Soup etiquette

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Sarah_B
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Soup etiquette

Postby Sarah_B » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:15 pm

I rarely eat soup but it's the starter I have chosen for our Christmas dinner (the other options appealed less).

I believe the correct etiquette for eating soup is to spoon the soup away from you but do people really do this? Or should I spoon it towards myself? (It is a nice restaurant where we are going to.)

I can't believe I'm asking this as I go out for meals quite frequently but anyway would like to know what people would do in my situation.

Thank you

andy_landy
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby andy_landy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:44 am

oh definitely make the effort if it is a nice restaurant :)

oswaldgold
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby oswaldgold » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:14 am

i just pick up the bowl and drink it.

pauld
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby pauld » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:22 am

Use a straw.

alr1970
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby alr1970 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:32 pm

I've never even thought about which way to scoop. I thought the only important thing was not to slurp too loudly.

Funny how soup is only ever served at the start of a meal. Must be because after 3 courses and accompanying wines you'd be too pissed to eat it without spilling it down your front.

oswaldgold
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby oswaldgold » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:42 pm

just forgo the spoon entirely and lap at it like a cat, thus avoiding any embarrassing faux pas.

gitface
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby gitface » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:38 pm

Or ask for it in a mug.

Yeah - spoon away from you, and when going for the dregs, if you need to tip the bowl, tip that away from you as well.

Pearl
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby Pearl » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:20 pm

Yeah, Debrett's endorse this tipping the bowl forward approach. Unfortunately they introduce a whole lot of other tricky rules too, concerning the angle of the spoon and the breaking of the bread. Who knew?

http://www.debretts.com/british-etiquet ... e-and-soup

pauld
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby pauld » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:51 pm

Eat it how you like and then cut off anyone from your social circle that judges you because you eat soup wrong.

ash pole
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby ash pole » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:12 pm

With difficult issues such as this I always turn to Dr Frasier Crane for advice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS41-JeZ3EE

blenkinsop
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby blenkinsop » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:21 pm

:D

Sarah_B
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Re: Soup etiquette

Postby Sarah_B » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:46 pm

Thank you for your advice and gratefully received.


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