Burger Etiquette: How Do You Eat Yours?
Burgers. They’re getting bigger, fuller, and more complicated with every passing day. The question of how to eat these delicious creations has become more pressing than ever.
Eating etiquette changes with the times: is it best to shove the whole thing in your mouth and mop up the consequences (as Emily Post would advise) or should it be eaten with a knife and fork?
It’s a delicate business and a touchy subject for burger connoisseurs, but we’ve considered some of the possibilities.
All In One Go
There are always going to be people who go all-out for things in life, stopping at nothing to get what they want — and get it to the fullest. This applies to clubbing, hoovering, and burger-eating.
The ‘all in one go’ burger eaters fall into this category; they don’t want to miss a single flavour and demand that each bite contains at least a bit of each element. It takes a great degree of skill to ensure no burger juice/ketchup/sauce-of-choice is lost, but if this way of burger feasting can be mastered, it reaps great taste rewards.
With a Fork and a Knife:
A Tale of Two Halves
Some claim cutting the burger in half is nothing short of a travesty — attempting to tame something that is supposed to be messy and ‘uncut’ takes away the raison d’etre of enjoying a burger.
But others see it as a perfectly normal and logical move, making the consumption process easier and facilitating more Instagrammable juicy burger shots. (We’re not buying it. Put that knife down, we want to see a bit of mess.)
Don’t even get us started on eating the ENTIRE BURGER with cutlery. Wrong. Just wrong. We won’t dignify it with any more response.
Paleo Life: The Low-Carb Burger
The burger and the bun: best of friends, partners in crime, together forever? NO MORE! Bunless burgers are on the market everywhere, and the low-carb crowd are gobbling them up. You may well think it’s an April Fool’s joke that has gone on too long, but no, we’re not kidding you. These things are real!
Potential bun subs include portobello mushrooms, lettuce leaves, bacon weaves and ramen noodles…part of me wants to say “you do you”. But no.
Hold the Bun!
(We’ll make one exception here: the glazed doughnut burger. Triple bypass here we come!)
How do you eat your burger? Are we way off the mark?