People who eat with their fork upside down.
I usually see this done by food critics on cooking competition shows on TV. They all hold the fork upside down, stab the food then jab it into their mouths. I'm just waiting to see how they eat rice.
people who do this usually talk and smack their lips when they eat, too!
— jmc posted 12/18/2008
Or, they are from another country...
— MoscowPimp posted 12/23/2008
That country should be destroyed.
— Roger posted 12/24/2008
actually, in a lot of countries it's considered extremely common to use your fork as a shovel/scoop, unless eating peas/rice etc.
— squeak posted 4/22/2009
In Australia and Europe that's the way we eat. Using your fork as a scoop is very impolite & shows a lack of respect for your dining partners.
— Cat posted 1/14/2010
if it's "impolite" to use a fork as a scoop, then why is it bent like that? Excuse me for using something the way it's designed
— kimk posted 1/17/2010
It drives me crazy watching all the food tv "cooks" in their attempts to emulate the ever so cultivated europeans and eat with their fork upside down. Pompous asses!
— posted 8/21/2010
When in America, eat like Americans. Holding a fork with a fist grip on the handle and tines pointing down, looks barbaric. I have seen them on Food Net Work, the judges do this all the time and they chew with there mouth open, full of food. What qualifications do they have to make them a judge. Doesn't matter, I hardley watch FoodNetWork anymore, I get tired of cup cake contests, cake contests and repeated war games. I want cooking tips, I ain't doing competitions. Alton Brown is the only one left thats good.
— Fred posted 3/26/2011
I'm with you, Fred. I think they do that on Food Network because most of them are arrogant and pretentious. It is the "English" way not the US method. Many years ago, we were actually taught in school (home economics) how to eat "properly" and it was not with the fork upside down. I'm shocked to see people eat with the fork held like a stabbing instrument and the knife as a saw. I guess manners have gone to the wayside as well as everything else!
— dottie posted 11/17/2011
I am sorry but spearing tough meat with the tines down is much more efficient and does not look that barbaric. end of story
— blegh posted 8/11/2012
I have eaten in some of the finest restaurants in the world. I hold the knife with my left hand and fork tongs down in my right cutting the meat, twist the fork tongs up in the food goes. no wasted motion. when I get that look from the proper eating public I simply wink and say, I am american and smile. I almost always get a smile back.
— steve posted 2/12/2013
I just returned from a cruise that started in Barcelona. The ship was mostly full of Brits on "holiday." They all ate with the fork upside down, and the knife in their right hand. I agree that when eating meat, this works great, but I sat next to one rather snobbish, stuffy "gentleman" who went to great lengths to eat his salad like that. He would cut lettuce and greens, up into small pieces, and then pierce it with his upside down fork by pushing it with his knife. Seemed to take forever.
— Ron posted 2/17/2013
Just saw Guy Fieri eating a Johnny Cake. First bite was fork tines down, second was fork tines up. Must be trying to please everyone. Can't be done Guy!!
— Don posted 4/7/2013
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