Friday Fun… Don’t Drop Your Chopsticks
Last month’s July Challenge from Rocky Dickerson had me not only thinking about food but also about dining experiences I’ve had.
Growing up in Houston, our family would go to these huge 9 or 11-course Chinese dinners to celebrate Chinese New Year. There were several each weekend and they were long. Each course was brought out separately...one at a time. My cousins and I used to count them and try to keep track of where we were. Was that dish #4 or #5??
The table was large and round and sat probably 10 people. My memory is non-stop eating and talking.
What I learned…
~Never try to use your chopsticks as if you were Buddy Rich, the drummer. The looks from the adults quickly put you in your place.
~Never ever drop your chopsticks on the floor. It’s supposed to be bad luck.
~Never ever ask what it is you’re eating.
You can ask, but trust me, you won’t like the answer. Duck feet!!!! I’m not kidding!!
Thank goodness for my Aunt Berda who would go to the kitchen and get knives and forks for all of the kids!
While we all knew how to use chopsticks they were not something we used on a daily basis. So to truly enjoy what we were eating, knives and forks were really appreciated.