Re: Re: SPOOOOooons!
2007-09-01 13:30:42 GMT
> I don't use the chopsticks in the traditional pincher-grab-and-lift
> method for couscous, rice, etc... I use the "shovel" method for eating
> these types of foods with chopsticks. Hold the bowl up towards your
> mouth and sort of shovel the food in with the chopsticks held together
> as more of a single wider flatter stick. I apologize if my description
> doesn't provide the proper visual. I wonder if there is youtube video
> of what I mean.
Probably, but that doesn't mean we want to see it...
Sorry, couldn't resist. Shoveling is a standard technique used in any
part of Asia that uses chopsticks. It's called 'bowl assistance.' If
you load up your spoon and shovel from there, it's called 'spoon
assistance.' These technical terms are defined (and probably coined) in
a book of cartoons called "Beginner's Taipei" by Gao Ben Nuo (Benedikt
Hohenau) and published in 1989. So, graphical depictions do exist. I
just don't know if youtube has it.
I don't go any where without my chopsticks. Food eaten from bamboo
chopsticks tastes best. I keep the tarnished silver spoon as a luxury