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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 07-17-2012, 04:51 AM   #41
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I grrew up in an Italian neighborhood. I was the only non-Italian. I watched all the Nonis' cooking and they taught me just enough gravy to keep the pasta from sticking. And that is the way I learned to eat it. The pasta in one big bowl, the meat on a big platter and the gravy in a big boat with a large ladle. And the Papa always got served first. The cook always sat down last. Mungia! Mungia!


When I was a child and we went on holidays in Puglia, we (foolish northerners) always laughed when the local mammas kept on yelling "mangia la mamma!" to their children, which literally means "eat the mother"!
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:56 AM   #42
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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!
I too didnt know if it was one of Fiona's grandkids or not...what a cute little girl you were Fi
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:58 AM   #43
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I cannot. My mamma always prepares pinkish pasta!
I bet your mum makes the best pasta Luca...and I am guessing you do do

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Place two or three strands between the tines on your fork. Lift it up and start to twirl. When the last strand has only a short bit hanging, place in mouth. You will have just enough for a mouthful each time.
Thanks Addie, I will give it a try, as usually it just all falls off the fork
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:00 AM   #44
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My middle son married a girl from Napoli. Her mother didn't speak English and the Father's English was understandable. When I went to meet them for the first time, they asked me if I spoke Italian. "Only the good words." They knew exactly what I meant.

Then when I met my in-laws, I used to call my youngest "My little Facia Brutta" Say it with the wrong tone and it means 'ugly face.' Say it with a smile and lilt in your voice and it means 'happy face.' I was saying Happy Face. Then if I was mad at him I would let out a string of swears in Italian at him. They thought it was wonderful that I was teaching him a second language. Little did they know. But my son knew the difference.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #45
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for the twirlers: do you finish with a slurp or bite?
I am a post twirl biter
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:59 AM   #46
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I bet your mum makes the best pasta Luca...and I am guessing you do do
i really am sorry for this, kylie.

but i certainly hope he does, after all of that pasta...
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:09 AM   #47
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I bet your mum makes the best pasta Luca...and I am guessing you do do
My grandmas were the queens of polenta, gnocchi and risotto, but unfortunately my mother doesn't like to cook, because she doesn't like to eat, she just eat to survive...

But I had plenty of time, and plenty of belly, to learn cooking the best I can
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I am a post twirl biter
I pull that last inch in with my tongue.
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And here is our immortal TotÚ showing you how to properly eat spaghetti!

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #50
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I break the noodles up before putting them in the water. Works great. Much easier to eat.
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