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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, 09:31 AM   #41
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Well, if it's in short (2-4 inch, 5-10 cm) pieces, I find it hard to eat. Too short to twirl.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #42
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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....
sorry if someone got offended,
it was not what i wanted to happen, i was just trying to express my point of view.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #43
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that it is for sure, souvlaki, and we prove it every day here at dc, don't we? that is so awesome too, i think.... :)
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #44
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Professionally I have not broken spaghetti noodles. However, while Dad was with us I had to break it not only in half, but in even smaller pieces for him. I found that trying to cut it up after it was cooked was more difficult so I broke it dry and then still gave it a few cuts with a knife after.

Now I am training myself to back to not having to break or cut it at all. My reasoning - none really.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #45
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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.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #46
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Wow! Thanks for all the feedback! My children like it broken also because it is easier for them to eat.... and not as messy from a Mom's point of view. I keep the length long enough so I can still get a twirl going but I agree with bakechef.....that's the perfect way to put it. SPAGHETTI SHRAPNEL! Those flying pieces get everywhere!
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #47
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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?
See Post #7 for eating instructions.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #48
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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.
And does he say, "Hey yous guys, I'm I-talian, so I should know. Does he wear a wife beater undershirt? I have met a few of them in my life. Geesh, yous guys.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #49
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And does he say, "Hey yous guys, I'm I-talian, so I should know. Does he wear a wife beater undershirt? I have met a few of them in my life. Geesh, yous guys.
No, he is offended by the term II-talian, but carries a switchblade in his back pocket with a clip that can be hazardous to upholstery and furniture finishes.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #50
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I always break it, because I got tired of getting sauce on my shirts.
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