Sunday, 10 June 2012

Refined dining

And while we're on the subject of food, here's a tricky question for those who enjoy a refined dining experience.

Should a burger be tidy enough to eat without cutlery?

Or is a little latitude permissible - especially if chef feels inclined to push the creative boundaries? 


Sam Vega said...

One of the great questions of our age.

Veggie-burgers only for me, but from that limited perspective I would argue that they should indeed not require cutlery. They are a species of sandwich, to be eaten by hand without fuss. Of course, creative latitude is possible, but then the chef should have the decency to ensure that it is obvious that you need cutlery. Anything that looks tidy enough to eat from the hand, but ends up all over your face and lap, should be sent back.

A K Haart said...

Sam - I used to make veggie-burgers from beans, but it wasn't a great success - difficult to get enough flavour. We've tried buying them but with mixed results.