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2022-10-02 5:22:38 PM  
Has any Farkers seen a study of a correlation between the percentage of people in countries without access to flush toilets and public sanitary systems and prevalence of eating with hands?
 
2022-10-02 6:00:23 PM  
They turn blue when exposed to acid?
 
2022-10-02 6:01:14 PM  
Wow. That was the wrong thread.
 
2022-10-02 6:06:06 PM  
Thanks for sharing that, interesting read!
I'm about to eat dinner...might have to put away the fork and knife
 
2022-10-02 7:51:05 PM  
My Belgian mother would not pick up a piece of chicken, but would carefully dissect it with a knife and fork. I once watched my Belgian grandfather eat a restaurant hamburger with a knife and fork. Fun fact: McDonald's fries in Belgium come with a little plastic fork. And mayonnaise.
 
2022-10-02 9:49:36 PM  

eurotrader: Has any Farkers seen a study of a correlation between the percentage of people in countries without access to flush toilets and public sanitary systems and prevalence of eating with hands?


One reason why the right hand was for eating, and the left hand for the other end of the alimentary tract
 
2022-10-02 10:06:00 PM  
Filipino silverware as they sometimes call it in Hawaii
 
2022-10-02 10:12:22 PM  
Moroccan food is fun.  Expensive, but fun.
 
2022-10-02 10:26:12 PM  

eurotrader: Has any Farkers seen a study of a correlation between the percentage of people in countries without access to flush toilets and public sanitary systems and prevalence of eating with hands?


Well, pizza, burgers and chicken wings tend to be eaten by hand, and I've definitely seen articles about the lack of basic sanitation in the Deep South, so perhaps you're on to something.
 
2022-10-02 10:42:22 PM  
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2022-10-02 11:13:30 PM  

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I went to an international store tonight (FoodMaxx, Harrisonburg,VA), and they were selling bags of injera.

I snacked on a couple on the 3hr drive home, but I know I'm making Ethiopian food this week.

Probably misir wot, after the lentil discussions in the Ukraine war thread the other day.

/needs to figure out if the injera is a regular thing
//or maybe just on Sundays
///as I don't think they sell teff flour in anything other than 25lb bags
 
2022-10-02 11:23:28 PM  

Oneiros: olrasputin: [Fark user image image 582x428]

I went to an international store tonight (FoodMaxx, Harrisonburg,VA), and they were selling bags of injera.

I snacked on a couple on the 3hr drive home, but I know I'm making Ethiopian food this week.

Probably misir wot, after the lentil discussions in the Ukraine war thread the other day.

/needs to figure out if the injera is a regular thing
//or maybe just on Sundays
///as I don't think they sell teff flour in anything other than 25lb bags


Man, that's awesome. farker.

Injera is pretty much the main reason I don't do much Ethiopian at home. Not aware of anywhere here to buy the stuff pre-made, and even getting the flour would be a pain. So no matter what spread I do (likely misir wot, yebeg tibs, and some simple veggies), I'm either stuck eating it with silverware, or I have to go through the massive pain in the ass of making my own injera.

And that's just not something I eat often enough to justify learning and setting up a process for.
 
2022-10-02 11:27:53 PM  

olrasputin: Oneiros: olrasputin: [Fark user image image 582x428]

I went to an international store tonight (FoodMaxx, Harrisonburg,VA), and they were selling bags of injera.

I snacked on a couple on the 3hr drive home, but I know I'm making Ethiopian food this week.

Probably misir wot, after the lentil discussions in the Ukraine war thread the other day.

/needs to figure out if the injera is a regular thing
//or maybe just on Sundays
///as I don't think they sell teff flour in anything other than 25lb bags

Man, that's awesome. farker.

Injera is pretty much the main reason I don't do much Ethiopian at home. Not aware of anywhere here to buy the stuff pre-made, and even getting the flour would be a pain. So no matter what spread I do (likely misir wot, yebeg tibs, and some simple veggies), I'm either stuck eating it with silverware, or I have to go through the massive pain in the ass of making my own injera.

And that's just not something I eat often enough to justify learning and setting up a process for.


Bob's Red Mill sells teff flour nationwide
 
2022-10-02 11:31:12 PM  
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2022-10-02 11:53:30 PM  

anuran: olrasputin: Oneiros: olrasputin: [Fark user image image 582x428]

I went to an international store tonight (FoodMaxx, Harrisonburg,VA), and they were selling bags of injera.

I snacked on a couple on the 3hr drive home, but I know I'm making Ethiopian food this week.

Probably misir wot, after the lentil discussions in the Ukraine war thread the other day.

/needs to figure out if the injera is a regular thing
//or maybe just on Sundays
///as I don't think they sell teff flour in anything other than 25lb bags

Man, that's awesome. farker.

Injera is pretty much the main reason I don't do much Ethiopian at home. Not aware of anywhere here to buy the stuff pre-made, and even getting the flour would be a pain. So no matter what spread I do (likely misir wot, yebeg tibs, and some simple veggies), I'm either stuck eating it with silverware, or I have to go through the massive pain in the ass of making my own injera.

And that's just not something I eat often enough to justify learning and setting up a process for.

Bob's Red Mill sells teff flour nationwide


Lol. Not paying $5/lb for farking teff flour.

What I mean by "pain in the ass" is I'd have to check around with local African grocers, where I could almost certainly snag a 5-10 lb bag for closer to $2/lb.
 
2022-10-03 12:02:40 AM  

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I mean...I'm familiar with the phrase, but...

Did he try to use Pepto Bismol as lube?

Or maybe an egregious nail polish accident?
 
2022-10-03 12:31:38 AM  
How else would I eat other than with my hands?

My feet? My genitals?
 
2022-10-03 12:54:51 AM  

Valter: How else would I eat other than with my hands?

My feet? My genitals?


Your mouth?
 
2022-10-03 6:01:35 AM  

olrasputin: Oneiros: olrasputin: [Fark user image image 582x428]

I went to an international store tonight (FoodMaxx, Harrisonburg,VA), and they were selling bags of injera.

I snacked on a couple on the 3hr drive home, but I know I'm making Ethiopian food this week.

Probably misir wot, after the lentil discussions in the Ukraine war thread the other day.

/needs to figure out if the injera is a regular thing
//or maybe just on Sundays
///as I don't think they sell teff flour in anything other than 25lb bags

Man, that's awesome. farker.

Injera is pretty much the main reason I don't do much Ethiopian at home. Not aware of anywhere here to buy the stuff pre-made, and even getting the flour would be a pain. So no matter what spread I do (likely misir wot, yebeg tibs, and some simple veggies), I'm either stuck eating it with silverware, or I have to go through the massive pain in the ass of making my own injera.

And that's just not something I eat often enough to justify learning and setting up a process for.


I've tried making it a few times, and it hasn't come out well.

Of course, I also bought whole teff and not teff flour, so had to try to grind it myself, which I suspect is the big part of my problem

I've had better luck making dosa, which is also a fermented pancake, so not too far off.  They both take a few days of preparation due to the fermentation
 
2022-10-03 6:06:26 AM  

anuran: Bob's Red Mill sells teff flour nationwide


Yes, but make sure you're buying  teff flour and not whole teff.

It's a tiny enough grain that it's not blatantly obvious if you don't look closely.

Coffee grinder couldn't do it, nor blender.  I think my best batch was from grinding, soaking for an hour, then back through the blender again
 
2022-10-03 6:11:38 AM  

olrasputin: Lol. Not paying $5/lb for farking teff flour.

What I mean by "pain in the ass" is I'd have to check around with local African grocers, where I could almost certainly snag a 5-10 lb bag for closer to $2/lb.


Not this year.

Grain prices are stupid because of Russia.

25lb bag of teff flour was $68, although I think that was the ivory teff, which tends to be more expensive.  (I've heard it's a good idea to try to get ivory when you're starting out so it's easier to see the browning)

I've only seen FoodMaxx sell smaller amounts of teff once, ehere they had re-packaged it.  I suspect they had a leaking bag and divvied it up.
 
2022-10-03 7:01:48 AM  
Wendy's Chili with Fingers - Collect All Ten!
 
2022-10-03 7:55:44 AM  
Who eats a sandwich without their hands?
 
2022-10-03 8:18:17 AM  
Barbarians.
Don't they know how to use chopsticks?
 
2022-10-03 9:48:17 AM  

Oneiros: anuran: Bob's Red Mill sells teff flour nationwide

Yes, but make sure you're buying  teff flour and not whole teff.

It's a tiny enough grain that it's not blatantly obvious if you don't look closely.

Coffee grinder couldn't do it, nor blender.  I think my best batch was from grinding, soaking for an hour, then back through the blender again


I made the teff/teff flour mistake only once. Have an electric grain grinder which makes very short work of it.
 
2022-10-03 10:40:47 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Who eats a sandwich without their hands?


Well, technically it was hands, but during undergrad there was a Cambodian who had a thing about touching food.  So he'd eat sandwiches without removing them fully from the bag they were in.

One day, while we were in Indianapolis for a solar car race and were all quite hungry, they finally showed up with pizza.  Everyone descended like vultures to grab a slice, then someone pointed out that Fu was touching his food, to which he looked horrified and promptly threw up.

I guess they ingrained that 'do not touch your food' in you pretty seriously when you come from an area that had highly transmitable diseases.
 
2022-10-03 11:57:21 AM  
1 ton tomato?
/I want a 1 ton tomato!!
// 1 ton tomato.
///also Ron DeSantis sucks
 
2022-10-03 1:26:24 PM  
Is cactus fingerfood?

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2022-10-03 1:35:01 PM  

Ambitwistor: Is cactus fingerfood?

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Yeppers
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2022-10-03 1:36:14 PM  
Food tastes best off fingers or wooden utensils. My Trinidadian foster mom always served curry with roti no cutlery. After my hands turned yellow the first time, she made it "white style" and she'd wrap my curry in the roti like a burrito.
 
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