You Have Been Eating Your Peas All Wrong According To Etiquette Expert
Please pass the peas!
So, how does it feel to know that you have been eating your peas wrong all this time? Not sure about you bit when I eat my peas there isn’t that much I think about other than how delicious they are with a nice pat of butter.
We pretty much just use a fork and scoop them up. Personally, I prefer peas as the green side on Thanksgiving rather than string beans or even the classic green bean casserole. Peas make your plate look pretty and festive. Just imagine them alongside a nice scoop of cranberry sauce “the jellied” kind from Ocean Spray please. It looks like Christmas on a plate!
If you serve peas at Thanksgiving, here’s how to shame all your relatives for being unsophisticated yokels . . .
Why so judgmental on our pea eating etiquette?
There’s a stuffy British guy on Instagram named William Hanson who’s an etiquette expert. And he’d like you to know you’ve been eating peas wrong your whole life. Yup, you read that correctly. There’s a proper way to eat your peas.
On my one trip to London a few years ago. I noticed that peas were on the menu in just about every restaurant. A lot of times Brits enjoy mashed peas instead of mashed potatoes. I actually grew to enjoy it although I must admit it could never take the place of mashed potatoes. So this etiquette expert is well-versed in the proper manner of eating peas of all types. But we will focus on unmatched peas for this exercise.
How the typical person eats peas
Most people scoop or shovel them with their fork, but he says that’s wrong. You should be embarrassed and ashamed. Not really, but he would think so.
You can’t just spear each pea individually though, or you’d be there all night. So what’s the proper technique?
He says you SHOULD be spearing them, but not one at a time.
Use your knife to gather some peas and act like a backboard to hold them there. Then you can spear a bunch of them all at once, and they won’t slide all over your plate. Now you know. (Mirror)