How do you eat your pizza ?

@topffer (33147)
France
January 16, 2014 11:19am CST
Times to times, I learn something new. A few days ago I learned that you should eat a pizza with your hands in New-York, and not with a fork and a knife : . Every country has its own customs and traditions : if you were eating a pizza with your hands in a restaurant in Italy or France, everybody would look at you : it would be considered like a serious lack of education. This article gives me the idea of an international poll about eating a pizza : in your country, do you use a fork and knife or do you eat your pizza with your hands ?
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@cupkitties (6907)
• United States
22 Jan 14
Yep. Most everyone I know eats pizza with their hands. Dipping the pizza in Ranch dressing is also very popular. Only difference I've seen is a couple friends of mine from out of state insist on rolling theirs up before eating it.
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@topffer (33147)
• France
22 Jan 14
I have seen rolled pizzas sold with sandwiches here, to be eaten with the hands. I was thinking that ranch dressing was for salads. I will give it a try with a pizza, thank you. And thank you for your response.
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@mythociate (14975)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21 Jan 14
Well, America is a cultural Melting Pot ... so I could say it depends on the situation (formal gatherings, fork & knife is 'proper'; but when in less-formal settings, it's just like a burger-&-fries ) But I don't think people would make TOO MUCH noise over it if you were served pizza in formal settings & just picked it up & started chowing-down Besides, pizza is sort of designed to be eaten with your hands---kinda like a sandwich. If they didn't want you to eat it with your hands, they wouldn't have given you the crust! ... We're not eating lasagna here!
@topffer (33147)
• France
22 Jan 14
Yes, I agree that it depends on the situation : I have also eaten pizzas with my hands at home . "Designed to be eaten with your hands" : it depends of what you have on the top, and if it is very hot or no. I think it is mainly a question of culture. Thank you for your response.
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