"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:18 PM   #11
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
I think its more impolite to make people use a cheap and splintery tool

Kinda like saying it would be rude to point out that your fork given to you was dirty, so just smile and use it...
__________________

__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #12
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Well to go along with your analogy, Maverick, there are polite ways and impolite ways of going about something. If you were having dinner at your friends house and they gave you a dirty fork I am sure you have more manners then to wave it around saying "this is dirty". Rubbing chopsticks together is akin to doing that. If someone is worried about splinters then they can discretely remove the splintered pieces instead of making a show of rubbing the sticks together for all to see.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 09:26 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
Um, er, yea I have more manners than to do that...

I get what you are saying, makes sense, but you have to admit it just serves to give me more ammo for when I got to MILs house!
__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 09:29 PM   #14
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
LOL
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #15
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
I've never done that.
__________________
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 11:16 PM   #16
Head Chef
 
GrillingFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 2,223
I have to admit that I am simply astounded that rubbing chopsticks together
is considered rude.

May I ask where? Is it rude in the local $9.99 all you can eat "chinese" buffet,
or just in the multi-dollars a piece sushi restaurant, or at a dinner party or where?

I guess I am just a low class uneducated dilettante, because I have never heard of
this, and can't really wrap my mind around WHERE it would be considered rude.

LOL, I always considered it something like rubbing my hands together in anticipation of
good eats!
__________________
GrillingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 11:21 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,732
this whole arguement is somewhat silly to me.

i've eaten sushi and chinese and every other type of food that is served with chopsticks, and of all of the bamboo chopsticks that i've been given, literally thousands of times, not one has been splintered in a way that i felt a need to rub them together. maybe once i saw a long strand that was easily pulled off.
i think people do it habitually or unconsciously because they've got the "splinter" fear in their head.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 01:15 AM   #18
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrillingFool View Post
I have to admit that I am simply astounded that rubbing chopsticks together
is considered rude.

May I ask where? Is it rude in the local $9.99 all you can eat "chinese" buffet,
or just in the multi-dollars a piece sushi restaurant, or at a dinner party or where?

I guess I am just a low class uneducated dilettante, because I have never heard of
this, and can't really wrap my mind around WHERE it would be considered rude.

LOL, I always considered it something like rubbing my hands together in anticipation of
good eats!
It's a fact, nothing I made up. Just because you don't know something how does that make you a low class uneducated dilettante? It is rude anywhere chopsticks are used - Japan for one. I learn something new on here almost daily. I don't think badly of myself for not having known something previously.

Also, it's not the ends that you break apart that get rubbed together, it's the ends that you eat off of. The friction supposedly rubs any splinters off. You are pointing out, publicly, that the owner is a cheapskate. This was probably more common back when chopsticks were of a lower grade also. These days most chopsticks are of a better quality.
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 01:26 AM   #19
Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson
Posts: 54
And to think that I thought it was done because that's what Harrison Ford did at the noodle counter in the beginning of Blade Runner

Chad

P.S. This is my first post, long time lurker, first time poster :)
__________________
ChadHahn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 02:12 AM   #20
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,270
Welcome to DC, Chad!!! Blade Runner is casting your mind back a bit! Or is that one of your favourites?
__________________

__________________
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
Bilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.