That’s not much of a challenging question in most American households. Spaghetti is one of those comfort foods that is easy to prepare, but not so easy to eat in a dignified manner. (Insert here the image of slurping those spaghetti noodles with the wild abandon of an 8 year old, laughing the entire time as the long, slippery noodles slap both sides of your face. Yes, it is all coming back to us now.)
As an adult who is heading off to a job interview lunch, dinner, or any other important meal spaghetti should not be on your list of foods to chose from. Managing to twirl the spaghetti around your fork (even if it is resting against a large spoon) can be difficult as the tasty sauce makes it a sliding mess. And then there is the splashing, red sauce that may end up on the front of your dress or white shirt. If you are out to impress someone or just want to present your good dining skills choose a different type of pasta such as penne or farfalle.
Spaghetti is a casual food. We are not saying “don’t eat it.” Quite the contrary. Serve it in a pasta bowl. It’s easier to maneuver in pasta bowl. Enjoy it with friends and family. Celebrate National Spaghetti Day today!
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