I’ve felt a little guilty ever since bashing chopsticks-users pretty handily way back in the very first Eating Styles post. Since then, I’ve come to see that us fork-users aren’t so different from our nimble-fingered brethren, and that we should come to accept and love each other.* So for today’s eating styles post, I want to know which side of the divide you’re on, So Good readers. When you’re eating at a restaurant that has chopsticks, do you use them? Or do you stick with your fork?
Pros: being authentic, looking cool, ability to use them at home with your Annie Chun meals.
Cons: difficult, possibly becoming (or being perceived as) pretentious.
What do you think about chopsticks, So Good readers? Do you use them? Shun them? Find them too difficult? Turn to a different utensil entirely? Choose your answer and explain in the comments.
*My animosity towards using chopsticks actually has less to do with its perceived pretentiousness and more to do with the fact that, like Guitar Hero and two-fingered whistling, chopsticks are going to go down in history as one of the few skills I will never, ever, ever, master.