Pasta is a popular dish and loved all over the world but have you ever wondered whether you are eating it correctly? Maybe you’ve put off ordering spaghetti Bolognese in a restaurant – even though it is your favorite dish because you weren’t sure what the correct etiquette for eating it was!
It’s easy to get carried away and try to overload your fork but this could end up getting messy, especially on a white tablecloth!
Well, worry no more. Here we give you the lowdown on the correct way to eat pasta – in particular spaghetti. Italians believe there is only one way to eat spaghetti – by twirling it with only a fork.
It is hard to get the hang of but you should use your fork to separate a few strands of spaghetti from the others. Then you need to twirl them around your fork and try not to have any dangling off your fork. This is the correct way to eat spaghetti in a restaurant.
It has been said that an Italian can recognize which country someone is from by the way they eat their pasta. Also, pasta should be served on a plate not in a bowl. Pasta is eaten by itself, eat your salad after!
At home and in more informal settings – maybe at a friend’s dinner party, you can hold the fork with your right hand, and the spoon with your left hand. You need only take a little bit of spaghetti with the fork, then place it on the spoon and twirl. It takes a bit of practice to get this right and ensure the spaghetti is perfectly twirled around the fork.