Do you eat your Pizza with your hands?

by mediocremum on 20/05/2014

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‘Everybody likes pizza! It’s a quick and easy clean-up meal’ – Buddy Valastro

Do you eat with your hands?I’ve always eaten pizza with my hands.  However, once moving to the UK, I noticed more and more people eating it with a fork and knife, which I find a tad strange.  Often when I go out with friends, I always find myself apologizing in advance that I will be eating mine with my hands.

Philistine?

I’ve tried eating it with a fork and knife to look less of a heathen but I find it painstakingly slow, maybe it will slow me down so I eat less but I can’t be bothered.  Isn’t the whole point of the crust so that you can eat it in a similar vein to a sandwich?

I was invited down to Prezzo in St Albans, Herts last week to try out the new menu.  I took the opportunity to take a long time friend so we could have a proper catch up over some food and a glass of wine.  We’ve known each other long enough so I didn’t feel I needed to do the usual, ‘sorry I eat my pizza with my hands’.  The waiter also agreed with me.

Normally, I’m a bit predictable and normally have a Fiorentina Pizza, which is basically a Spinach Pizza with an Egg plopped on top.  But, as a seafood lover, I spotted a Lobster and Prawn option on the menu and asked the waiter which one I should have.  He quickly said, you can’t compare the two and you have to have the Lobster and Prawn one.  He couldn’t have been more right it was absolutely gorgeous.

You expect me to eat all of that?

lobsterandprawnpizza

I wish we would have got a picture of my face when it arrived at the table.  No word of a lie, it was as wide as the table and enough for at least two people and we’d just shared a Bread Board.  Plus, it came with a pizza cutter so I could cut it into slices and dive in with my hands!

Bread Board to Share at Prezzo, St Albans, Herts

I’ve been to a couple of other Pizza chains in St Albans, Herts and have only been to Prezzo once before, but in my opinion Prezzo was far superior.  The others I find a bit chainy, very open plan and clanging with noise.

We had a lovely table, it wasn’t heaving but still felt that we could have a decent conversation without competing with all the background noise, the service was excellent, reasonably priced, great selection of wines and both of our meals were gorgeous.  My friend opted for a Raviolli pasta dish and it was just as nice as my pizza and they were very accommodating when she asked if she could have mushrooms added to it.

So the big question is, do you eat your Pizza with a fork and knife or with your hands?  Please do leave a comment.

 

 

 

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1 Kim Carberry May 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

I use my hands….I wouldn’t even think about using a knife and fork….

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2 snafflesmummmy May 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I eat mine with hands but my husband eats his with a knife and fork.
It is all about getting the pizza into my face as fast as possible ;-)

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3 Trevor May 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Depends on the environment.

Out of a delivery box or in a fast food place: hands.
At a restaurant, knife and fork.

May vary depending on company and occasion, too.

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4 Actually Mummy... May 21, 2014 at 8:08 am

Lobster pizza??? Count me in, and I’ll eat it however I’m told to!

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5 Tasha May 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

This post spoke right me. I’m a Canadian import too, and about three days after moving to the U.K I went out eat with some people I was meeting for the first time. We went for pizza, and when it came out in a not sliced round disk on a plate that I couldn’t see, because it was the exact size of the pizza , I thought what the heck is going on here. I looked at my Canadian friend who had been here bit longer than me hadn’t warned me. All the women I was with start cutting away, so I tried to follow suit, how you are supposed to cut a pizza with a dull table knife I don’t know, anyway it was a couple difficult cuts in and my pizza sort of flew off my plate mid cut!! I was so embarrassed! Needless to say I am FINGERS all the way!

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