the side of the bowl to cut off remaining threats.

You can always use the spoon to help out and prevent making a mess of things.

Keep in mind – spaghetti are not cut with a knife. They are allowed to be consumed without cutting them at all.

Just remember to use napkins to wipe sauce from your mouth every once in a while.

Here is a short video lesson:

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