If there is one thing I have never learned to do it is the art of eating without sullying your own clothes. Take the obstacles below. This here is two entrees shared between two people on a Saturday lunch. On the top right you have a cheese and onion gratin souffle which is greasy and stringy with cheese. It is a logistical nightmare. To the left you have a shared plate of linguini which is begging to flick oil and parts of some green vegetable matter, most likely basil or mint, which has been added to the dish. Now add the additional element that these are sharing plates and that the food needs to be passed around. I ask you the question, what chance do I have of staying clean?
|Food, one of the great opposing forces to keeping clean and looking sharp|