Eating by hands

In my neighbourhood, the majority of people still eat by hands.

I tried once near Reo to have rice sauce with my fingers, and the experience was not unpleasant.

Of course, the psychological burden of childhood’s first commandment: do not eat by your hands converted this incident in a cultural shock.

Eating by hands could look as an uneducated behaviour, but is not. You have to wash carefully your hands before and after the meal and there are some more rules of etiquette, especially if you are sharing the bowl with others (that is the natural African complement to this way of eating).

If you enjoyed the chopsticks Chinese way, now try your fingers, you’ll not regret.

March 16

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  1. Eating by hands

    In my neighbourhood, the majority of people still eat with their hands.

    I tried once near Reo to have rice ?sauce? with my fingers, and the experience was not unpleasant.

    Of course, the psychological burden of childhood?s first commandment: ?do not eat with your hands? converted this incident into a cultural shock.

    Eating with your hands could look like uneducated behaviour, but it isn´t. You have to wash your hands carefully before and after the meal and there are some more rules of etiquette, especially if you are sharing the bowl with others (that is the natural African complement to this way of eating).

    If you enjoyed the Chinese way of chopsticks, now try your with your fingers, you won´t regret it.

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