Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Poem for World Food Day

Eating Etiquette 101; 
  where you from? 


Why do you eat chicken that way
Don't you know it is much better
when you eat while holding it with
your fingers

Reasons come by the multitudes 
Main one being of course is that
Fingers were made before your forks
And that way when you're done you can
lick your fingers 


But here's my reason for the fork 
Major, differences in locale 
Our upbringing tells the story 
mine north of Mason-Dixon line 
while you're from the South 
 _ _ _ 

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo is a Shrimp Poboy with Fries and ColeSlaw taken by my brother-in-law as served by the RALPH & KACOO's Seafood Resturant, just North of Houston, at Lufkin, Tx. .... YUMMY!!
 - I'm linked with Susan with  Poets United Midweek Motiff  ~ The Food We Eat at

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At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:43:00 PM, Blogger tonispencer said...

I am from the South. I eat my chicken with a knife and fork.

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:49:00 PM, Blogger Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

it's lovely to learn about varying food traditions and styles of eating. An excellent topic for discussion, over dinner!!

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:28:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Ha! I can tell you that not everyone from the north uses knife and fork--or even napkins! Still I like how you set this up in dialogue and how the two make claims that place them in the environment.

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:17:00 PM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Once upon a time you didn't have to travel far to find that people did things differently even in small country like England. You only had to go a few miles into the next county to find they had a different accent when they spoke.

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:14:00 PM, Blogger Marja said...

Where I grew up you were allowed to eat chicken with your hands I love the dialogue

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:04:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the back and forth conversation........and smiled at the licking of fingers.

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:32:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Customs are funny things!

At Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Sumana Roy said...

We believe that fingers were made before forks and act likewise :)

At Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:42:00 AM, Blogger Jae Rose said...

Great way to eat chicken!


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