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Old 07-12-2010, 14:07
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This was on Come Dine With Me last week. Someone finished their soup by drinking from the bowl.

Would you find that acceptable or not at someone else's house (or in your home)? (Some did, some didn't). Would you do it? I wouldn't but I have no issue with it but I might be a bit surprised.
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Old 07-12-2010, 14:14
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I would do it in my own home. I wouldn't care if others did it in my home but I wouldn't do it in other people homes.

On best behaviour when out and all that.

Same as I wouldn't pick my plate up and lick it when out (however tempted I was by the scrummy meal I had just finished) but would do it in my own home.
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Old 07-12-2010, 14:24
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Not acceptable in anyone's home IMO but then manners mattered when I was being brought up.
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Old 07-12-2010, 14:44
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On occasion I have slurped the gravy off my plate - never in company though (not even in front of OH )

On the whole it's not acceptable behaviour IMO, I'd not do it {in front of anyone at least } and it would make me feel quite ill to see a relative stranger doing it!
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Old 07-12-2010, 15:12
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I couldn't even do that in my own home, let alone someone elses. Friggin weird, especially if you have access to spoons?
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Old 07-12-2010, 15:14
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I couldn't even do that in my own home, let alone someone elses. Friggin weird, especially if you have access to spoons?
Totally agree with this. How greedy must you be?! You've finished your meal, leave it at that!
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Old 07-12-2010, 15:20
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I'd be pleased they'd enjoyed the soup and that they felt relaxed. It's not the worst thing they could do but I would be surprised at it.
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Old 07-12-2010, 15:33
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I think people are overreacting a bit. As said, I wouldn't do it in someone elses home but would in mine if I didn't have any guests.

If you are at home and are enjoying the meal you have just had then who cares? If you don't want to do it that's fine but those that do are hardly "friggin weird".

Manners are important when in company but when by yourself you can allow yourself a few indiscretions.

I'm sure it is bad manners to wipe your finger round a bowl you have made a cake in and eat it. Doesn't mean its not fun and something you wouldn't do when in the kitchen by yourself cooking.

Some people take food too seriously all the time. Sure, there are times when it is serious and formal. There are also times it can be fun.
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Old 07-12-2010, 15:53
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Eat however you want, just don't make a mess.
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Old 07-12-2010, 16:07
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Perfectly acceptable to drink from a bowl in my opinion, though I'll start off using a spoon. Licking a plate is a no-no for me though
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Old 07-12-2010, 16:35
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I don't think I've ever drank from the bowl but not through manners through brilliant use of my spoon and bread on the table
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Old 07-12-2010, 20:08
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Don't have an issue with drinking from a bowl for a thin soup, who wants to sit there for ages scooping away.

I draw the line at licking the plate, even at home.
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Old 07-12-2010, 20:37
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Eat however you want, just don't make a mess.
Agree with this. Although sometimes you have to make a mess and it's more fun for the meal

Isn't it a tradition in chinese cuisine to drink and slurp from the bowl?
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:23
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I don't think I've ever drank from the bowl but not through manners through brilliant use of my spoon and bread on the table
Yes, they tend to work!
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Old 08-12-2010, 19:59
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You dunk and scoop soup with bread? How disgusting. I bet you also tip the bowl to get the last of it with your spoon.

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Old 08-12-2010, 20:57
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I drink cereal milk from a finished bowl of cereal in my own home. Definitely not in public though.

As for soup, I often pour my soup into a big mug and drink it, and I don't find this unmannerly in any way, I'm using the correct vessel for drinking.

Isn't it a tradition in chinese cuisine to drink and slurp from the bowl?
I just like to pick up on this point. Things that may seem rude in Britain might not be in other countries. Some people find eating food with ones hands rude but I think when it's appropriate it's fine. Finger bowls all the way!
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Old 08-12-2010, 23:54
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Isn't it a tradition in chinese cuisine to drink and slurp from the bowl?
Yes, and also in Japan it's considered polite to slurp soup and noodle dishes
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Old 08-12-2010, 23:58
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I drink cereal milk from a finished bowl of cereal in my own home. Definitely not in public though.

As for soup, I often pour my soup into a big mug and drink it, and I don't find this unmannerly in any way, I'm using the correct vessel for drinking.



I just like to pick up on this point. Things that may seem rude in Britain might not be in other countries. Some people find eating food with ones hands rude but I think when it's appropriate it's fine. Finger bowls all the way!
Just don't drink from them - there'll be uproar I tell ya
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Old 10-12-2010, 21:44
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I would only do that if I had been given a fork to have the soup with.
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Old 10-12-2010, 21:45
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I would find it awfully common and would comment on it.

The very idea gives me the shudders.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:44
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I for one could bring myself to drink the remains of soup from a bowl in front of guests.

Pouring very hot tea out of a cup into a saucer and slurping that is also acceptable in my book.

And lets not forget the slurping of gravy from the dinner plate.

I'm common me

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Old 11-12-2010, 14:14
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I don't think I've ever drank from the bowl but not through manners through brilliant use of my spoon and bread on the table
There you have it. If you have good bread on the table, as the French do as a matter of course, there is no need to lick the plate or drink from a bowl. Nor need we waste the last traces of sauce, soup or dressing - the bread is there to soak up every last delicious drop and smear
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Old 11-12-2010, 20:48
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But the french coffee bowls (breakfast) do not have handles so the only way is to drink from the bowl..........
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Old 11-12-2010, 22:16
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If it can be helped, I personally wouldn't drink from the bowl and use a spoon (soup, cereal, etc). However, I have been to restaurants and ordered the Ramen Soup. It has been given to me in a huge bowl able to mix the ingredients of a cake in. After eating the noodles and left with the soup, you can't help but drink from the bowl because using a spoon would leave you there all night and would eventually become cold and unenjoyable.

All in all, if it can be helped then I wouldn't, but if I want to enjoy my meal then I would.
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Old 11-12-2010, 22:45
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A friend of mine took out a new, quite posh, girlfriend to an Oriental restaurant and he saw a bowl with a slice of lemon in it - he drank it - then he found out it was the finger bowl !
I don't think he saw her again.
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