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View Poll Results: Do you break your spaghetti/linguine prior to cooking?
Yes, almost always or always 27 35.06%
No, never or barely ever 41 53.25%
Less than 50% of the time 6 7.79%
More than 50% of the time 3 3.90%
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:55 AM   #31
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We break ours and I am embarrassed by a friend who asks for a spoon and wears a bib when we eat in a restaurant. This friend is a second generation Italian who grew up on the lower east side of NYC and is a self proclaimed expert on everything Italian even though he has never been to Italy.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:54 AM   #32
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Twirl it around fork in a Tablespoon

Good Morning,

We do not break the Ribbon Pastas, if using Barilla ...

I normally make my own ...

I have always seen Italians, twirl it around a fork in a tablespoon.

They may, slice it for children ...

Thanks, interesting post.
Have nice wkend.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:21 AM   #33
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sometimes i do, other times i don't. both ways is good for me. i was fourteen years old before i ever tasted pizza or spaghetti. it seems i've been trying to make up for lost time ever since then with every new food imaginable from every part of the world....
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:30 AM   #34
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No breaking here. Whether you break or not, just don't over cook please! Gummy isn't good.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:43 AM   #35
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In some cultures the knife is held in the dominant hand during the course of a meal. Such a custom makes it pretty difficult to use a fork and spoon simultaneously.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #36
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are there certain customs that are superior to other customs when it comes to successfully transferring spaghetti strands from plate to mouth, and if so, why?
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:41 AM   #37
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I would not touch a plate with broken spaghetti on it.
If someone wants to avoid the 'mess' cook penne or other short pasta.....spaghetti are ment to be messy and relaxing :)
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #38
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The more traditional way to eat noddles is with chop sticks......
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:03 AM   #39
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would not touch...really? even if you were very hungry? is there a purism of some kind governing legitimate spaghetti eating manners that i'm missing? for instance, i would never presume to dictate how anyone chooses to cut up, cook or serve their potatoes. suggestions, maybe, but no draconian rules....
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #40
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For cryin' out loud, it's just spaghetti and tastes the same whether you break it or not.
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