Sunday, April 29, 2007

How to cut food on a plate while standing

This Saturday night I found myself in a bind where I had some meat on my plate that needed to be cut. There were no tables around, but I was hungry.

(This would be helpful for those summer picnics or dinner parties where there aren't enough tables to go around.)

What to do?

Assuming you cut with your right hand you can do the following:

Step 1: Hold the plate with your right hand.

Step 2: Take the fork in your left and maneuver the item to be cut near the center of the plate. (Note this assumes you're using a small plate, bigger plates require off center placement)

Step 3: Now take the fork and place it on top of the item to be cut. The tines of the fork should be pointing down and pressing into the item to be cut.

Step 4: Take your left hand and grab the plate such that your thumb rests on top of shaft of the fork. If you've done this correctly you are now apply pressure to the item so it won't move.

Step 5: Proceed to cut the item with your right hand.

Step 6: Take your right hand holding the knife and grab the plate. Pick up the fork with your left and eat.


Brian said...

I think this post means you go to too many hamptons cocktail parties. Down in South Baltimore we have no need for instructions like this.