Has this happened to you? You go to a new place, and discover that people there do things completely differently from the way you do the same things. It can be about the simplest things. Like, how do you drink your coffee? And from there, you spark a debate about what is the right way to drink coffee.
When it comes to food, we all have our strong feeling and opinion. And while most of the debates are usually a matter of preference, location, and how a person was raised, they are still here. With that in mind, here are some popular food debates in the last several years.
- Where should you store ketchup is a popular debate. Some people think that the place for ketchup is in the fridge, while there are also some that believe the place is in the pantry. The reasoning for the latter group is that is the way ketchup is stored and served in restaurants. And it makes sense when you look at it
- There is a right and a wrong way to eat pizza, apparently. The biggest debate is whether you should fold your pizza or not. In some cases, it is all about convenience. For example, in New York, it is almost mandatory, because the slices are huge and it is more convenient to fold it and eat it on the go. There is even a proper technique for how to fold a pizza. On the other side, there are people who believe folding the pizza makes the joyous act of eating shorter than necessary
- Desserts are also part of the food debates, as many debate what is the best brownie. Soft gooey brownie is the preference for most people, but there are also those who love the crunchy edges
- There are foods that get different name depending on where you live. For example, a long sandwich packed with meat, cheese, and other condiments can be called hoagie, hero, or sub. The first one is name for a sandwich in Philadelphia, Hero is the name for sandwich in New York, and sub originated in New London, Connecticut. And it is all the same thing
- One of the biggest and most heated food debates happens during Thanksgiving. It is a time of the year when families come together to argue about pronunciation. Whether the pecan pie is pronounced “pee-can” or “pick-ahn”, depends where you come from. The former is common on the East Coast, while the latter is popular in the South. No matter where you live and you are, someone will definitely point out that you are pronouncing the dessert wrong
- Another strong debate is how you should cut your toast. The debate got so heated, it sparked a Twitter hashtag. Arguing between cutting your toast in long ways or as a triangle, the community came to a third option, which is farthest right, and that it is only for monsters
- How you cut sandwiches is also a popular debate, and whether you should cut it diagonally or in half. Does it depend on the type of sandwich you are eating? Or does it depend on how you mum cut it when you were a kid? Foodies argue that cutting the sandwich diagonally creates an illusion that the sandwich is bigger, and allows for even distribution of what is inside
- Is not putting ketchup on hot dogs an East Coast thing? Or is a thing in Chicago? Or it depends on how old are you? No matter why you are not putting ketchup on hot dogs, there is a debate there
- In the same manner as there is a right way to eat a pizza, there is a right and wrong way to eat an Oreo cookie. Some people carefully split a cookie open, scrape off the filing with their teeth, and then casually eat each half of the cookie. Others, cannot wait that long to dig in and take a full bite
- In the past several years, some exotic pizza toppings include pineapple. You either love it, or hate it. But no one has ever been turned. Those who oppose it, say that putting pineapple on your pizza ruins everything pizza stands for
- Let’s finish with an Italian thing, and whether you should twirl your spaghetti or cut it up. Italians will gasp at the idea of cutting spaghetti, but in the last few years, it has become a debate of etiquette. Some consider it rude to twirl your spaghetti while others are eating something else on the table. It might seem as you are playing with your food