Confession: I married a knife and fork pizza eater. Are you one?

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Eugene, Oregon
August 29, 2016 10:13am CST
Yes, even though she grew up in southern California, Anne, like more than a few people from back east whom I have dined with, uses a knife and fork when we have pizza. I sort of look around to see if people are staring, but most Oregonians seem pretty tolerant of strange dining habits. The first knife and fork pizza eater I met was someone I worked with from New Jersey where, he said, most people eat their pizza that way. So, confess, do you eat pizza with your hands as it was meant to be eaten? Has pizza made its way around the the world? Is it popular in England, Australia, Canada, China and the Philippines or where you live??
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
29 Aug 16
Yes, pizza is very much here in India and we eat it with our hands.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Aug 16
As we all should, lol.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic My own family still living in Quebec and still eat their pizza with utensils. They do not like watching me eating it with my hands.
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• India
29 Aug 16
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@egdcltd (6895)
29 Aug 16
Pizza came from Europe! Yes, I eat it with a knife and fork as well. Admittedly, my favourite type is the calzone which you couldn't eat with your fingers, but I eat all types with a knife and fork (and most other dishes too; you can eat chicken wings with a knife and fork).
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Aug 16
I love calzone too! But I never eat chicken wings, even as a kid at home I avoided them. I actually was aware that pizza came from Italy, although there is some controversy about even that.
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@egdcltd (6895)
29 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic I don't think I've ever had pizza in Italy (I was only about a year old when I went, so it's doubtful) but I have had it in Malta, which has been influenced by the Italian diet, and in Italian restaurants in the UK (and, of course, American ones like Pizza Hut).
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
chicken wings with a knife and fork? weird to me!
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
When I lived in the province of Quebec, we did use a fork and a knife to eat our pizza. The first time I ordered a pizza in the U.S. and I had to ask for utensils, needless to say that my then American boyfriend was very embarrassed!
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Aug 16
I know that feeling, lol.
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@CinnamonGrl (6066)
• Paradise, California
29 Aug 16
I'm your basic pick it up in your hands and shove it in your face pizza eater! That's interesting that some people would eat it with knife and fork. Do they have to use a steak knife? Doesn't seem like a plain dull dinner knife and fork would "cut" it lol.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Aug 16
Anne likes a steak knife actually.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
29 Aug 16
I have eaten pizza with a fork, but not a knife, if I felt the pizza was going to bend to the point of me losing part of the toppings. If you are embarrassed by your wife eating pizza that way, you need to read my post about my brother eating his cooked broccoli with his fingers In a fancy restaurant!
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@Platespinner (17045)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug 16
I tend to eat pizza with a knife and fork, it's an effective way to prevent burning the roof of my mouth or having the cheese slide off in my lap. Of course the male members of my household (particularly my firstborn son) tend to cast their eyes heavenward when I insist on flatware.
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@Corbin5 (112931)
• United States
29 Aug 16
We all eat pizza with our hands here. However, if a pizza is of the messy type, I will use a knife and fork.
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@Vivenda (588)
• Portsmouth, England
29 Aug 16
Depends how hard the pizza is - and how many people are watching me at the time!
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@celticeagle (119115)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Aug 16
If my mother were still alive I probably would see her eating her pizza that way. She used to try and get my step brother to cut his hamburger in two. I think it depends on the situation. If was a first date or something where you didn't want pizza sauce on your mouth. LOL
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
Oh yes, Anne always cuts her burger in half too.
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@celticeagle (119115)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic .....Good that she has nice manners. I won't eat a hamburger in a restaurant because I don't want to do that and feel that I should. LOL My grandmother's teachings stays with me to this day.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
@celticeagle That is really funny!
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@topffer (35528)
• France
29 Aug 16
What would be weird in France, would be to eat a pizza without a fork and a knife. But we are also tolerant with foreigners.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
We foreigners are grateful for your tolerance too.
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@JudyEv (130090)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 16
There are a lot of Pizza Hut and Domino franchises in Australia. It is a common and popular fast food. I usually use my fingers unless I'm with 'posh' people and minding my manners.
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@sallypup (27965)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Aug 16
You caught me. You've been spying on me. Again.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
You of all people! If you come west that won't do you know.
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@sallypup (27965)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic I expect to spend time in a hippie tofu snortin' parlor more than a pizza parlor. By the way, the trip West is one week from tomorrow.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
@sallypup Cool, is Corvallis on the itinerary?
• China
30 Aug 16
Where I live ,there is also pizza to sell,but it is not my cup of tea.However if I ate it, I would use chopsticks ,because we normally have no such a dinner set as knife or fork.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
That makes sense in your country for certain.
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@EddieHands (37815)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Well I am not married, but boy does that pizza look good !
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
It made me hungry when I posted it.
@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
30 Aug 16
I love pizza and mostly make my own. When it's too hot, I have been known to dive in with a fork and knife. But once it's cool enough for me to handle, I grab my slice with my hands!
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
The only way to fly.
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@UncleJoe (10617)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 Aug 16
How I eat pizza depends on whether Becky is with me or not.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
Ahhh, words of a wise man!
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@akalinus (19951)
• United States
30 Aug 16
We love pizza but I have never seen anyone use a knife and fork to eat it. I wonder why they do that.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Aug 16
Sometimes it seems to be a cultural thing from the comments.
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30 Aug 16
its popular here in india whereas pizza is popular all over the world no doubt it.. but we eat in the traditional way which is using your own hands
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@LuciCJ (199)
• Cluj-Napoca, Romania
30 Aug 16
In Romania, it usually depends where you are having it. If you have it in a restaurant, you definitely will have your pizza with the dedicated silverware. If however you take it away and eat it while on picnic or in your back garden, let's say, then there are no further reasons for formalizing oneself.
@ms1864 (6976)
• Bangalore, India
30 Aug 16
yeah, I have a friend who does that...she doesn't like to get her hands dirty. My dad does it because he doesn't have the teeth to bite into it.
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