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View Poll Results: How do you eat spaghetti? Are you a
Slurper 2 4.55%
Twirler - no spoon 31 70.45%
Twirler with spoon 6 13.64%
Cut it up with knife or fork 5 11.36%
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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Usually a spoon twirler, and I like it that way!
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #22
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I cut it up with a knife and fork...if I cant do the twirl just right
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #23
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I am a fork-only twirler by nature, but there is an exception:
If it's served on a plate vs. a bowl, and the plate is filled edge to edge leaving nowhere against which to twirl my fork. I ran into this issue when I got a plate of linguini on a smaller paper plate and had nowhere to twirl my fork so a spoon was really helpful until some of the plate cleared up. If I don't have something to twirl my fork against, I end up with too big of a bite since it just keeps pulling more and more on the fork.
Besides tasting amazing, I also like adding parmesan to my pasta so that it congeals a bit and makes the pasta stay twirled up on the fork without wanting to unravel as much. I also MUCH prefer linguini over spaghetti for this reason as it tends to want to lay flat and stay on the fork more easily.

Obviously I've never given this topic a second thought in my entire life.

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #24
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Fork twirler here.

Here's a scene from one of my favourite movies, Tampopo. It's not how I eat spaghetti.

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #25
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Thanks Taxlady! That was a great clip!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:29 PM   #26
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That was great!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #27
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Fab clip, cheers Taxy
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #28
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Twirler with a fork. And I must have a slice of good garlic bread to help facilitate the twirling.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:49 PM   #29
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That is spaghetti sauce all over my face in my avatar...
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #30
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Oh my goodness, that is you, Fiona? I have been wondering if it was a wee family member of yours. Adorable!
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