by Graham Pierrepoint
Far be it from One News Page to suggest exactly how we should all live our lives – individual choices make the world go round, after all – but there are a number of things we take for granted that we appear to have completely misunderstood. The way we dress, the way we comb our hair, even the way we use the bathroom – but on a less revolting note, the way in which we eat rarely comes under scrutiny. After all, it’s not how you eat, it’s what you eat that counts – right? While fine wines should be savored and taken delicately, no one has ever really said the same about pizza – at least, that is, until this week.
News has emerged this week that we may have gotten the concept of pizza-eating completely wrong – how so, you ask – after all, it’s a fine art that so many of us have perfected, and indeed practice regularly! According to a number of sources in recent days, it has emerged that the way in which we tuck into creations of bread, cheese and tomato is generally completely and utterly wrong – at least, it goes against what was intended.
The Manchester Evening News is stated to be the source (or should that be sauce?) of pizza mania in the past few days, with an article citing experts and industry representatives on the ways in which we should really be eating our takeaway Italian cuisine. Firstly, we shouldn’t really be making our pizzas hard – the traditional pizza is supposed to be nice and soft, and easy to eat – not crunchy all the way down.
Secondly, and this is the game-changer – we shouldn’t really be eating pizza by the slice. As it transpires, the ideal way to eat pizza is to fold it up into a ‘wallet’ and consume by hand. It’s certainly practical, and makes sense if you’re eating a pizza that is particularly soft or flexible!
At the end of the day, we eat our pizzas the way we want to – while the more bizarre among us may wish to get stuck in with a knife and fork, here at One News Page we say let bygones be bygones – take the slice by the hand and dig in! After all, it’s what’s on the crust that counts – not necessarily the way in which we enjoy it!