Do you eat your pizza using fork or by using your hands?

February 26, 2010 10:22am CST
It's nice when we eat the food we have according to what is comfortable for us. I was eating pizza today and as always, I use the fork and knife.This is the way I'm comfortable with.And then, on the other table I saw some people eating their pizza using their hands and just like me, they are enjoying their pizza too just like me. So it made me curious of what people prefer when eating pizza.Is it by using fork or mainly by hand? I'll appreciate your thoughts regarding this. Enjoy!
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• United States
26 Feb 10
It depends on if we're talking Chicago deep dish or a New York style with a thinner crust. I go knife and fork on deep dish pizzas. That way I can scoop up all of the toppings. With a thinner crust I use my hands and suffer the consequences (stains on my shirt and blisters on the roof of my mouth). At the end of the day, though it's your choice. Pizza is all about happy, not manners!
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27 Feb 10
You have a descriptive consequence with having it by hand batcountry (smiles).I'm referring to the stains you mentioned and especially the blisters on the mouth after taking more bite of the pizza.
• Brazil
26 Feb 10
I do rpefer to eat with my hands, it's just so comfey and natural even though I completley mess my hands xD But when I do go to a sort of fine diner and they have pizza, I eat with a fork and knife just to be polite.
27 Feb 10
Hi universe!That's right, the place matters too when we eat and also the people around as. That has to be taken into consideration during meals.
@gracie04 (4552)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Well, it depends.. When i am at home, i usually eat the pizza using my hands.. it's more comfortable compared to using fork... whilst when i am dining at a pizza parlor, i opt to use the fork so i won't mess my hands... sometimes, i use the table napkin to hold the pizza..
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27 Feb 10
Hello there. Exactly, the place would also matter on wether to use eat it directly by hand or by the aid of fork and knife.
@MrKennedy (1992)
26 Feb 10
It depends really. If the pizza is bursting with toppings, and the act of picking it up results in a food avalanche, I will use a knife and fork and cut it up. But usually, I just eat pizza with my hands as I have always ate pizza this way and it just feels normal to me
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27 Feb 10
Wherever you may feel comfortable then it surely is the best to be done so as to enjoy every bite of your pizza MrKennedy.
• United States
26 Feb 10
I usually go either way and the decision usually depends on the size of the slice. I usually use the knife and fork in order to decrease the chance of me burning the roof my mouth with the hot cheese. I don't mind eating with my hands, but that is usually a cause for pain.
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27 Feb 10
I agree with you. Directly having a bite of the pizza could indeed cause some pain in the mouth due to it's hard crust. So, I'll stick with the help of the fork and my knife.
@lelin1123 (15627)
• Puerto Rico
26 Feb 10
I sometimes use a fork and knife to eat my pizza if the slice is to big to hold in my hand. I find its easier to eat the pizza that way. If the slice is small enough then I will eat holding it in my hand. I think I enjoy the pizza more when using a fork and knife though.
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27 Feb 10
If you're used to that way of having pizza then continue on and feel more comfortable.
@saphrina (31614)
• South Africa
26 Feb 10
My hands of course. Why dirty your cutlery, if you only have to wash yur hands. TATA.
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• India
26 Feb 10
too lazy i guess:-p
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• India
26 Feb 10
i always eat with my hands on most of the times and pizza will be no exception to that . i may use a knife only to cut the pieces and then i will for sure eat with only my hands . i think we should eat in the way in which we are comfortable and we should not worry about others in this thing . eating in hand is comnfortable for me and i will do it .
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27 Feb 10
Whatever you feel best for you dilip.
• United States
26 Feb 10
I think pizza is considered finger food! It's is totally acceptable to eat pizza with your hands! I know very few people who use their fork but I don't suppose there's anything wrong with either way!
27 Feb 10
Hi there mac.Yes you're right at that, either way is fine.It depends on which one you would like then and would feel most comfortable.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
i appreciated pizza a lot if i use my hand. i can also taste pizza better coz i can bite big or small as i can than just by pork where you need to slice it. i guess pizza can be eaten by hands i dont know why other people use fork to eat pizza, if they dont want their hands to be messy then they can use tissue or wash their hands before and after.
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27 Feb 10
Hello homeshoppers! For me the reason why I have it by fork is that I don't want to be messy both my hands and around the sides of my mouth as I take a bite.So the fork basically controls the right bite size. You're right at that, we could wipe or wash our hands after but maybe we just don't want the messy feeling while eating.
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
It really depends on were I eat pizza. If Im at a Pizza House like, PizzaHut,Shakey's or Yellow Cab, I tend to eat with fork and knife. Maybe because I dont want to get messy in front of many other people. But if i just had the pizza delivered at my place, then I rather eat it with my hands.
• China
1 Mar 10
I eat my pizza by using my hands. I think this way is convenient for me.
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• Amman, Jordan
28 Feb 10
i like to eat by hands. it is good to your feeling
• United States
28 Feb 10
I like to eat pizza with my hands for me I guess I am a messy kind of person. Also I find it comfortable.
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@sheetalnr (589)
• India
28 Feb 10
I love to eat Pizza with my hands.
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@myguy09 (63)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 10
I prefer eating pizzas with my hands especially when at home.But if I were eating in public, I use forks.I enjoy it more if I use the hands.
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@xenobane (204)
• Canada
27 Feb 10
At restaurant I usually eat pizza by hand, that's with a napkin in between. At home I'll use chopsticks to eat the pizza, I find this way very easy and you won't worry about rip the soft pizza apart, which happens sometime if you use fork.
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• United States
27 Feb 10
Most of the time I eat pizza with my hands but sometimes you get a GREAT pizza that you cant eat it with your hands b/c half the toppings are falling off then I go grad a fork.
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@cerebellum (3869)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I usually eat pizza with a knife and fork just to slow it down. I eat fast anyway and if I eat pizza with my hands it is gone in no time and I end up eating more.
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@hofferp (4736)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I eat pizza with my hands. On rare occasions, and usually depending on the people I'm with, I may eat pizza with a knife and fork.
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